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The 25 players with the most red cards since 2000

The 25 players with the most red cards since 2000
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Who has been football’s biggest hot head for the last 20 years? Check it out here as we present the 25 players with the most red cards.

The average footballer only picks up a few red cards over the course of his career. They can be for anything from making a desperate last-ditch effort in a game to completely losing his cool altogether. The list of reasons can be endless…

Some of them, however, seem to have a habit of getting on the referee’s bad books on too many occasions. The world of football is full of these individuals, characterised by some as ‘bad boys’. They’re a part of the sport most fans love, even if they don’t want to admit it.

And now Transfermarkt revealed that Sergio Ramos has picked up the most red cards since 2000 on a whopping 26. The Real Madrid captain is also on 259 yellow cards, making him the clear ‘winner’ on this list.

Despite his many red cards, however, Ramos has never got a red card once for Spain in 170 appearances.

Interestedly, Zlatan Ibrahimovic and Ricardo Quaresma are the only two forwards to make this list.

PlayerRed Cards
1.Sergio Ramos26
2.Rafael Marquez21
3.Felipe Melo20
4.Matteo Contini20
5.Fernando Amorebieta19
6.Gerardo Torrado18
7.Gary Medel18
8.Deividas Semberas17
9.Gonzalo Rodriguez17
10.Philippe Mexes16
11.Alberto Lopo15
12.Giampiero Pinzi14
13.Ricardo Quaresma14
14.Jermaine Jones14
15.Alexis Ruano14
16.Zlatan Ibrahimovic13
17.Daniele Conti13
18.Emre Belozoglu13
19.Cosmin Moti13
20.Leonardo Ponzio13
21.Alessandro Lucarelli13
22.Filippo Porcari13
23.Dani Alves12
24.Javier Mascherano12

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