Tag: la liga

A-Z of the 2000s: Fran Yeste

Is Yeste equal or superior to most of the other players on this list when it comes to sheer talent? Yes. Is he better than all the other Ys? Undoubtedly

A-Z of the 2000s: Xavi

“Xavi is eternal. Even when he is not at his very best level physically, he plays a kind of football that gives oxygen to a team. He is football”

A-Z of the 2000s: Juan Carlos Valerón

Valerón will be best remembered for his part in the Depor side of the turn of the 21st century. A quiet, loyal man, his 13-year spell was seminal

A-Z of the 2000s: Carles Puyol

Carles Puyol was the architect of an enduring legacy that heralds him one of the best defenders in Barcelona and world football history

A-Z of the 2000s: Guti

Some people will argue Guti should be nowhere near this list, but they miss the point of what he was: the most bafflingly brilliant footballer of his era

A-Z of the 2000s: Luís Figo

To this day “Luís Figo pig head” is the first search suggested by Google when you type his name. It’s a shame. He was greater than that, far greater

A-Z of the 2000s: Samuel Eto’o

The greatest son of his nation and a true African legend, Samuel Eto’o would forge a unique path to immortality at Barcelona in 2000s

A-Z of the 2000s: Iker Casillas

Through his rise above adversity, Iker Casillas can instigate a change in one’s perception of greatness, which suggests a talent worth celebrating