Ramos, Alves, Pepe, Scholes: 20 players who have been given most cards in 21st century

Paul scholes is shown a red card vs Man City

Sergio Ramos is an incredible player.

The Spaniard, who now turns out for Paris Saint-Germain, has established himself as one of the greatest defenders to have ever played the game.

While he’s a superb player, Ramos’ temper sometimes lets him down.

Ramos has lost it on the pitch numerous times during his career and often finds himself in trouble with the officials.

Statistics has now emerged which shows just how undisciplined Ramos has been during his career.

@ThePopFoot have named the 20 players with the most cards given to them in the 21st century.

And Ramos’ card tally is just insane. View their findings below…

20. Paul Scholes – 173 (163 yellow, 10 red)

19. Yannick Cahuzac – 173 (154 yellow, 19 red)

18. Daniele de Rossi – 175 (160 yellow, 15 red)

17. Gary Medel – 177 (158 yellow, 19 red)

16. Gennaro Gattuso – 179 (171 yellow, 8 red)

Gennaro Gattuso is booked while in action for AC Milan
MILAN, ITALY – MAY 15: Gennaro Gattuso of AC Milan shakes hand with referee Paolo Tagliavento taking a yellow card during the Serie A match between AC Milan and Juventus FC at Stadio Giuseppe Meazza on May 15, 2010 in Milan, Italy. (Photo by Massimo Cebrelli/Getty Images)

15. Gerard Pique – 184 (172 yellow, 12 red)

14. Sergio Busquets – 185 (183 yellow, 2 red)

13. Diego Godin – 190 (177 yellow, 13 red)

12. Ever Banega – 191 (178 yellow, 13 red)

11. Gabi – 199 (188 yellow, 11 red)

10. Xabi Alonso – 201 (195 yellow, 6 red)

9. Raul Garcia – 207 (199 yellow, 8 red)

8. Maxi Pereira – 209 (199 yellow, 10 red)

7. Scott Brown – 212 (193 yellow, 9 red)

6. Javier Mascherano – 213 (201 yellow, 12 red)

5. Arturo Vidal – 218 (208 yellow, 10 red)

4. Pepe – 220 (206 yellow, 14 red)

Pepe is shown a red card for Portugal
SALVADOR, BRAZIL – JUNE 16: Pepe of Portugal is shown a red card and sent off by referee Milorad Mazic during the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil Group G match between Germany and Portugal at Arena Fonte Nova on June 16, 2014 in Salvador, Brazil. (Photo by Stu Forster/Getty Images)

3. Felipe Melo – 227 (207 yellow, 20 red)

2. Dani Alves – 250 (234 yellow, 16 red)

1. Sergio Ramos – 290 (263 yellow, 27 red)

Ramos’ tally is unreal. How can one man be so undisciplined?!

The Spaniard has made just under 1000 appearances in his career, meaning he picks up a card every four or so games.

He has picked up 27 red cards. His last came in December, roughly nine months ago. That’s some drought for Ramos.

Sergio Ramos is shown a red card for Real Madrid
MADRID, SPAIN – MARCH 23: Sergio Ramos of Real Madrid is shown the red card by referee Alberto Undiano Mallenco during the La Liga match between Real Madrid CF and FC Barcelona at the Bernabeu on March 23, 2014 in Madrid, Spain. (Photo by Denis Doyle/Getty Images)

He is 40 cards ahead of his long-term rival, Alves, at the top of the standings.

Melo completes the podium places with Pepe in fourth.

Celtic legend Brown and Liverpool icon Alonso also feature inside the top 10. Busquets is 14th, having received 185 cards since 2000, only two of them being red.

While Scholes creeps into the top 10 with 173 cards given to him in his illustrious Man United and England career.

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