Juan Carlos Valeron
Valeron began his career at his home club Las Palmas and once in the first team soon moved to Mallorca in 1997.
He formed an impressive partnership with Dani Garcia and, after a fine season in 1997/98, was signed by Atletico Madrid as an understudy to Kiko.
Seen as Atletico's playmaker, he has held his first-team place despite the arrival of Jimmy-Floyd Hasselbaink.
Valeron made his full international debut in a 2-2 draw against Italy in November 1998 and his recent run of form has fully justified his promotion to the full Spanish squad.