Manchester United own the world’s most expensive player in Paul Pogba, the Premier League’s most recent television package dwarfs all of the other European leagues and yet still, Barcelona and Real Madrid remain the two biggest clubs in the world.
How does La Liga consistently do it?
There will be Galacticos after Gareth Bale and Cristiano Ronaldo, just like there was before Zinedine Zidane and Luis Figo; the production line of talent that has rocked up in Spain’s top tier is remarkable.
And the 90s was no different…
If this combined the 90s with the 00s, Iker Casillas still wouldn't get in. Image Source: FootMusilike
That odd bloke on Revista De La Liga was world-class. Honest. Image Source: bleacherreport
The original don. Image Source: Daily Mail
Defender-cum-midfielder with a goal every three games for Barcelona is a ridiculous record. Image Source: ITV
Redefined the full-back role. Image Source: SportsKeeda
Pep's managerial career is so impressive that people seem to have forgotten what a star he was. Image Source: Telegraph
Every Real Madrid team needs their unsung hero.
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We refuse to remember the Brazilian star for his diving antics in the corner. Image Source: ManUTube
Two explosive seasons in Catalunya, followed by a brief spell at Valencia (still managed a goal almost every two games), means the Brazilian with 1000 career goals warrants an inclusion. Image Source: Pinterest
The definition of clinical.
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The Brazilian is regularly voted the GOAT by his fellow professionals. And although just the one season in La Liga in the 90s, it's borderline impossible to leave him out. Image Source: Twitter
Quite the odd 4-2-1-3 formation, granted. However, how could you leave out Romario, Ronaldo or Raul?
Even Rivaldo at No.10 is pushing the boundaries of all-out-attack, but if the philosophy of Barcelona ‘we will just score more than you’ works for them, then there’s no issues for us.
And that defensive shield of Pep and the under appreciated Redondo, allows for such a renegade forward line!