Top 10 best Spanish footballers of all time

Top 10 best Spanish footballers of all time
Top 10 best Spanish footballers of all time

Best spanish footballers of all time

  • Top 10 Spanish footballers in history
With its two poles, Real Madrid and Barcelona, and its other prestigious teams, the Spanish presented themselves as one of the strongest nations in football. Choosing the top 10 was not an easy task.

While it is true that Spain did not experience international glory for decades, even Real Madrid and Barcelona were unable to win European titles for two or three decades. However, starting from the late 90s, this slump turned into a formidable force, both at the national team and club level.

Famous soccer players from Spain

  • famous Spanish soccer players:
The name of Spanish football players has strongly emerged in the world of football in recent years. The Spanish national team has been able to achieve remarkable accomplishments starting from 2008, when they won the UEFA European Championship, followed by winning the FIFA World Cup for the first time in their history in 2010. They then achieved another unprecedented historical feat by winning the UEFA European Championship again in 2012, becoming the first European national team to win three consecutive major international tournaments.

This success was not limited to the national team, but Spanish clubs have also proven their excellence in the European continent in the last two decades. Since 2000, Real Madrid has managed to win the UEFA Champions League title 6 times, while Barcelona has won it 4 times. These two clubs are home to the most famous Spanish football players. Atletico Madrid has reached the final twice, while Sevilla has achieved remarkable accomplishments in the Europa League championship.

Of course, these achievements are thanks to the efforts of the technical staff and the sports federation, but none of these achievements would have been possible without the great talent of the Spanish players. Therefore, in this article, we will get to know the most famous football players from Spain:

10 best Spanish footballers of all time

In the future, we will present a historical lineup that showcases the best team in the history of Spain, highlighting the legends of this great country as much as possible. But today, we will select a list of the top 10 players:
  1. Iker Casillas.
  2. Alfredo Di Stéfano.
  3. Xavi Hernandez.
  4. Andres Iniesta.
  5. Luis Suarez Miramontes.
  6. Raúl González.
  7. Francesco Gento.
  8. Sergio Ramos.
  9. Emilio Butragueño.
  10. Fernando Hierro.

10- Fernando Hierro
Fernando Hierro
Fernando Hierro

Although Fernando Hierro does not have any international titles to his name, this does not take away from the impressive achievements he possesses personally and with his club, Real Madrid.

The central defender has won five titles in the Spanish league and three in the UEFA Champions League. In addition to being one of the highest-scoring defenders in history, Hierro remained one of the brightest players in Spain for a very long period.

9- Emilio Butragueño
Emilio Butragueño
Emilio Butragueño

At the end of the 20th century, Emilio Butragueño was chosen as one of the top 100 players in the history of football according to FIFA.

During his presence at Santiago Bernabeu, the striker known as "The Eagle" contributed to Real Madrid's local dominance, winning the Spanish League 6 times. He also had his European mark with the team, leading them to win the UEFA Cup twice in a row in 1985 and 1986.

It is worth mentioning that our wonderful striker scored 4 goals in a single match in the 1986 World Cup against the Danish national team, raising his tally in that tournament to 5 goals. He also received the Silver Ball award alongside the Argentine star of that time, Diego Maradona.

8- Sergio Ramos
Sergio Ramos
Sergio Ramos

Beware of approaching the emblem of Real Madrid and touching it with evil, for you will find Ramos confronting you in any way. Despite being one of the best defenders in the world in recent years, his record of yellow cards does not befit a legend like him.

Sergio is considered the player with the most international matches for the Spanish national team, and he is one of the golden generation of Spain. He has also won numerous titles with Real Madrid, especially in the UEFA Champions League, and has contributed to the team's victories in several matches not only through his defensive skills but also through his aerial prowess and unmatched goals.

