El Pais Q&A: Sergio Ramos

Sergio Ramos (born Sevilla, 1986) has the art and courage of a bullfighter. A good guy, pure breed and he laughed a lot answering this questionnaire.

Q: What is Pelé’s name?

R: Pele? His name? Edson

Q: What is a ‘folha seca’?

R: A way of hitting the ball. Assunção, Juninho Pernambucano and Cristiano Ronaldo are the best at doing this

Q: What colour is Botafogo’s jersey?

R: I don’t know

Q: What team did Garrincha play for?

R: For Botafogo?

Q: What team does Romario’s dad support?

R: Santos?

Q: Why are the Uruguayans called ‘charrúas’?

R:  To me, Saviola called me ‘Churrúa’ and for that reason they call me ‘Churu’

 Q: What do you know about ‘mezcal’?

R:  I’ve never tried it before

Q: Who would you do an ‘escrache’ to?

R: More than an ‘escrache’, it would be a trick

Q: Where does Spongebob work?

R: The one from the cartoons? In the sea

Q:  Who sung to the girl from Ipanema?

R: Well, a singer…

Q:  Who was called ‘the cat from Maracaná’?

R: Ramallets

Q: What is the percentage of water in a watermelon?

R: 90%

Q: Why are the Brazilian people protesting?

R: Because of poverty

Q:  Have you watched any episode of Dancing Days?

R: No

Q: ‘Aquí no hay quien viva’ or ‘El ala oeste de la Casa Blanca’?

R: ‘Aquí no hay quien viva’

Q:  Have you ever received a bribe?

R: Yes

Q: How many people in Spain are unemployed?

R: More than 5 million, too many

Q: Why does Rajoy not do press conferences?

R: Ask him!

Q: Who was Fittipaldi?

R: There is a Fito of Fittipaldis and another Fittipaldi who was a racing driver

Q: Are Robe and Andrés Iniesta cousins?

R: No, well, I believe that they aren’t!

Q: What is the singer from La Polla Records called?

R: Nabo!

Q: What high school did Iker go to?

R: One in Móstoles

Q: Why do bankers not go to jail?

R: Because they have not done anything bad, I’d say.

Q: At what age did you first have sex?

R: At 15

Q: Who did you go to see in your first concert?

R: Niña Pastori

Q: What happened in the ‘Maracanazo’ (1950 match between Brazil and Uruguay)?

R: Uruguay beat Brazil en Maracaná

Q: What are the British and Irish Lions?

R: A music group

Q: What is Dalsy?

R: I don’t know

Q: What position did Jose Claramunt’s (director of the selection) father play as?

R: In Valencia, but I don’t know what.

Q: What is Mourinho’s dog called?

R:  Wait, I think I knew…. I don’t know. I can’t remember. But Cannavaro’s dog is called Iker

Q: Why did Tebas, president of La Liga, try to prevent Messi from playing in the league?

R: I don’t know

Q:  What characterises Brazilian underwear?

R: How short they are

Q: Who was Feliciano Fidalgo?

R: I don’t know

Q: Who do so many kids die everyday in Africa?

R: Because of illnesses and hunger

Q: Does size matter?

R: I’m more for quality than size

Q: What do you call the woman that cleans your house?

R: María and she is a great woman

Q: When was the last time you cried?

R: The day we were eliminated from the Champions League

Q: Why are there so many talkshows in Spain?

R: Because they are there to sell

Q: What present would you give to Sara Carbonero?

R: A bouquet of flowers on Iker’s behalf

Q: What team would you never sign for?

R: For Betis, for example

Q: How much does a rhinoceros’ testicles weigh?

R: About eight kilos. Or lots of eggs?

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