Andrés Iniesta

Catalan midfielder this tiny country of origin, the original instruction La Masia had headquarters in the city of Catalunya Spain. He currently plays as a central midfielder for La Liga club FC Barcelona and the Spanish national team.

Iniesta came through La Masia, Barcelona's youth academy, and was impressed from an early age. He made his first team debut in 2002, aged 18. He began to play regularly during the season 2004-05, and remained in the side ever since. He is an integral part of the sextuple winner Barcelona in 2009, the only time the club has reached six titles a year.

Iniesta played for the Spain under-16, U-19 and Under-21 level, before making his international debut in 2006. He was selected for the 2006 FIFA World Cup, playing one game, such as Spain came out in the second round. He helped Spain qualify for Euro 2008, and plays an important role in the side as they went on to win the competition, playing every game and being selected in the Team Tournament UEFA.

Iniesta was chosen for the 2010 FIFA World Cup and is a key member of the Spanish team to win, he scored the winning goal in the final against the Netherlands, also named the Worst, and was selected in the All-Star team of the tournament. He was also Man of the Match for the two other World Cup matches.

Personal information
Full name : Andrés Iniesta Luján
Date of birth : 11 May 1984 (age 27)
Place of birth : Fuentealbilla, Spain
Height : 1.70 m (5 ft 7 in) 
Playing position : Midfielder / Winger

Club information
Current club : Barcelona
Number : 8

Early Career
Iniesta came from a small village Called Fuentealbilla in the province of Albacete, Castile-La Mancha. At age 12, while playing for Albacete in the tournament seven-a-side junior at Brunete, he attracted the attention of many clubs Scouts from all over Spain. His parents Knew the FC Barcelona youth team coach, Enrique Orizaola, and he persuaded Them to Consider sending young Barcelona's Iniesta to the academy. Iniesta go there with her parents and visited La Masia, Spanish farmhouse where the home team Their young players;. The trip convinced Them to sign up at the rows of young Barcelona's Iniesta says he "cried the river" the day he left La Masia and the fight is separated from his parents; he is very shy and aloof while there.

He was captain of Barcelona's Under-15 team to victory in the 1999 Nike Premier Cup, scoring the winning goal in the last minute in the finals, and being named player of the tournament. Presented by Trophy was one of my idols Iniesta: the first-team captain Josep Guardiola, a poster hangs above the bed to give Iniesta, Guardiola signed photos dedicated to "the best player I have ever seen", and it was around this time That he reportedly said: and then to Barcelona midfielder Xavi That rising star, "you'll Retire, Will Retire Iniesta but two of us." As a manager, Guardiola Will Make Xavi and Iniesta are the heart of his treble-winning side of Barcelona in 2009, a decade after the famous prediction.

Iniesta rose through the youth teams of clubs and, at age 16, has become a key player for FC Barcelona B. Barcelona manager Louis van Gaal handed Iniesta's first senior team debut on October 29, 2002, in the Champions League group game against Club Brugge. He Appeared ten times in the league 2003-04, ranging from five matches and scored once as Barcelona finished second behind Valencia CF.

In the 2004-05 season Iniesta featured in 37 out of 38 league games-more than any other player, although 25 of these were the resource persons Appearances substitute the resource persons. He scored twice as Barcelona won La Liga. An injury to fellow midfielder Xavi at the start of the 2005-06 season Iniesta allowed more regular starts in the center of midfield, and he Continued to Improve and develop. He played in 11 Champions League games, including a half-time appearance in the 2006 final to replace Edmílson. His contribution to the team was praised by manager Frank Rijkaard as Barcelona won a league and Champions League double.

On 22 August 2006, Iniesta lifted the Joan Gamper Trophy as the captain of the team after defeating German side Bayern Munich 4-0. He played for the first time as a left wing-forward for Barcelona in two Champions League matches against Levski Sofia, finding the net twice. Despite being moved around the pitch by manager Rijkaard, the 2006-07 season Iniesta's Remains highest scoring thus far.

"On 25 January 2008, Iniesta extended his contract to 2014, with his buy-out clause being raised to € 150 million. Barcelona team-mates Lionel Messi, Samuel Eto'o and Xavi also featured in the top ten.

In September 2008, after the departure of former vice-captain Ronaldinho to Milan, the Barcelona squad decided on its new team captains. Iniesta was named fourth-choice behind, in order of preference, Carles Puyol, Xavi and Víctor Valdés; all four products were the resource persons the resource persons of the Barcelona youth system. In mid-November 2008, Iniesta suffered a leg injury and was expected to return to action in six weeks.

On 5 February, Iniesta made his 250th appearance for Barcelona in the Copa del Rey match against Mallorca. Iniesta got injured once again in Barcelona's home match against Málaga CF, but returned to action for the first leg Champions League quarter-final clash against Bayern Munich, the the which Barcelona won 4-0. Former teammate Samuel Eto'o described Andres Iniesta as being "the best player in the world; Whenever Iniesta is on the pitch, he creates a spectacle."