Read more: The Top 10 Defenders in History footbal

7- Francesco Gento
Francesco Gento
Francesco Gento

A player of exceptional skill, considered one of the best wingers in the history of football in general. Known for his great speed, reaching less than 11 seconds in the 100-meter sprint, as well as his strength and high technical abilities. He scored many goals and was a threat to opponents, especially with his ability to shoot from a distance.

Gento won 12 titles in the Spanish league and six titles in the UEFA Champions League, which are still record-breaking numbers to this day.

6- Raúl González
Raúl González
Raúl González

The son of the White Castle and the first Spanish goal scorer in the history of Real Madrid, where Raúl González was a goal scorer like no other in the history of Spanish football.

This decorated profession that he enjoyed during his career led to his crowning with a shower of local and European championships, the most notable of which are the La Liga six times and the UEFA Champions League three times. El Matador is considered a contributor to most of them, and despite not winning any international titles, he is the second highest goal scorer in the history of Spain.

5- Luis Suarez Miramontes
Luis Suarez Miramontes
Luis Suarez Miramontes

The only Spanish player in history to have won the Ballon d'Or to this day, having won it in 1960 with Barcelona, which made Inter Milan pay a record amount at that time to bring him to Giuseppe Meazza. Suarez truly excelled at both clubs and is now considered a great legend in each of them.

Suarez won two Spanish league titles, followed by three in the Italian league, and twice became a champion of the Champions League with the Nerazzurri. If this record is not enough for you to appreciate the quality and legendary status of this player, know that he led the Spanish national team to win the European Nations' Cup in 1964.

4- Andres Iniesta
Andres Iniesta
Andres Iniesta

The artist is considered one of the best players of his generation, and many believe he deserved to win the Ballon d'Or at least once. He is not among the top scorers in the history of Spain, but he has the greatest goal in their history after scoring the winning goal against the Netherlands in the 2010 World Cup final.

Iniesta has won over 30 titles in his career, including nine La Liga titles and four UEFA Champions League titles, in addition to the World Cup and the Euros twice. His name is always mentioned alongside his compatriot Xavi Hernandez.

3- Xavi Hernandez
Xavi Hernandez
Xavi Hernandez

To surpass Iniesta and advance ahead of him in this ranking, one must be an extraordinary player, and that player is Xavi Hernandez, the midfield maestro who feeds everyone around him with precise passes that have greatly contributed to shaping the legend of FC Barcelona and the Spanish national team. His former coach, Pep Guardiola, described him as the mastermind of Barca, and Vicente del Bosque said he is more important than the coach.

With these excellent touches and creative vision, Xavi has earned seven Liga titles, three Champions League trophies, a World Cup,

2- Alfredo Di Stéfano
Alfredo Di Stéfano
Alfredo Di Stéfano

Argentine by nationality and Spanish at heart, this is Alfredo Di Stéfano, the icon of Real Madrid who played for the Spanish national team in 31 matches, scoring 23 goals, compared to only 6 matches and 6 goals with the Tango.

For these reasons, and with his legendary status within the white castle, we decided to include Di Stéfano in the list of the top 10 players in the history of Spain, rather than in a previous list titled the top 10 players in the history of Argentina (from here).

Alfredo won several titles with Real Madrid, including the Spanish League on seven occasions and the European Cup for Champion Clubs (currently known as the UEFA Champions League). He was also among the winners of the Ballon d'Or twice, and his Spanish nationality played a role in achieving this honor.

1- Iker Casillas
Iker Casillas
Iker Casillas

There will be a big debate following this choice that made Iker Casillas the best player in the history of Spain, but in truth, the saint deserves this position. After waiting for La Roja for 44 years to win the Euro, they returned in 2008 with a golden generation that won the prestigious continental championship twice, including a World Cup victory. Throughout all of this, Iker was the captain who played a pivotal role, especially in the final against the Dutch national team.

That was a summary of the national achievements that are no less significant than the achievements with Real Madrid, where he guarded their goal for almost two decades and ended up with a trophy cabinet full of titles, including winning the Spanish league 5 times and the UEFA Champions League 3 times.

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