10 best midfielders in La Liga history

xavi and iniesta
Xavi and Iniesta are two of the greatest midfielders of all time

#2 Luis Suarez (born 1935)

Suarez won the Ballon d’Or in 1960

One of the best players to have ever played, Luis Suarez was an elegant player who dictated and controlled proceedings as a central midfielder for Barcelona. The Spaniard was the first Spanish player to win the Ballon d’Or and he was widely considered to be the best Spanish player in the 1960s.

Nicknamed El Arquitecto (The Architect) he was noted for his perceptive passing and explosive shot. He also had a keen eye for goal and he was an integral part of the 1964 Euro winning Spanish squad.

A versatile player, Suarez excelled in his role as a deep-lying playmaker, scoring and assisting numerous important goals for Barcelona. Luis Suarez won 2 La Ligas, 2 Copa Del Reys and 2 Fair Cups in his six year spell at Barcelona.

in 1961, he made a move to Inter Milan which made him the world’s most expensive footballer of that time.

A true Spanish legend, Suarez was one of the first truly global Spanish superstars.

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