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TOP 10 PLAYERS SHOWN RED CARDS IN SPANISH FOOTBALL - LIGA - HISTORY

Last week Real Madrid defender Sergio Ramos was sent off with a Red Card, again. The media has been giving the Spanish International "heaps" with headlines that announce that its his 18th Red Card in his career.

For those who read these headlines one may be lead to think that Ramos is a "hardman" of Spanish Football, a rough & tough bloke that "eats up forwards & midfielders".  Just to clarify the 18 red cards figure, they include all competitions including European etc.

If we just examine the "Tough Men" of Liga historically, Sergio Ramos is "only" 9th on the list. This does not justify all his sending off & thus leaving his team in players disadvantage but it does dilute the "media campaign" locally of bring about a ruthless Sergio Ramos. 


Below are the Top 10 Red Card earners historically in Liga - Spanish Football. The Nº1 spot goes to Xavi Aguado player of Real Zaragoza with 18 red cards ( just in Liga ) during his 433 game career. 

There are some real tough defenders on the list.

REAL ZARAGOZA SPANISH FOOTBALL

Top 10 list to date:

.1. Xavi Aguado ( Real Zaragoza ) - 18 red Cards / 433 games
.2. Pablo Alfaro ( Sevilla ) - 18 red cards / 516 games
.3. Juanito Rodríguez (Las Palmas, Zaragoza, At.Madrid, Sevilla & Extremadura ) - 17 red cards/ 462 games
.4. Patxi Salinas ( At Club Bilbao & Celta ) - 15 red cards / 483 games
.5. Santi Denia ( Albacete & At Madrid ) - 15 red cards /363 games
.6. Fernando Hierro ( Real Madrid ) - 14 red cards /497 games
.7. Mauricio Pochettino (RCD Espanyol ) - 13 red Cards/ 272 games
.8. Carlos Marchena ( Sevilla, Valencia & Deportivo) - 13 red cards/281 games
.9. Sergio Ramos (Real Madrid ) - 13 red cards /302 games
10. Albert Lopo ( Espanyol, Deportivo & Getafe ) - 13 red cards/389 games

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