Over the last decade, La Liga has been dominated by Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi.
The Portuguese and Argentine forwards have shared the last 10 Ballon d'Or awards evenly between them, with Ronaldo's first award being the last time someone playing outside of Spain has been crowned as the world's best player.
However, before Ronaldo and Messi began their long-running dominance of Spanish football, La Liga was littered with world-class Brazilian imports. Their technical ability left fans speechless during European games, with the elusiveness of regular footage from domestic competitions giving the South American stars a certain aura of mystery.
Miss the era when Brazilian footballers names sounded like Brazilian footballers names, Rivaldo, Bebeto, Ronaldo, Ronaldinho... Now you have players like Fred and Malcom. They sound like barmen.— Siviwe Breakfast (@AssVegas) January 22, 2018
Following Ronaldinho's official retirement from professional football in mid-January, there was a desire to find out just who was the greatest Brazilian to ever grace La Liga.
That question was quickly put to 90min readers and after almost 70,000 votes were counted, it was the former Barcelona star who was overwhelmingly voted as the best Brazilian player to ever play in La Liga.
Despite only receiving 2% of the vote, the poll's 'other' section would have included the likes of
Romario scored an outstanding 55 goals in 70 appearances at international level with the
If medals were going to be awarded to the top three Brazilians in this list (which, just to clarify, they're not) then Paris Saint-Germain's poster boy, Neymar, would be given the bronze.
Despite making a high profile move away from Catalonia at the start of the season for