Top 5 Spanish players in Premier League history
Since Premier League's inception in 1992-93, Spanish players have made their presence felt in England's top-tier football competition. According to the Premier League, a total of 144 Spaniards have played in the competition, making Spain the fifth most-represented country. Here we pick the top five Spanish players who have graced the Premier League over the years.
Man City legend David Silva is a Premier League gem
The versatile David Silva has gone on to make 301 appearances in the Premier League for Manchester City. The gifted player showed his prowess wide out, as a number 10 and also in central mid-field. With 57 goals and 90 assists, Silva has been a Premier League gem. He has won four Premier League honors and is set to depart over the summer.
David de Gea is a modern day great
Manchester United's David de Gea is no doubt a modern day great. He is remembered for some unbelievable saves over the years in the EPL. The Spaniard arrived at United in 2011 and struggled initially, however, his performances soared from there on. The 2012-13 EPL champion has made 304 appearances, besides having 108 clean sheets. He also won the Golden Glove in 2017-18.
Juan Mata has made his presence felt
Juan Mata has made his presence felt in the EPL for Chelsea and Manchester United. The Spaniard has gone on to make 260 appearances, having contributed in 51 goals and 52 assists. A sublime attacking mid-fielder, Mata has generally played as a winger for United. The former Valencia player boasts of great control, technique, passing and vision. He is known for his free-kicks.
Cesc Fabregas delivered the goods for Arsenal and Chelsea
Cesc Fabregas was one of the best mid-fielders to have graced the Premier League. Fabregas set up 111 goals in 350 matches for Arsenal and Chelsea respectively. He also scored 50 goals and was a champion twice with the Blues. Since a young age, Fabregas showed his attributes as a playmaker. He had a great passing range to dictate the tempo of his side.
Fernando Torres was sensational at Liverpool
Fernando Torres was at his peak while playing for Liverpool. He scored a staggering 65 goals for the Reds in 102 Premier League games. However, he couldn't quite replicate the form at Chelsea, where he scored 20 goals in 110 games. Torres featured in 212 EPL matches and amassed 29 assists as well. He was strong in the air, besides being extremely quick.