Eight LaLiga icons pick the player they enjoy watching most

The Spanish top flight has given us some of the world’s greatest talent down the years.

The likes of Zidane, R9, Ronaldinho….The list is endless.

The talent on show in the present day isn’t too shabby either, with some of the world’s most sought-after talent still plying their trade in LaLiga.

While we may be in the midst of an international break, eight LaLiga ambassadors have been gushing about the players they enjoy watching most in the league at the minute.

It’ll come as absolutely no surprise that Lionel Messi makes more than one appearance.


Gaizka Mendieta Barcelona & Valencia (Copa del Rey winner)

“The player that I enjoy watching most nowadays? Of course, Messi. We all love watching him, he always brings something different to the game. And he’s been doing it for so many years.”

Fernando Hierro – Real Valladolid & Real Madrid (5x LaLiga winner, Copa del Rey winner, 3x Champions League winner)

“Joaquin. For his age, for his enthusiasm. What he transmits, his motivation. It’s unique.”

Steve McManaman – Real Madrid (2x LaLiga winner, 2x Champions League winner)

“I love watching Lionel Messi. I think he’s the most incredible footballer. He has been since he was 17 years of age when he made his debut. I think he’s now 33, forgive me if I’m wrong, and his level of football has been of the highest quality every single season. I think if you enjoy football you absolutely adore watching Lionel Messi play football.”

Christian Karembeu – Real Madrid (2x Champions League winner)

“I think the challenge to Messi is Luis Suarez at Atletico de Madrid.”


Fernando Morientes – Albacete, Real Zaragoza, Real Madrid, Valencia (2x LaLiga winner, 3x Champions League winner)

“I like Modric a lot. Sergio Ramos too. And I really enjoy watching Vinicius play.”

Julio Baptista – Sevilla, Real Madrid, Malaga (LaLiga winner)

“Undoubtedly, we all love watching Lionel Messi. He has talent that stands above the rest.”

Fredi Kanoute – Sevilla (2x Copa del Rey winner, 2x UEFA Cup winner)

“Aside from Messi, there’s no other player like him, I enjoyed watching Benzema last season. I think he was really, really good.”

Fernando Redondo – Real Madrid (2x La Liga winner, 2 Champions League winner)

“It’s not just one. Messi, Sergio Ramos, Benzema, Modric. There are so many players with incredible talent.”

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