As the captain of an all-dominant Real Madrid team, Sergio Ramos is undoubtedly one of the most successful athletes in all of sport in 2017.

With three Champions League victories in the past four seasons, Ramos is at the heart of a team that’s writing a chapter in Real’s history that rivals any other period in the club’s rich and sparkling past.

In a club that’s traditionally packed with the most glamorous players that money can buy, the 31-year-old defender gives his team much-needed heart and soul as he prepares to enter his 13th season with Los Blancos.

When he’s on the pitch, Ramos is in complete control and plays with the type of power and emotion that makes him a favourite on the terraces ahead of those who score 30 goals a season. It’s this quality that makes him the perfect fit as the face of Nike’s Tiempo Legend 7, the silo with the most class, heritage and respect in Nike Football’s catalogue.

We sat down with Sergio Ramos in Madrid as the curtain was raised on the Nike Tiempo Legend 7 to talk about Real’s current era of dominance, how music affects his game and his surprise status as football’s biggest sneakerhead.