He’s earned 11 points for Real Madrid himself.
Defenders scoring at the rate that Sergio Ramos does isn’t normal, but the Real Madrid captain isn’t an ordinary player.
Without his goals, Real Madrid would be 11 points worse off in LaLiga Santander, and the majority of those have come since the restart and from the penalty spot.
Ramos has 10 goals this season and has scored with his foot from open play (one), two with his head, six from the penalty spot and one direct freekick.
Of those, five have been decisive in changing the outcome of a game.
Alaves 1-2 Real Madrid
Ramos scored with a header after being found by Toni Kroos before Dani Carvajal scored the winner. It’s the only goal in this list that wasn’t a penalty.
Real Madrid 2-2 Celta Vigo
This one came against Celta and appeared to hand Real Madrid three points, but they conceded late on to draw.
Real Sociedad 1-2 Real Madrid
The game was goalless when Vinicius Junior was fouled in the box in the second half. Ramos stepped up to take the penalty and sent Alex Remiro the wrong way, guiding his shot into the bottom right-hand corner.
Real Madrid 1-0 Getafe
Carvajal was the man to win the penalty as Real Madrid looked to break the deadlock late on against Getafe. Ramos went the same way as he did against Real Sociedad a few days before but David Soria, despite diving the right way, couldn’t get a hand to it.
Athletic Club 0-1 Real Madrid
Los Blancos needed a penalty to open the scoring for the third game in a row at San Mames as Marcelo was fouled by Dani Garcia. Unai Simon dived the right way but Ramos found the bottom corner with conviction.
Comparison With Karim Benzema
The No.9 has earned Real Madrid five points more than Ramos has, though his goals tend to come from open play rather than penalties.
His decisive strikes came in the following games:
Real Madrid 1-0 Atletico Madrid
Valencia 1-1 Real Madrid
Sevilla 0-1 Real Madrid
Real Madrid 3-2 Levante (two goals)
Real Madrid 1-1 Valladolid