When one mentions la liga, it is so obvious of the big names and big clubs that come to mind. The like of Barcelona and real Madrid along with Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi, but this is not all. There is a new wave of sprouting talent, young and energetic so to say. They are making impressive shows on the field, many of them able to do more than one may proportion them to do. Here is the list of some of the best young players in La liga that seem to have more fortunes in the offing.
Munir El Haddadi is a name that one cannot so easily throw away when one looks at the young talents of La liga. His ability to play in big games without pressure makes him a vital tool for his managers, young and free to discover himself at every stage. While this is still talent raw in its nature, his show of the game depicts him as a mature mind who understands what a good play takes. He is definitely going to make a name in thenear future.
Celta Vigo’s 20 year Jonny is quickly rising to fame in the world of football. With many of his watchers naming him “Puyol”, they are definitely expressing confidence in his way of play. This is a gifted mind with good skill, yet he plays so hard even when the game’s fate seems sealed against his side. This is one of the best young game changers for La liga still in the brewing who believes that fate is not yet sealed until the final whistle.
Aymeric Laporte of Athletico Bilbao is no simple person when it comes to young skill and talent. Aged 20 yet playing, he has more to come than what we have already seen.His composure and slickness in regaining lost ball are some of the attributes that make him a lover of his managers, not mentioning his tactical way of play. While he receives minimal time on the pitch, he does show what he can do with such times.
Denis Suarez seems to be following in the footsteps of many players who have shown unique quality on the ball. His ability at Sevilla is still exploding and moving. His recent frequent appearances in action demonstrate the new significance that he has been gaining behind the scenes, and now his managers are ready to takethe risk playing him in big games.
Saul Niguez is gaining special attention among his watchers, slowly beating the speculation that first greeted his coming to his club. This is a special and young La liga player, slowly gaining wit and ability with time.He is definitely showing a great understanding of the ball and pitch, which implies that he only needs a little bit of mentoring and he will outshine the big names dominating the league. His versatility does not easily find a comparison given that he can play on the right back part of the defense a well as in the central midfield. This makes him a customizable asset whenever a manager wants to change tact or formation.
Ballon d’OR award is the best award any footballer can ever have to his name. There are only a few players who have made it to this elite club. And far more, only five have managed to hold the award for three consecutive times. Such players are some of the finest talents in the world of soccer, beating all odds to hang onto the title for more than three consecutive seasons are no gamble for any lesser player. Here are the three time winners of the Ballon d’Or award, the highest award any footballer can claim.
Cristiano Ronaldo, the current holder of the trophy, is the latest three time winner of Ballon d’Or for three running years. Having first clanged on the lucrative award in 2008, he is a great talent in the world of football. The Portuguese rose to fame for firing his country through numerous competitions via his fiery playing style, he helped his club, Manchester United, win UEFA championship competitions in the year 2007/2008. Cristiano also continue to show an unending passion for football, a factor that makes him a likely competitor for the coming awards of the same category.
Although Ronaldo trailed Messi in the following three years after his first win, he again rose to recapture the title in 2013, adding up to the trophy as a two time holder of the award. After switching to Real Madrid, he made his stunts again, showing classy performances while playing for the club where he managed to get his second ward. Later on in 2013/2014, the Portuguese fired sixty shots through the net for his club and ten more for his home country, making him get the title a third time.
Lionel Messi, an Argentinian by nationality, saw the trophy stay constantly in his custody for the years starting 2009 to 2012. Seeing his club Barcelona through a multitude of competitions as well, he was crowned the king for the first time in 2009 after his club winning UEFA championships, Copa del Rey and the Spanish La liga. With remarkable strikes that saw him and his club dominate soccer during those years, he was one of the top players of the world. The Argentinian continues to show skill with his club, with the only real competition coming from Ronaldo as for now.
Marco Van Basten also made the headlines when he won the title in 1988, 1989 and later in 1992. His crucial shots were the driving force that saw the Netherlands takes control of the UEFA championships during the 1988 competitions. He was the only first player to net four goals during UEFA championships competitions as well.
