It has been another enthralling La Liga campaign and with that in mind, Sports Mole has picked out its 11 star performers, in addition to an impressive-looking bench.
In truth, this is not too difficult. There have been a number of impressive goalkeepers in La Liga this season, but none more so than Courtois. The Belgian, who has been on loan at Atletico from Chelsea for the past three campaigns, is now rightly regarded as the best stopper in Europe. He kept 20 clean sheets in 37 league games this season and played in all but one La Liga match as the champions conceded just 26 times in Spain's top flight. Presence, shot-stopping ability, distribution – the 22-year-old has absolutely everything.
It was difficult to find a spot at centre-back for Ramos in this particular team, but he started his career at right-back and has been included in that particular position. The 26-year-old still has his critics, but he has arguably had his best season in a Madrid shirt. The Spanish international made 32 league appearances and contributed heavily to Los Blancos' incredible defensive record in the middle part of the season.
For many, the Uruguayan international is now not only the best centre-back in La Liga, but also in European football. It is difficult to argue with that statement when taking into account his performance levels this season. The 28-year-old, who played in 34 league games this season, contributing four goals in the process, was an absolute rock at the heart of a Atletico defence that conceded just 26 times all season. It has been a truly remarkable campaign for Godin.
Like many great centre-backs, you are only ever as good as your partner. That is the case for Godin and indeed Miranda, who formed the second half of the best defence in European football this season. The 29-year-old played in 32 league games for Atletico and demonstrated his tactical awareness, ability in possession, pace and strength throughout the campaign. How he has not made the Brazilian squad for this summer's World Cup is a question that is difficult to answer.
Like Miranda, Luis will also not travel to the World Cup with Brazil this summer. However, that it not a reflection of his performances this season. In short, he has been the best left-back in Europe by some considerable distance over the last 12 months. Not only has the full-back been defensively solid this season, he has proved a valuable attacking threat down the left. He missed six league games for Atletico this season and they were not the same team when he was on the sidelines.
Rakitic's statistics this season speak volumes. In 33 league matches, the Croatian scored 12 times and contributed 10 assists. The midfielder was a key reason why Sevilla finished fifth in La Liga this season and indeed won the Europa League. The 26-year-old is widely regarded as one of the best midfield talents in European football and, in truth, it would be a surprise if Sevilla retained his services this summer. He has been a serious star in Spain's top flight.
It wasn't too long ago that the 28-year-old was voted one of Real Madrid's worst signings in some sections of the Spanish media. This season, however, the midfielder has been sensational. Alongside Xabi Alonso, Modric has pulled the strings in the middle of the park and thrived in a deeper position for Los Blancos. He has scored just once, but has contributed in more than enough areas to gain a position in this particular team.
It appeared that Di Maria was on his way out of Madrid after Gareth Bale's introduction left the Argentine on the sidelines. Los Blancos boss Carlo Ancelotti, however, had other plans and introduced the Argentine as a central midfielder with licence to roam. In 34 league matches, he contributed an incredible 17 assists. His work-rate and ability on the ball have been key for the capital outfit this season.
Koke finished the season joint-second with Barcelona's Cesc Fabregas in the assists chart (13) in La Liga this season. Such is his presence in the Atletico XI, the Spanish international is now first choice for the majority of set pieces for the capital outfit. Overall, the 22-year-old's performance levels have been brilliant this season and there is no question that he has been a key part of their La Liga success.
The last few weeks have not gone to plan for Costa due to a number of injury problems, but that takes nothing away from his performances for Atletico this season. The Brazilian-born Spanish international scored 27 times in 35 league games for the capital outfit, with his goals one of the key reasons why Atletico won the title. Goals are just a small part of the 25-year-old's play, however, with his work-rate in the final third extraordinary. As it stands, the forward is expected to miss the Champions League final against Real Madrid next weekend.
Like Costa, Ronaldo has also struggled with injury in the last few weeks. However, the statistics do not lie. The Portuguese scored 31 times in 30 league games and also created 47 chances for his teammates this season. As a result of his goals, the 29-year-old claimed the Pichichi prize for the league's highest scorer. He also outshone Barcelona's Lionel Messi, although the Argentine did spend two months on the sidelines earlier in the campaign.
Substitutes: Keylor Navas (Levante), Federico Fazio (Sevilla), Aymeric Laporte (Athletic Bilbao), Sergio Busquets (Barcelona), Antoine Griezmann (Real Sociedad), Gareth Bale (Real Madrid), Lionel Messi (Barcelona)