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Spanish Footballers

If there’s one place where Spain enjoys a true embarrassment of riches, it’s on the soccer field. As the reigning football World and European champion, the country has enormous depth of talent in virtually every position. So picking five of the country’s greatest active football players is as good as impossible, right? Maybe, but here is Iberosphere’s choice of Spain’s greatest footballers:

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Xabi Alonso

The coolest man in La Liga. Alonso was one of the first Spanish players to make an impact in England’s premiership, wowing Liverpool supporters ...

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Gérard Piqué

Barcelona’s Piqué started life as a centre-forward, which might explain his ease on the ball, even when under pressure from La Liga’s most fearsome ...

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Jesús Navas

Not so long ago, Navas was known as much for the panic attacks he suffered on being away from his family as his sprite-like ...

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Sergio Ballesteros

Not many teams beat Real Madrid these days and not many defenders outsprint Cristiano Ronaldo. But Levante and their club captain Ballesteros have managed ...

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Raúl González

Slower than a snoozing turtle. Too bossy by half. A training ground grump. Yes, yes, all of that may be true, but love him ...

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