LOOKING again at Spain’s 2008 European Championship profitable squad, there was a star-studded solid of names.
The likes of Fernando Torres, David Villa, Andres Iniesta, Xavi, Cesc Fabregas, Sergio Ramos and Carlos Puyol have been dominating world soccer.
However there have been additionally a variety of stars who went underneath the radar, with one in lesser recognized ace nonetheless going robust.
The now 42-year-old has loved the lavish lifetime of a footballer, lately finishing a transfer to his SIXTEENTH completely different membership.
The Spaniard scored twice for Spain at these profitable European Championships.
He additionally holds the honourable title of being the final Spaniard to win the Pichichi – the award for La Liga‘s high goalscorer.
He gained that title again in 2007/08, scoring 27 objectives in 37 video games for Mallorca.
However together with his enjoyment of an evening life, the star got here underneath hearth by the Spanish press for his antics.
Certainly, throughout his time at Getafe he discovered the nightlife in Madrid an excessive amount of to deal with, together with his membership having to impose a liquid lunch on him after struggling a abdomen an infection.
His supervisor Bernd Schuster later described the impression former agent and spouse Nuria Bermudez had had on his life.
He mentioned: “(Ever since he’s been with Nuria) he turns up to training and it doesn’t look like he’s slept under a bridge.”
An advanced life off the pitch noticed his profession tail off, although it has not been via a scarcity of choices relating to golf equipment.
The star in query? None apart from Dani Guiza.
As soon as commanding a switch price of £12.2million as he moved from Mallorca to Fenerbahce in 2008, newer occasions have seen the Spaniard make six strikes without cost since 2011, together with one further mortgage switch.
Now, Guiza has joined CD Rota, a membership in Spain’s fifth tier.
Nevertheless it’s secure to say he appears to be like a bit completely different to when he was scoring for the Pink Fury at a significant worldwide event.