Football in Spain has over the years produced some fantastic talent. From Carlos Puyol, Raúl, Sergio Ramos, David Villa, Xavi Hernandez, Iker Casillas to Andres Iniesta, there are always incredible players in the country. Over the years, La Liga has also attracted talent from across the world. Today, La Liga is among the top three football leagues in the world.
This post looks at some of the best footballers plying their trade in La Liga.
There’s no list of the best footballers in the world today that would fail to mention Lionel Messi. The 33 years old Argentinian forward has dominated the top football player in the world for over a decade.
His phenomenal talent has seen him winning a record six Ballon d’Or awards, six European Golden Shoes, four UEFA Champions League titles, Copas del Rey six times and over 700 goals for both club and country. He’s one of the ultimate forces of Spanish football.
The German has struggled to make a mark at the Santiago Bernabéu. However, Toni Kroos as emerged as one of the most notable forces for the Los Blancos with Casemiro and Valverde allowing him to play a more prominent role in the midfield. His incredible goal against Valencia in January 2020 at the Spanish Super Cup was evidence of the German’s underrated talent.
For a player who was struggling to get into Barcelona’s B team a few months back, one has to appreciate how far Ansu Fati has come. He has had a record-breaking start at Barcelona’s senior squad becoming an influential part of one of the world’ best football teams.
He’s already the youngest goal scorer in Champions League history, the second youngest player to debut for the Barcelona first team in La Liga and is also the youngest player to start for the team at the Camp Nou.
Fati is also the youngest goal scorer at the Camp Nou and the team’s youngest Champions League debutant. Fato has already been nominated for the Globe Soccer Awards. His achievements underline the teenager’s talent and it is no wonder many see him as a future replacement for Messi.
When Joao Felix turned up for Benfica in the 2018/19 season, he was a delight to watch on the field. Everyone expected him to replicate his phenomenon form in Atletico immediately but it hasn’t yet happened. Many sports betting fans were already placing wagers on football and Sportsbet.io website for Joao to be the next Golden boot winner.
However, while it is easy to see his brilliance when on the ball, Diego Simeone’s style of football has often been blamed for curtailing his progress. Did Joao choose the wrong club and could Atletico Madrid eventually lose one of the best players in the world?
The Brazilian defensive midfielder has been a revelation at Real Madrid and his impact has seen Real Madrid challenging Barcelona for the title so far. While he arrived at Spanish club in 2013, his loan to Porto might have seemed like the end but it only made him a better player.
Casemiro is now rated as one of the best defensive midfielders in the world. His strong midfield performances have changed the face of the 13-time European champions. Zidane has compared him to greats such as Didier Deschamps and Claude Makelele.
This is another Real Madrid player and whose move from Chelsea in 2019 was supposed to herald great times for the Los Blancos. He has struggled with injuries and currently on the mend after an operation on his right ankle. Before leaving Chelsea in the previous season, he had 21 goals and 17 assists in 52 games which shows his best is yet to come.
Spanish football boasts some of the best footballing talents in the world. Watching these players is always a delight and it is no wonder Barcelona and Real Madrid have dominated European football for so long. These top players are only a few of the amazing talent in La Liga and many more play in smaller teams.