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This is the official thread of spains rising stars. Please contribute by putting the players name and a comment about them.

Mario Rosas
He is a small and very creative player. He can play with both his feet quite well.

Fernando Jose TORRES
Torres is a big, tall striker that despite looking a bit frail is actually quite strong. He’s also remarkably fast for a big man. When you watch him the first thing you pick up is that the lad’s a real striker. He holds up the ball well, turns well, runs at defenders, is good in the air, on the ground and is a fantastic finisher. He’s mature and works his socks off for the team. He has shown a lot of willingness to get stuck in without any fear, something that will help him in his career.

Andres INIESTA Lujan
Iniesta is definitely a very talented player. He's explosive with the ball, has bags of skill, loves to make quick forays from midfield to attack and has great vision.

Juan Alberto Andreu “MELLI”
Melli is a complete player. He’s well-built, strong, good in the air, an exquisite passer of the ball, especially short passing but also capable of delivering fantastic, imaginative through balls or cross-field passes. He’s very intelligent, a strong tackler and has close control. He’s always asking for the ball and likes to spread it around with a lot of class and finesse. His range of passing is superb and his vision is impressive as well. He’s probably the best passer of the ball in the Spanish team. Though he’s not a fancy player, he can definitely go past players and has good dribbling skills.

Jaime GAVILAN Martinez
He’s very fast, has quick feet, good technique and a nice touch on the ball. He’s a good crosser of the ball as well and is a player of great off-the-ball movement. He likes to drop deep into midfield but also play next to the strikers. He has a lot of options when running down the flank, often opting to cut-inside but sometimes deciding to continue running and opt for a cross.

Carlos GARCIA
A defender very much in the mould of hierro. need i say more?

Soriano
Top scorer in this years u-17 championships. a strong forward with good finishing.

Francisco Tarantino
Wonderful Spain U-16 left-back, fast, technical, helps the attack well, has good defensive qualities and is a good passer of the ball. Has an extremely quick response and is an excellent prospect for the future.

Gorka Larrea Garcia “Busy” Bauza
Mendieta-like Spain U-16 right-winger, has good pace and excellent passing and crossing skills. A team-player who likes to try his luck from distance. Quality player.

Fernando Macedo “Nano”
Big Spain U-18 left-winger, starred for Barcelona against Valencia a couple of years ago but hasn’t been awarded a chance in the first team ever since. A pacey left-winger who has good dribbling skills and a ferocious shot from all distances. A powerful runner capable of great things.

Mikel Arteta
A star in PSG's midfield this year. He has very good versatility and very good ball control.
 

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REYES (Sevilla FC) - A quick, fast striker that has quite a bit of skill on the ball. Scored, in my opinion, the goal of the season vs Valladolid when he cut through about 5 different players in half of the field to score. Tailed off at the end of the season because of a freak injury but I expect him to come out like gangbusters for next season. Also has played a lot of time at midfield. It's probably unfair to compare him to a great player but he reminds a bit of Michael Owen but with bit more skill on the ball.
 

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Joaquin
One of spanish footballs finds of the season. Deemed as the new figo being called up for the world cup at the tender age of 20. Good technique and skill with the ability to take it past his marker and get a good cross in. A great player now and definately one for the future. Betis will have some problems keeping him from a big team taking him.
 

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From soccer-spain.com:

Portillo - 20 year old Javier Portillo started the season in Real Madrid C, but after scoring over 20 goals was promoted to the B team. Drafted into the first team squad for the final Champions League games, and marked his debut scoring at Panathinaikos only minutes after coming on as substitute.

Valdo - full name Valmiro Lopes Rocha, is Real Madrid's latest young star. His parents moved from the island of Cape Verde to the town of Villablino in the province of León, where he was born on 23rd April 1981. He is currently on the books of Real Madrid B, playing in the second division B. Has been compared with Arsenal's Thierry Henry both in looks and style of play.

Raúl Bravo - started the season in Real Madrid C, but was soon called up to the B side. A strong and versatile left sided player who is equally at home in defence or midfield. He was born in Gandia on 14th April 1981. Under 21 international.

Pavón - Francisco Pavón is a 21 year old central defender who started the season playing in Real Madrid B. He made his first team debut in the Champions League last season, and has now been promoted to the full first team squad.

Miñambres - Oscar Miñambres is probably the most promising of the B team youngsters. He was the only one to complete the pre-season training with the first team squad, and has been called up as substitute on several occasions. Secure in defence but can also attack down the right flank when needed. Born in Madrid in January 1981. Under 21 international.

Borja - Borja Fernández is a central defender who can also play in the anchor man position in midfield. Has been with the club for six years, and finally made his debut for the first team in the cup match at Pájara after being non-playing substitute three times. Under 21 international.

Rubén - Rubén González is the latest of a long line of B team defenders to play with the first team squad when needed. His first appearance with the first team was in the Champions League at Andelecht last year, and by coincidence his first game this season was at the same ground. Tall, blond and slim, Rubén is a stylish player who was born in La Coruña in January 1982. Under 21 international.

Not to forget Spain's starting keeper in the WC : Iker Casillas! :star:
 

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good post Vampire Lestat.

shame that more people havent contributed though
 
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