LaLiga 2019/2020: Ranking the top 10 playmakers in the league this season
Goals are unarguably the most important aspect of football, as putting the ball into the back of the opposition net is primarily the reason why 22 men run around a field at the urging of thousands in the stands and millions around the globe.
While strikers might get the larger share of popularity and rewards owing to their job description of scoring goals on a regular basis, there is actually a lot of work done in the lead up to the goals.
Playmakers are the ones primarily tasked with creating goalscoring opportunities for their teammates, and these men/women have been highly revered throughout history due to their uncanny knack for seeing spaces and playing in teammates almost effortlessly.
One league which has perhaps placed priority on players' creativity more than others is the Spanish league, as LaLiga's emphasis on technique and possession play has seen players instilled with vision and ball distribution techniques from their developmental stages.
Over the years, some of the game's greatest playmakers have graced LaLiga, from Diego Maradona, Johan Cruyff and Gunter Netzer in the distant past to more recent legends of the game like Zinedine Zidane, Michael Laudrup, Andres Iniesta and Ronaldinho but to name a few.
The present generation are not left out, and LaLiga currently boasts of having some of the finest playmakers anywhere in the world.
In this piece, we shall be having a rundown of the 10 best playmakers who would be strutting their stuff in LaLiga this season.
#10 Portu (Real Sociedad)
Portu is a 27-year-old who stars for Real Sociedad as an attacking midfielder, after arriving the Anoeta from Girona in the summer.
He had earlier represented Valencia and Albacete in his younger years, but it was with the Catalans that Portu really came of age, making 41 appearances in 2016/2017 in the Segunda division to help Girona qualify to LaLiga and making a combined 61 appearances in Spain's top tier over the next two seasons before their relegation at the end of the last campaign.