Jose Mourinho once said that if he had 11 Cesar Azpilicuetas at his disposal, he would win the UEFA Champions League, and not without good reason. Talented, experienced and supremely fit, the Chelsea man can be relied upon to provide the speediest cover for his team-mates at the back and distribute the ball with accuracy. After starting out in midfield, Azpilicueta has excelled as a full-back, while also showcasing his abilities as part of a three-man defence.
A permanent fixture with the Blues in recent seasons, he has played more of a secondary role for Spain since making his debut in 2013. An international at every age group, Azpilicueta won UEFA European U-19 and U-21 titles and appeared at the FIFA Confederations Cup Brazil 2013, the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil™ and UEFA EURO 2016.