This goal sent Barcelona through to the 2009 UEFA Champions League Final in Rome against defending champions Manchester United. Prior to the final, Manchester United manager Alex Ferguson said: "I'm not Obsessed with Messi, Iniesta is the danger." Despite a thigh injury, Iniesta played and was Influential in the game, providing the assists for the first goal scored by Samuel Eto'o as his team went on to win 2-0; in his analysis, David Pleat wrote, "In the end the midfield artistry of Iniesta and Xavi, helped by Messi, was the critical factor". After the game, Wayne Rooney described Andres Iniesta as the best player in the world. Don Balon rated him as the most consistent performers in the 2008-09 La Liga season, ahead of team-mates Xavi and Lionel Messi.

Andrés was one of five nominations for the World Player of the Year award alongside teammates Lionel Messi, and Xavi Hernandez. Iniesta placed fifth with 134 votes. He scored his first goal for the season against Racing Santander in a 4-0 win. Iniesta's 2009-10 season was largely disrupted by recurrent injuries. Nevetheless, Barcelona once again won the La Liga title securing a record 99 points. His Season Came to an end after he aggravated a calf injury During previous training.

After being given an extended rest by Spain coach Vicente Del Bosque following the World Cup, Iniesta returned to Barcelona for a pre-season medical on 9 August 2010. Iniesta scored his first goal of the season for Barcelona During the opening La Liga fixture against Racing Santander, lobbing the ball into the net from a distance of 30 yards. He received standing ovations from the home fans at El Sardinero and the Vicente Calderon in appreciation of his World Cup-winning exploits whilst with the Spanish national team. Barcelona won the match 1-5. He was one of the three finalists for the 2010 FIFA Ballon d'Or, alongside Xavi and Messi's Barcelona teammates, but the second cameas Messi won the award.

Andrés started the 2011-12 season by scoring the opening goal in the second leg of the Supercopa de España against Rivals Real Madrid, Barcelona went on to win the match 3-2 and the cup on AGG.

 Style Of Play

Like his fellow La Masia graduate Cesc Fàbregas, Iniesta originally started as a defensive midfielder but the balance, ball control and dexterity allied with his expertise on the ball look to make progress as an attacking midfielder.

In addition to his raw talent that looks at a young age by the scouts FC Barcelona, ​​it is a great flexibility, work ethic and creativity that allows him to stake a claim in the first-team place at the age of 18.

Vicente del Bosque described him as "a complete footballer. He can attack and defend, he creates and scores," and Frank Rijkaard said: "I play as a false winger, central midfielder, midfielder in and just behind the striker and he's always good. He originally used as a wide forward in the absence of Juan Roman Riquelme and Ronaldinho by Louis van Gaal and Rijkaard respectively, but made his name as a world-class players in midfield alongside or instead of Xavi, at both club and international level.

As says, "It is in this position that direct style and quick feet can be used to full effect, the ball seemed glued to his toes as he races to the position of threatening Iniesta is a player known for his death., Dribbling, vision and movement As with other products such as the young Barcelona Guardiola, Xavi and Iván de la Peña.

Iniesta relies on a remarkable creative intuition, by and copyrighted to control the midfield and dictate the ebb and flow of play. Iniesta has been praised for understanding and interaction with Xavi:. former Barcelona team-mate Giovanni van Bronckhorst said "They have a special relationship, they always have, they just seem to know where the other is" During its maturation as a player, he has gained a reputation for playing a part in the important goals for club and country, in particular plays a major role in the years 2006, 2009 and 2011 UEFA Champions League final, as well as the 2010 FIFA World Cup and 2008 Champions League Final -09 and Euro 2008 semi-finals.


     La Liga : 2004-05, 2005-06, 2008-09, 2009-10, 2010-11
     Spanish Cup : 2008-09
     Supercopa de España : 2005, 2006, 2009, 2010, 2011
     UEFA Champions League : 2005-06, 2008-09, 2010-11
     UEFA Super Cup : 2009, 2011
     FIFA Club World Cup : 2009, 2011

     FIFA World Cup 2010
     UEFA European Championship 2008
     Spain U20
     FIFA U-20 World Cup: Runner-up 2003
     Spain U19
     UEFA European Under-19 Football Championship 2002
     Spain U17
     UEFA European Under-17 Football Championship 2001

     Euro 2008 Team of the tournament
     Euro 2008 Man Of The Match Vs Russia
     Don Balon Award for Best Spanish Player of the Year : 2009
     Trofeo Alfredo Di Stefano : 2nd best player in La Liga 2008-09
     FIFA World XI: 2009, 2010
     La Liga's Best attacking Midfielder : 2009, 2011
     UEFA Team of the Year : 2009, 2010
     Ballon d'Or: 4th Place 2009
     2010 FIFA World Cup All-Star Team
     2010 FIFA World Cup Man Of The Match vs. Chile, Paraguay and Netherlands
     Prince of Asturias Awards : 2010
     FIFA Ballon d'Or : Second place 2010
     FIFA Puskas Award : Second place 2009
     Onze d'Or: Third place 2009, 2010 Second place
     UEFA Best Player in Europe Award : Fourth place 2011
     ESM Team of the Year: 2011

     Gold Medal of the Royal Order of Sporting Merit : 2011

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