In its history of 90 years, La Liga has seen many great players. Some of these players have left an everlasting mark on this league. So, in this article let us have a look at some of the best La Liga players ever.
Taking into consideration major aspects like longevity, performances and the impact they had on the club and the league, here is our top 10 best La Liga players ever.
2. Alfredo Di Stefano
Undoubtedly the player who redefined Real Madrid’s history as one of the greatest club teams in the world. Di Stefano is arguably the best Real Madrid player ever. He has been called the best, most complete and influential footballer of all time.
He was instrumental in their domination of the European Champions’ Cup during the 1950s, a period in which the club won the trophy in five consecutive seasons from 1956. Along with Francisco Gento and José María Zárraga, he was one of only three players to play a part in all five victories, scoring goals in each of the five finals. Di Stéfano played international football mostly for Spain after moving to Madrid, but he also played for Argentina and Colombia.
1. Lionel Messi
Often considered the best player in the world and rated by many in the sport as the greatest of all time, Messi has won five FIFA Ballon d’Or awards, four of which he won consecutively.
With Barcelona, Messi has won 34 titles including ten La Liga titles and four UEFA Champions League titles.
Born and raised in central Argentina, Messi was diagnosed with a growth hormone deficiency as a child. At age 13, he relocated to Spain to join Barcelona, who agreed to pay for his medical treatment. After a fast progression through Barcelona’s youth academy, Messi made his competitive debut aged 17 in October 2004. Despite being injury-prone during his early career, he established himself as an integral player for the club.
While Messi’s role might have changed with time, his importance to the team has not diminished one bit and at 32, Messi still has a good 2-3 years at the very top-level.