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Sports Stars

Football, tennis, cycling, motor racing… Spain has emerged as a world power in all of these sports and more in recent years, displaying an extraordinary depth of talent and a handful of phenomenal individuals. Excluding football players (who have their own Spain X5 category), Iberosphere takes an unscientific look at Spain’s top sports stars:

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Pedro de la Rosa

Pedro who? Yes, De la Rosa is known as much for his career as a test driver for the likes of McLaren and Sauber ...

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Alberto Contador

Those seeking a role model might baulk at the three-time Tour de France winner being included on a list of sports stars. There was ...

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Marta Domínguez

Long-distance runner Domínguez has won a steady stream of medals at major competitions ever since taking bronze at the 1998 European championships in the ...

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Pep Guardiola

He made his name as a midfield general for FC Barcelona in the 1990s. But Guardiola’s true calling, it seems, is getting the best ...

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Rafa Nadal

Spain’s best tennis player ever. The greatest clay court player the world has seen. The man who dethroned Roger Federer at his peak. All ...

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