Even though Spain have always had some of the finest talent around in the game at their disposal, their national team traditionally flattered to deceive.
Perennial pre-tournament favourites. Perennial post-tournament underachievers.
That all changed in 2008.
They won the Euros that year, went on to lift the World Cup two years later, only to then successfully defend their European title in 2012.
Their brilliant midfield played a massive role in that successful run, with the likes of Xavi and Andres Iniesta dominating play in the middle, but people often underestimate the attacking talent at hand.
David Villa was a prolific goalscorer and so was Fernando Torres in his prime.
Those two were by no means Spain's first great attackers, though.
There was Raul. Emilio Butragueno. Alfredo Di Stefano. The list goes on and on.
But who is Spain's most lethal attacker ever?
Let's take a look at the legends leading their all-time goalscoring charts!