Back in the mid-1990s, Wigan Athletic caused something of a stir by signing three Spaniards at a time when there were few foreign players in the Premier League, never mind Division Three.
Even today, with the English game awash with overseas signings from top to bottom, it's still something of a novelty for Brentford to have their own hat-trick of Spaniards.
All three have been on the fringes for the Bees so far this season as they adjust to the English game, but could all feature in tonight's Capital One Cup clash if boss Mark Warburton once again fields a changed XI from the last league fixture.
The first to arrive was midfielder Marcos Tebar , who played one solitary game for Real Madrid's first team, but more than 100 for Spanish giant's B team, as well as spells with Rayo Vallecano, Girona and Almeria.
The 28 year old former Spanish U16 and U17 international impressed during pre-season with his excellent range of passing, but had to make do with a place on the bench when the Bees kicked off their Championship season at home to Charlton, coming on as a half time sub.
His first start came in the Capital One Cup against Dagenham & Redbridge three days later, and four days on came his first league start at Bournemouth, but Tebar put in a poor display, was subbed after an hour and has not featured since.
In the run up to the Bournemouth game, the Bees also signed fellow midfielder Jota Peleteiro from Celta Vigo, and winger Jon Toral on loan from Arsenal.
Jota, 23, had also featured for Celta B, Real Madrid B and Eibar in Spain, came off the bench for his debut during Brentford's midweek win at Blackpool last week, earning himself a place in the starting line up against Birmingham City at the weekend.
Toral, meanwhile, is yet to feature for the Bees. The 19 year old joined Arsenal's academy from Barcelona three years ago and bagged six goals in 20 games for the Gunners' U21s last season, having previously netted five in seven games for their U18s.