Famous Spanish Football Players
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Find out more about the greatest Spanish Football Players, including Gerard Piqu, Pep Guardiola, Fernando Torres, Iker Casillas and Rafael Bentez
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(Former Spanish Football Player Who is Considered One of the Greatest Managers of All Time)
A football addict from beginning, Pep Guardiola went on to become a key player with the Barcelona and the Spanish National team. He played a crucial role in winning major titles like the La Liga and an Olympic gold medal. After retiring as a player, he became a coach and is widely regardedas one of the worlds best coaches.
(Spanish Footballer Who is Regarded as One of the Greatest Midfielders of All Time)
Spanish midfielder Andrs Iniesta, who now captains the Japanese club
, serving as a captain in three seasons and winning nine
. He scored the winning goal to help Spain win the 2010
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(One of the Greatest Football Midfielders of All Time)
footballer Xavi won multiple trophies with the team, such as the
. Famous for his tiki-taka style, he also helped Spain win the
in 2010. After playing for the Qatari club
(Spanish Professional Football Player Who Plays as a Centre-Back)
Spanish footballer Gerard Piqu, who plays forFC Barcelona, is considered one of the worlds best centre halves. He is amongst the few players who have won the UEFA Champions League for two consecutive years, but for different teams. He also played a crucial role in the Spain national teams victory in 2010 FIFA World CupandUEFA Euro 2012.
Spanish footballer, Sergio Ramos, is known for his defensive skills and also for his ability to play offensively and score goals. He plays for the Premier League Club, Real Madrid. Ramos was a member of the Spanish national side which won the European Championship in 2008 and 2012 and the World Cup in 2010.
(Spanish Professional Football Player Who Plays as a Goalkeeper)
Spanish goalkeeper David de Gea currently plays as a goalkeeper for
, among other titles. With his previous team,
(Spanish Former Professional Footballer Who Played as a Goalkeeper)
Iker Casillas is a Spanish former footballer who won the 2010FIFA World Cupin South Africa. Counted among thegreatest goalkeepers in the historyof the sport, Casillas was renowned for his spectacular saves and athleticism. He was named theIFFHS Worlds Best Goalkeeperon a record five occasions. Also a philanthropist, Casillas ownsa charitable foundation in Spain.
Fernando Torres is a former football player whose ability to score goals earned him a reputation as one of the best goal-scorers in the world. He helped his Spanish football team win their firstFIFA World Cupin 2010. Such is his popularity in Spain that a stadium was built in his honor in Fuenlabrada, Spain, in 2011.
Italian-born Brazilian-origin footballer Thiago Alcntara grew up watching his footballer father Mazinho. The talented midfielder has played for teams such asBarcelonaandBayern Munichand now represents Liverpool and the national team of Spain. An injury prevented him from playing in theWorld Cup 2014.
Alvaro Morata is a Spanish professional soccer player who has represented popular clubs likeReal Madrid, Juventus, Chelsea,andAtltico Madrid.He is also an important player for the national team, having gathered the experience of playing in high-pressure tournaments like theUEFA European Football Championship. A versatileplayer, Alvaro Morata is best known for his pace, energy, and technique.
(One of the Greatest Midfielders of His Generation)
Spanish footballer David Silva played a key role in Spains victories in the UEFA Euro Cup in 2008 and 2012 and the FIFA World Cup in 2010. A midfielder, he is known for his dribbling skills and ability to retain possession of the ball. Having played for football clubs like Valencia and Manchester United, he currently plays for Real Sociedad.
(Spanish Professional Football Player Who Plays as a Midfielder )
Known as an attacking midfielder from Spain, Juan Mata is a promising young footballer who plays for the Spanish national team andManchester United. Born to a footballer father, he began his career with theReal Madridyouth team. While atChelsea, fans called himJohnny Kills.
Alfredo Di Stfano was an Argentine-born Spanish football player and coach. Counted among thegreatest football players of all time, Di Stfano is remembered for his association withReal Madrid,where he played a major role in the clubs domination ofLa Ligaand theEuropean Cupduring the 1950s. In 2004, he was included in PelesFIFA 100list.
Cesc Fbregas is a Spanish football player. Widely regarded as one of the best midfielders, Fbregas played a key role in helping his national team win its firstFIFA World Cupin 2010; his pass to Andrs Iniesta in the world cup final was converted into a goal, which gave Spain its first title.
(Singer-songwriter - One of The Best-Selling Hispanic Artist of All-Time)
Legendary Spanish singer Julio Iglesias, father of singer Enrique Iglesias, won the first
for selling the most albums in the most languages ever. A
before an accident ended his football career.
(Spanish Professional Footballer Who Plays as an Attacking Midfielder )
Isco is a Spanish football player best known for his excellent ball control and technique. Over the years, he has represented popular teams likeReal Madridand the Spain national team. He was named among the worlds 30 best players during the 2017-18 season.
Marcos Alonso Mendoza is a Spanish football player who plays for theChelsea Football ClubofPremier League. Alonso was part of theChelsea Football Clubwhen theywon the 25th season of thePremier Leagueand the 48th season ofUEFA Europa League.Over the years, Alonso has also been an important member of the Spain national team.
Diego Costa is a professional football player who helpedAtltico Madridwin aUEFA Super Cup, Copa del Reytitle, andLa Ligatitle. Costa is one of the few footballers to have represented two international teams, having played for the Brazil national team and Spain national team; he played for the latter at the 2014 and 2018 World Cups.
(Association football player, Association football manager)
(Footballer right winger or a right back)
(Spanish Former Footballer Who Played as a Striker or Attacking Midfielder)