Tag: spain

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: Fernando Torres

The Fernando Torres of the 2000s may not always have been blessed with world-class teammates, but he was a force like no other

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