Michael platini closes the list of three time ballon d’Or winners in recent history. He is the second Dutch footballer to claim this trophy, making the Netherlands the only country with two players owning the award. He first won the trophy in 1984, then maintained a firm grip on the trophy for the next two years including 1984 and 1985.
For many years, if you were to ask the average joe on the street to name the best soccer player in the world, those who do not follow soccer would probably say David Beckham.
But now times have changed, and it appears there’s a challenger for the world’s most famous soccer player. On the field, their personalities are as bright as they are off the field.
Cristiano Ronaldo is quickly becoming the new Hollywood-style soccer pro who is stirring up the buzz on and off the field. The 23-year-old is the first since Beckham to draw the attention of the world outside of football in media. He received yet another individual award when he comfortably won the iconic Ballon d’Or trophy and a sponsorship deal with Nike.
Cristiano Ronaldo Manchester United’s newest young hero when he signed from Sporting Lisbon in August 2003 and was immediately given David Beckham’s number 7 shirt.
Leading up to the 2006 World Cup, Ronaldo had seven goals through qualifying. Ronaldo was again excellent during Portugal’s ahead of Euro 2008 and is rising at an alarming rate to become one for the best footballer ever known.
While Ronaldo is in the tabloids regularly with new things going on but Beckham has maintained his image to date.
Born in Leytonstone on May 2, 1975, David Robert Joseph Beckham was a Manchester United fan from a very early age and aged 16, he signed as a trainee with Man U. But it wasn’t until 1997 that he really emerged into the spotlight, In November 2003 David received an achievement award what he described as his “best” honor to him. The success enjoyed by David on the football pitch was perhaps only equaled by that of “Brand Beckham”. Marketing initiatives based on his iconic status included a fragrance as well as money-making sponsorship deals with Gillette, Pepsi and Motorola. Keen to pass on his love for ‘the beautiful game’, David has also branched out into establishing football academies.
There can’t be a task any more difficult than picking merely 11 players out of the hundreds of great ones that ever played soccer in the past. Every team needs a good, solid, battling lineup including players who can ensure a tough game and championships win. The following lineup is what I have made, taking care to ensure that the above attributes are all met.
Goalkeeper: Lev Yashin
He is thought to be the greatest goalkeeper ever seen in the long history of football and has some unique moments in his career saving some unimaginable goals both for his country and his clubs. This greatest performer of world football was awarded the ‘Order of Lenin’.
Defenders: Franz Beckenbauer, Niton Santos, Moore, Gheorghe Hagi
Beckenbauer dominated German football in the 1960s and ’70s and is arguably the country’s greatest footballer. He invented the modern position of the attacking sweeper who initiates the offense from central defense with deft passes and long runs. Those powerful long runs out of central defense had never been seen before.
Niton Santos was considered the strongest left back ever. With his incomparable technique, tactical knowledge above the average and great fair play quality on the pitch he made one of the strongest defensive pairs with right back Djalma Santos in the history of football.
Moore had this ability of showing an impressive way of reading the game and anticipated opposition movements. For his distinguishing style, Moore was known as a real football gentleman. He was one of the best defenders ever to have played in the past.
Gheorghe Hagi, known as “the Maradona of the Carpathians” is a genius on the field and his ability to score from free kicks using his deadly left foot is legendary. With this ability he can really make this dream team rise to the top.
Midfielders: Michel Platini, Maradona, Frank Rijkaard, Lothar Matthaus
Michel Platini was first in the top goal scorers list in his time. Platini has been an outstanding champion who delighted the audience with his refined pieces of play and his great irony. A real champion but also a great man.
Maradona had so much strength that he could run with the ball and withstand challenges, making him a unique asset to this team.
Frank Rijkaard the Dutch triumvirate became the dominant force of his team during his time leading in the most difficult times for his team and managing a performance every time he played.
Matthaus was the only defensive midfielder to make it on to the original central midfielders list, and it’s not hard to see why because he has a record which still stands today.
Strikers: Pele, Van Basten
Pele’s incredible eye for goal, deadly strike force and remarkable accuracy combined with Van Basten’s spectacular goals, in particular volleys and overhead kicks. These two make a complete forward – dangerous with both left and right foot.