26. José Santamaría
Santamaría was a highly decorated athlete during his playing career. The defender accrued hardware at an immensely quick pace. Upon leaving his native Uruguay for Madrid, Santamaría led the squad to six league titles and four European Cups.
At one point, Santamaría was widely considered to be a world-class defender. His dogged pursuit of dribblers — coupled with a keen sense of position — enabled Santamaría to thrive both at the club level and internationally.
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25. Iván Zamorano
Zamorano may be the best Chilean striker of all-time. Zamorano was immensely gifted with his movement inside the box. His nose for the ball was tremendous — as was his ability in the air on set-piece opportunities.
When with Madrid, Zamorano bagged an impressive 101 goals in only 173 matches. During his final season with the club, Zamorano led La Liga with 27 goals. This resulted in the club also taking home the league title.
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