- The Italian coached the Whites between 2013 and 2015.
- It was Ancelotti who gave Ramos the armband on a temporary basis.
- What makes the Spaniard so important for the Whites is his character and personality, not his tactical or technical skills, according to Carlo.
"Sergio Ramos also has fantastic quality," the Italian told Sky Sports. "I think his best quality he has is not tactically, it's not technically, it's character and the personality that he has and the ability he has to motivate the people around him, like his team-mates.
"Ramos during that period was important for this, he was always at the top when the game was important and in the key moment of the games."
Ancelotti won the Champions League, the Spanish Cup, the UEFA Super Cup and the FIFA Club World Cup at the helm of Madrid between 2013 and 2015.
It was him who gave Ramos the armband on a temporary basis and the Spaniard repaid the manager's trust in him with his arguably most important career goal - the stoppage-time equalizer in the 2013/14 CL final against Atletico Madrid.
Ramos scores THAT header with Atletico: