"The road in one's footballing life doesn't have to go through Madrid or Barça."
-Rangers centerback Carlos Cuellar, commenting on Spaniards playing abroad. After two notable seasons in Osasuna, Cuellar has left the country to elevate his game after seeing no interest from any of la Liga's biggest clubs. According to Spanish sports daily As, there are currently 82 Spanish footballers plying their trade throughout Europe.
España exporta: 82 jugadores en las ligas europeas (in Spanish ) [As]