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La Liga's Top 10 Defensive Midfielders This Season
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There may not be a league more blessed with defensive midfield talent in all of football than La Liga.

Many of the great holders from the current and recent generations have spent pivotal periods of their careers in Spain's Primera Division. This season has especially highlighted that fact with some elite play at the position from many teams around the league, most not even near the level of Barcelona or Real Madrid.

In continuing with Bleacher Report's La Liga midseason review, let's take a look at who Spain's best defensive midfielders have been so far this season.

Honorable mentions go to Rayo Vallecano's Javi Fuego, Levante's Pape Diop and Deportivo's Alex Bergantiños who nearly found a place on this list, but just missed out.


Note: All statistics taken from

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