When football fans who don't watch a lot of Spanish football think of the great keepers in Spain, usually it's the popular names or the ones on big teams that are mentioned.
To be fair, guys like Iker Casillas, Victor Valdes and Diego Alves are typically among the very best Spain and even Europe have to offer.
This season, however, it is some lesser-known veterans who have outperformed those three stars as well as other slightly overrated players like Thibaut Courtois.
Much can change over the next few months to put those more popular players at the top of a ranking of the best keepers in Spain, but right now none are deserving of such recognition.
Let's take a look at exactly who the best shot-stoppers in La Liga have been through the first half of this season.
An honorable mention goes to Osasuna's Andres Fernandez who only barely missed the cut.
Note: Statistics taken from ESPNSoccernet.com.