Who are the top 10 best players in the UEFA LA LIGA in 2023? The Spanish top flight has maintained its standing as one of the traditional football leagues in the world, where some of the best talents can be found.futbolnew.es ranks the current best players in La Liga this season.
TOP 1 – Robert Lewandowski
Robert Lewandowski is a Polish professional footballer who plays as a striker for La Liga club Barcelona and captains the Poland national team.Lewandowski is one of the most prolific forwards in world football. The Polish footballer joined Barcelona in 2022 from Bayern Munich after eight seasons at the Bundesliga club.
Born: August 21, 1988 (age 34 years), Warsaw, Poland
Current teams: FC Barcelona (#9 / Forward), Poland national football team (#9 / Forward)
Dates joined: 2022 (FC Barcelona), 2014 (FC Bayern Munich)
Spouse: Anna Lewandowska (m. 2013)
Height: 6′ 1″
Salary: 23 million EUR (2022)
Parents: Krzysztof Lewandowski, Iwona Lewandowska
TOP 2 – Antoine Griezmann
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Antoine Griezmann is a French professional footballer who plays as a forward for La Liga club Atlético Madrid and the France national team. A versatile player, he is known for his attacking, passing and supportive defence, and has played as an attacking midfielder, winger, and striker in his career.No doubt about Antoine Griezmann’s inclusion on the list due to his contributions to the team. Although the Rojiblancos fell out of the Champions League, the Frenchman has led the charge as the team bids to return to the biggest stage next season.
Born: March 21, 1991 (age 32 years), Mâcon, France
Current teams: France national football team (#7 / Forward), Atlético de Madrid (#8 / Forward)
Spouse: Erika Choperena (m. 2017)
Children: Amaro Griezmann
Parents: Isabelle Griezmann, Alain Griezmann
Height: 5′ 9″
Siblings: Théo Griezmann, Maud Griezmann
TOP 3 – Karim Benzema
Karim Mostafa Benzema is a French professional footballer who plays as a striker for La Liga club Real Madrid. He will join Saudi Professional League club Al-Ittihad on 1 July 2023.This season, Benzema has continued from where he stopped in the last campaign. He has scored over fourteen league goals and is only behind Robert Lewandowski in the race for the La Liga Golden Boot.
Born: December 19, 1987 (age 35 years), Lyon, France
Current teams: Al-Ittihad Club (#9 / Forward), France national football team (#19 / Forward)
Spouse: Cora Gauthier (m. 2016)
Parents: Wahida Djebbara, Hafid Benzema
Siblings: Gressy Benzema, Nafissa Benzema, Sabri Benzema
Height: 6′ 1″
Salary: 8 million GBP (2021)
TOP 4 – Luka Modrić
Luka Modrić is a Croatian professional footballer who plays as a midfielder for La Liga club Real Madrid and captains the Croatia national team. He plays mainly as a central midfielder, but can also play as an attacking midfielder or as a defensive midfielder.Luka Modric is one of the greatest midfielders of all time. The FIFA Men’s Player of the Year award winner has continued to play at the highest level as if it were.
Born: September 9, 1985 (age 37 years), Zadar, Croatia
Current teams: Croatia national football team (#10 / Midfielder), Real Madrid CF (#10 / Midfielder)
Spouse: Vanja Bosnić (m. 2010)
Dates joined: August 27, 2012 (Real Madrid CF)
Parents: Radojka Modrić, Stipe Modrić
Height: 5′ 8″
Siblings: Diora Modrić, Jasmina Modrić
TOP 5 – Toni Kroos
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Toni Kroos is a German professional footballer who plays as a midfielder for La Liga club Real Madrid. Widely regarded as one of the greatest midfielders of all time, Kroos plays mainly as a central midfielder, but has also been deployed as a deep-lying playmaker in his career.Toni Kroos is widely regarded as one of the greatest midfielders ever. That said, the German has continued to play at his best year after year.
