• Sergio Ramos has now scored 14 UCL goals, same as Zinedine Zidane
  • Ramos scored his 100th goal for Real Madrid Wednesday
  • Real Madrid defeated Inter Milan 3-2 in their UCL game

Real Madrid skipper Sergio Ramos surpassed Chelsea great John Terry in an exceptional record of scoring the most number of headers by defenders since 2003-04 in the Champions League Wednesday. In the same match, Ramos moved level with his boss Zinedine Zidane in terms of the number of goals scored in the tournament.

Ramos, who netted a header in Real Madrid’s 3-2 win over Inter Milan, now has scored eight headed goals in the European premiere tournament since the 2003-04 season, while next in that list is former Chelsea center-back, Terry, who had scored seven headers for the Blues during his stint with the Stamford Bridge side between 1998 and 2017, according to Opta Sports, leading sports analytics company in the world.

Zidane, who played club soccer between 1988 and 2006, represented four clubs, but he played Champions League only for two – Juventus and Real Madrid, scoring an aggregate of 14 goals.

In his five seasons at Juventus, he made 41 Champions League appearances, where he managed only five goals.

After he switched from the Serie A side to Real Madrid, Zidane played five more seasons of the Champions League. The attacking midfielder netted nine goals in 47 Champions League matches for Los Blancos.

With the goal against Inter Milan at Estadio Alfredo Di Stefano, Ramos equaled Zidane’s 14 Champions League goals. While Zidane netted 14 goals in 80 Champions League caps, Ramos took 126 matches to reach the 14-goal mark.

Ramos’ strike was also his 100th goal for Real Madrid that came in his 659th appearance for the club. Those goals include strikes in two Champions League finals, both against Atletico Madrid, which proved crucial as Real Madrid triumphed in both the games and now are the most successful club in Europe, having won the Champions League for a record 13 times.

Sergio Ramos
Real Madrid's Sergio Ramos training ahead of the FIFA Club World Cup Final match against Kashima Antlers, in Yokohama, Japan, Dec. 16, 2016. Reuters/Issei Kato

Real Madrid’s 3-2 win over Inter Milan was vital for Zidane’s side as it was the first win of their 2020-21 Champions League campaign, having lost and drawn in their opening two fixtures.