2014 FIFA World Cup™
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14 May 2014
Though primarily a defender, Fernando Hierro scored 29 goals for Spain and retired as the national team’s record goalscorer.
Hierro, who surpassed Emilio Butragueno before being eclipsed himself, first by Raul and later by David Villa, averaged almost one goal in every three of his 89 appearances for La Roja.
Though he also turned out in midfield for both club and country, the Real Madrid legend - who was named in the team of the tournament at the 2002 FIFA World Cup™ - is also regarded as the most prolific defender in the history of La Liga, having scored 102 times for* Los Merengues*.