La Liga History: Top 5 Greatest Players
The La Liga is definitely one of the best football leagues all around the world at the moment where the quality of the game that is being offered is absolutely phenomenal. Over the years as well, this league has been able to produce some great performances from both players as well as teams.
This league has witnessed some of the all-time great players participating in it. This thing is still carried by players like Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo taking part with their respective clubs which makes it one of the most watched sporting leagues all over the world.
Here are five possible greatest players to play in this league who are selected on the basis of their La Liga numbers only and the kind of impact that they had on their clubs while playing.
La Liga Top 5 Greatest Players
#5 Andres Iniesta
One of the smartest footballers in the history of the game is Spanish midfielder Andres Iniesta and features in this list at number five. Iniesta has so far won eight La Liga titles and 29 overall trophies.
He is one of the best Spanish players as well as he creates a great contact with his teammates while on the field which plays a crucial role in setting up the stage for the striker to score the goal.
#4 Xavi Hernandez
Another player from Barcelona features in this list and it’s their another all-time great midfielder Xavi Hernandez. He is also one of the greatest midfielders in the history of La Liga and hence, appears in this list at four.
So far, Xavi has won eight La Liga titles and besides that, he has almost all possible club titles to his name that a football team can achieve. Also, it’s quite astonishing to believe that Xavi made around 180 successful assistances with Barcelona FC.
#3 Cristiano Ronaldo
It’s quite hard to believe that Ronaldo won just a single La Liga title in his entire career so far. This doesn’t do justice at all to the second highest goal scorer in the history of La Liga.
The Portuguese star made 252 appearances for La Liga in which he managed to net the ball for 274 times which makes him the only player to have a goal scoring ratio of more than 1 amongst the players with a minimum of 100 goals.
#2 Lionel Messi
The Barcelona players continue to rule this list as this time it’s one of the greatest players football has ever produced, Lionel Messi. With already 28 trophies in his cabinet, Messi is undoubtedly one of the best players of this generation.
The Argentinian is also the highest goal scorers of La Liga and has also won the award for Best Player for a staggering six times. He also has eight La Liga titles alongside Iniesta and Xavi.
#1 Francisco Gento
Francisco Gento is one of the fastest players in the history of football and it was almost a treat to watch him play on the field with the ball. He kept everyone awestruck on the field and is truly a legend of the game.
Gento has a staggering 12 titles to his name and not just that, he also captained Real Madrid to nine La Liga titles which definitely makes him the greatest La Liga players of all-time.