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15. Markel Bergara (Real Sociedad)
Markel Bergara is so often the beast that allows the beauty of Carlos Vela, Antoine Griezmann and friends to flourish at Real Sociedad. The 27-year-old sits in midfield, flies into challenges and lets the others play—he's never scored a La Liga goal.
14. Bruno Soriano (Villarreal)
After spending a year in the depths of La Segunda, La Liga is a better place for the return of Bruno Soriano—promoted with Villarreal. The 29-year-old has previously been capped twice by Spain and has already set his stall out this season by winning 10 tackles in his first three matches, according to Squawka.
13. Vicente Iborra (Sevilla)
A product of the youth system at Levante, it was always expected that Vicente Iborra, 25, would end up at Valencia...until Sevilla stole his signature this summer. Tasked with filling gaps left by Gary Medel and Geoffrey Kondogbia, the rangy midfielder—he's 6'3"—is more than capable of doing so.
12. Sergio Busquets (Barcelona)
While many on this list crash, bang and wallop into tackles, Barcelona's Sergio Busquets is more like a wily old fox. The 25-year-old's reading of the game is impeccable, meaning he can win tackles easily without even breaking into a sweat.
11. Sergio Ramos (Real Madrid)
Love him or hate him, you can't argue that Sergio Ramos is an unbelievable athlete. In an era headlined by Spain's technical brilliance, the 27-year-old adds a hint or brutality to the brilliance—an elbow here, a thumping tackle there and repeated excellence in the air.