Sergio Ramos was at the Real Casa de Correos in Madrid to receive the Seven Stars of Madrid prize 2016 for Best Male Athlete. Angel Garrido, head of Madrid’s regional government, was on hand to award him the prize, which honours the work of athletes who have has great success and the sporting entities that have done the most each year in order to promote sports within the region itself.
In his acceptance speech, the Real Madrid captain said: “It gives me a real sense of both joy and pride to have been named best male athlete at the Seven Star of Madrid awards. I am even more thrilled to get a prize for promoting and embodying sporting values. I am from Seville, Andalusia and I certainly feel it, but the region of Madrid welcomed with open arms 13 years ago and it is here where I have grown as a person and a professional, and I feel at home at here”.