36. Paco Gento
Left winger Gento departed local club Racing Santander for the capital in 1953 as a 19-year-old after just a handful of matches. When he retired from the game in 1971, he had won a record 12 La Liga titles and six European Cups with Real Madrid, going down in history as one of the game’s greatest players.
A lightning-quick and fleet-footed creative force, he scored his fair share of goals at club and international level too, winning 43 caps for the national side.
Career highlight: A veteran Gento captained Madrid to victory against Partizan Belgrade in the 1966 European Cup Final.