Born: January 4, 1990 (age 33 years), Greifswald, Germany
Current team: Real Madrid CF (#8 / Midfielder)
Spouse: Jessica Kroos (m. 2015)
Dates joined: July 2014 (Real Madrid CF)
Height: 6′ 0″
Salary: 21.94 million EUR (2022)
Parents: Roland Kroos, Birgit Kämmer
TOP 6 – Pedro González López
Pedro González López, known as Pedri, is a Spanish professional footballer who plays as a central midfielder for La Liga club Barcelona and the Spain national team. In 2021, he won the Golden Boy award and received the Kopa Trophy, awarded by FIFA during the 2021 Ballon d’Or ceremony.Pedri is one of the most exciting players in the Spanish top flight. The 20-year-old has been one of the key players in the midfield for Barcelona.
Born: November 25, 2002 (age 20 years), Bajamar, Spain
Current teams: FC Barcelona (#8 / Midfielder), Spain national football team (#26 / Midfielder), Spain
Height: 5′ 9″
Weight: 132 lbs
Full name: Pedro González López
Siblings: Fernando González
TOP 7 – Vinicius Junior
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Vinícius José Paixão de Oliveira Júnior, commonly known as Vinícius Júnior or Vini Jr., is a Brazilian professional footballer who plays as a winger for La Liga club Real Madrid and the Brazil national team.Vinicius Junior is arguably one of the best wingers in the world right now. The Brazilian has continued to spearhead the Real Madrid attack, hitting double figures in goals and assists.
Born: July 12, 2000 (age 22 years), São Gonçalo, State of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Current teams: Brazil national football team (#18 / Forward), Real Madrid CF (#20 / Forward)
Parents: Vinícius José Paixão de Oliveira, Fernanda Oliveira
Dates joined: 2019 (Brazil national football team), 2018 (Real Madrid CF), 2017 (Clube de Regatas do Flamengo)
Salary: 20.83 million EUR (2023)
Height: 5′ 9″
TOP 8 – Frenkie de Jong
Frenkie de Jong is a Dutch professional footballer who plays as a midfielder for La Liga club Barcelona and the Netherlands national team. A versatile midfielder, he is known for his vision, passing, dribbling, technique, along with strong defensive abilities and his attacking prowess.Frenkie de Jong has cleared his doubters at Camp Nou with an excellent showing in the midfield for Barcelona. The Dutchman has shown that he has a significant role to play at the club.
Born: May 12, 1997 (age 26 years), Gorinchem, Netherlands
Current teams: FC Barcelona (#21 / Midfielder), Netherlands national football team (#21 / Midfielder)
Dates joined: July 2019 (FC Barcelona)
Siblings: Youri de Jong
Awards: FIFA FIFPro World XI
Partner: Mikky Kiemeney
Height: 5′ 11″
TOP 9 – Jules Koundé
Jules Olivier Koundé is a French professional footballer who plays as a centre-back or right-back for La Liga club Barcelona and the France national team.Jules Koundé has established a strong presence in Barcelona’s defence since his arrival at the club from Sevilla in 2023. The Frenchman has been exceptional as the Blaugrana boost a strong defence in the Spanish top flight.
Born: November 12, 1998 (age 24 years), Paris, France
Current teams: FC Barcelona (#23 / Defender), France national football team (#25 / Defender)
Dates joined: July 28, 2022 (FC Barcelona)
Height: 5′ 11″
Weight: 165 lbs
TOP 10 – Dani Parejo
Daniel Parejo Muñoz is a Spanish professional footballer who plays as a central midfielder for Villarreal. After starting out at Real Madrid, he first made a name in La Liga with Getafe. Transferring to Valencia in 2011, he went on to appear in 383 official matches for the latter club and win the 2019 Copa del Rey.In the last few seasons, Dani Parejo has been the main man for Villarreal. The Spaniard played a crucial role in the team that won the UEFA Europa League in 2020–21.
Born: 1989 (age 34 years), Coslada, Spain
Current team: Villarreal CF (#10 / Midfielder)
Spouse: Isabel Botello (m. 2014)
Height: 6′ 0″
Siblings: Natalia Parejo
Parents: Lorenzo Parejo