2010 FIFA World Cup: Spain's 10 Greatest Players

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2010 FIFA World Cup: Spain's 10 Greatest Players

The Spanish national side is as famous for underachievement as anything else. They have consistently failed to live up to the expectation created by the prestige of Spain's club sides and the nation's frequent ease of qualification.

Failure to perform on the big stage does not mean Spain have been lacking for individual talent, however. There is a long history of great Spanish players with distinguished careers. The fact that they have played alongside and against some of the world's best foreigners in La Liga and excelled is testament to their greatness.

Many have played for Barcelona or Madrid, which is unsurprising given how great players gravitate to the two poles of Spanish football.

Narrowing down 100 years of history to 10 players is never easy, but using a combination of domestic and international accomplishments as well as historical importance, this list was formed.

The following is not definitive but is the result of exhausting research and reflection. Enjoy!

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