Real Madrid announces exit of Sergio Ramos after 16 yrs

Sergio Ramos is officially leaving Real Madrid after 16 years and four Champions League titles.

Madrid have called a news conference for Thursday as 'an institutional act of tribute and farewell to our captain Sergio Ramos'.

The 35-year-old defender has failed to agree a new contract and will leave as a free agent. Ramos missed much of the past season with injuries and was not selected by Spain for the European Championship.

He was a member of the Spain team which won an unprecedented title hat trick at Euro 2008, the 2010 World Cup and Euro 2012.