Following a lengthy spell at his hometown club, Steve McManaman chose LaLiga as the next stage upon which to showcase his mesmerising midfield talents. He checked in at Real Madrid in 1999, winning his first Champions League crown, and the club's ninth, in the 1999/2000 campaign to cap off a fine debut season at the Bernabeu.
This triumph saw the Liverpool-born playmaker become the first Englishman to lift a European trophy with a foreign club. Los Merengues repeated the feat in the 2001/02 season, with this success adding to McManaman's burgeoning trophy haul and making him England's most decorated foreign export.
Throughout his time at Real Madrid he was a key cog in the Los Blancos squad and a highly popular figure amongst the Madrid faithful.