Here Is The List Of Spain’s All Time Prominent And Legendary Footballers

Spain's All Time Prominent And Legendary Footballers

      Spain is considered one of the most popular footballing nations in the world. It is the home for two biggest clubs in the world such as Real Madrid and FC Barcelona. They have made various achievements and some of their biggest achievements are winning the World Cup (1 time) and European Championships (3 times) titles.

Till the mid of the year 2000, Spain were the underachievers, always disappointing their fans, losing in major football tournaments. Though they got very talented players in their team but those players also couldn’t make out to bring their team on the top of the World cups and European Championships.

However, in the end, Spain succeeded to turn on their competitiveness in Euro 2008, and beat Germany with 1-0 scores in the final round and won the tournament. Their competitiveness still carried on in the upcoming major football tournaments such as World cups and European Championships. They won the World Cup in 2010 and the European Championship in 2012, proving themselves as a great competition and great team. Spain amazed the world with their excellent passing as well as possession-oriented football.

Finally, after winning the major tournaments one after another, made Spain one of the most competitive teams. This also helps them to remove their underachiever’s tag after a long time.

In addition, their footballing history is magnificent with a lot of great footballers. Therefore, we are here to provide you with our list of the all-time greatest eleven footballers in their team.

Spain’s All-Time Prominent And Legendary Footballers

Iker Casillas

Iker Casillas Fernandez is a Spanish professional footballer who plays for Portuguese club Porto as well as the Spain national team as a goalkeeper. He is popularly known for his skills or talent to create remarkable saves. Casillas is commonly well thought-out to be one of the greatest goalkeepers of all time who is known for his flexibility, speedy responses, and exceptional shot-stopping capability.

Fernando Hierro

Fernando Ruiz Hierro is a remarkable legendary Spanish retired footballer who played as a central defender, sweeper or defensive midfielder. He played for Real Madrid in 610 matches and scored 127 goals for them. He led Real Madrid as a Caption in more than 200 matches and won 3 UEFA Champions Leagues and 6 La Ligas with them. Before moving to Real in 1989, he had also played for Valladolid in few seasons. Right now he also works as a coach.

Sergio Ramos

Sergio Ramos Garcia is a Spanish professional footballer who plays for Real Madrid as well as the Spain national team as a center back playing the position. He can too play as a right back.

Ramos moved to Real Madrid in 2005, after emerging through Sevilla’s youth academy. From that time he becomes the backbone for Real Madrid where he has won 20 most important titles such as four La Liga titles and four UEFA Champions League honors. He also settled into one of La Liga’s top scorers from a defensive position. He in 2013–2014 final, also remarkably recorded the equalizer in the 93rd minute.

Carles Puyol

Carles Puyol Saforcada is a renowned Spanish retired professional footballer. He was popularly known as a central defender; he could also play on both side but mostly as a right-back. He was considered as one of the best defenders of his generation.

He was a one-club man as he assisted for his only club Barcelona as the long-time team captain after taking over from Luis Enrique in August 2004. He performs in 593 competitive matches for the club and has won 20 major Honours such as remarkably six La Liga trophies and three Champions League titles.

Jose Antonio Camacho

Jose Antonio Camacho Alfaro is a great Spanish retired footballer who played as a left back playing a position. For Real Madrid, he played for 15 professional years appearing in more than 500 matches. He helped the team to win 19 major titles comprising nine La Liga championships. Consequently, he goes on board in a long-lasting manager career, which comprised two very brief spells with his main club.

Raul

Raul Gonzalez Blanco who is popularly known as Raul is a great retired Spanish professional footballer who played as a striker playing a position. In the history of Real Madrid, Raul is well thought out to be one of the most important players for them. He also considered as one of the ultimate Spanish players of all-time.

Sergio Busquets

Sergio Busquets Burgos is a notable Spanish professional footballer who plays for Barcelona and the Spain national team as a defensive midfielder. Sergio also helped Spain to win the World Cup 2010 and the Euro 2012 competitions. He also denoted the homeland at two other World Cups and Euro in 2016.

Andres Iniesta

Andres Iniesta Lujan is an exceptional Spanish professional footballer who plays for Japanese club Vissel Kobe as a central midfielder. He has spent most of his career years at Barcelona, where he assisted the team as the captain for three seasons. He played674 matches and scored 57 goals for Barcelona in his 16 seasons with them. He also won major honors for the team including 4 UEFA Champions League and 9 La Liga titles.

Xavi

Xavier Hernández Creus is a great Spanish professional footballer who plays for Qatari club Al Sadd SC as a central midfielder. He is well-known for playing for the Spain national team and Barcelona. For more than a decade, Xavi was the trump card of Barcelona as well as Spain. He is also considered one of the popular footballers of all time. He has won 1 World Cup and 2 European Championships for his team as well as 4 Champions League and 8 La Liga titles with Barca.

Francisco Gento

Francisco “Paco” Gento Lopez is a great former Spanish football player, who played as a left winger. He originated his career at Racing Santander in 1952 and relocated to Real Madrid the subsequent season. He performed in a combined record eight European Cup finals as well as winning a record six and also 12 La Liga titles.

David Villa

David Villa Sánchez is a Spanish professional footballer who plays for Japanese club Vissel Kobe as well as the Spain national team as a striker. Villa is considered as one of the best well-known forwards of his generation as well as one of the best Spanish strikers of all-time.

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