There are plenty of world superstars plying their trade in La Liga but also a lot of lesser lights working in their shadows.
Not every team can splash the kind of cash that makes Real Madrid and Barcelona so powerful. Most have to sell their best players just to keep the Spanish tax agency at bay for another season.
But there are plenty of gems in the league that do a job on yearly wages equivalent to a few minutes work for some of the more celebrated players. Sofiane Feghouli (above) is one, although he might not have quite lived up to the "new Zinedine Zidane" tag.
Here's a new year's toast to the secondary actors in the self-styled "greatest league in the world."