La Liga is widely regarded as one of the best leagues in the world and is home to two of the most watched clubs in the world, Barcelona and
While the league may lack the marketing and financial windfall of the Premier League,
The league compensates for this with superior technique and skill.
Some of the greatest players to have graced the game have plied their trade in Spain’s top flight. Proof of the league’s exceptional talent over the years is that it is the league with the most Ballon d’Or winners in history.
Some of the players who have graced La Liga are some of the most iconic to ever play the game and consistently top the lists of the greatest footballers of all time.
What were La Liga’s defining moments in the decade between 2011 and 2021?
Atletico Madrid has also grown in importance and has become a bona fide superpower at the national and continental level.
The Rojiblancos evolved into an elite squad under the astute leadership of Diego Simeone and won two league titles in the decade under review.
Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo were by far the most notable players and continued their exclusive battle for supremacy for seven of the decade’s 10 years.
Some players have also excelled with their talent for creating La Liga goals and their creativity has helped propel their respective teams to glory.
Here are the top five La Liga assistance providers in the decade between 2011 and 2021.
# 5 Koke (Atletico Madrid) – 60 assists
Boiling has been one of La Liga’s most consistent midfielders over the past decade, with his immaculate vision and technique that helped Atletico Madrid win two league titles.
He was bloodied under Gabi’s guidance in midfield during his early years as a professional before leading his club to league glory in 2021.
Koke is one of the most complete footballers in the world and is as good at throwing attacks as he is at stopping them. He has provided a total of 60 assists over the past decade and is already a true legend and symbol of Atletico Madrid.
# 4 Luis Suarez (Barcelona / Atlético Madrid) – 66 assists
Luis Suarez put his troubled but spectacular stay in the Premier League behind him when he joined Barcelona in a mega move in the summer of 2014.
The Uruguay international initially struggled in his debut season at Camp Nou, but recovered in a remarkable second half of the season that saw him help the club to a hat-trick.
Over the following years, he was a third of the notorious “MSN” attacking line alongside Lionel Messi and Neymar, who tore La Liga and European defenses to shreds.
He continued to lead the line with aplomb after Neymar left, but was quickly criticized for his reduced production in front of goal.
It didn’t take long for Suarez to become a club legend, with his goals and tenacity helping the Blaugrana win several major trophies.
He has, however, been criticized for his reduced production and was forced to leave Camp Nou in a veil of controversy in 2020.
But the former Ajax man scoffed at those who suggested his time at the top was over. He fired Atletico Madrid to La Liga glory at the expense of his former employers in his very first season at Wanda Metropolitano.
Luis Suarez has contributed 66 La Liga assists over the past decade, although he only joined the league halfway through the 2014-15 season, proving his effectiveness.
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