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Andrés INIESTA
Vissel Kobe (JPN)
m m
Full name Andrés Iniesta Luján  
Date of Birth May 11, 1984
Birthplace Fuentealbilla, Albacete, Spain
Height 170 cm
Position

Central midfielder (or attacking midfielder / left winger)

Foot Right
Nationality Spanish
Club Vissel Kobe (JPN)
Nation Spain
Int. debut Age 22 (May 27, 2006 - vs. Russia)
World Cups 14 matches (2018: 4 / 2014: 3 / 2010: 6 / 2006: 1)

 

CAREER STATISTICS
Season Club
-
-
*
Games
Goals
2017-18 Barcelona
-
1
30
1
2016-17 Barcelona
-
1
23
0
2015-16 Barcelona
-
1
28
1
2014-15 Barcelona
-
1
24
0
2013-14 Barcelona
-
1
35
3
2012-13 Barcelona
-
1
31
3
2011-12 Barcelona
-
1
27
2
2010-11 Barcelona
-
1
34
8
2009-10 Barcelona
-
1
29
1
2008-09 Barcelona
-
1
26
4
2007-08 Barcelona
-
1
31
3
2006-07 Barcelona
-
1
37
6
2005-06 Barcelona
-
1
34
0
2004-05 Barcelona
-
1
37
2
2003-04 Barcelona
-
1
11
1
2002-03 Barcelona
-
1
6
0
*) League level
 
CAREER TRANSFERS
Date From - To Fee €m
07.2018
-
Vissel Kobe
Free
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


TFR PLAYERS
Teams represented (central column) +
TFR Players Rankings (right column)
2017-18 Barcelona
141
2016-17 Barcelona
139
2015-16 Barcelona
82
2014-15 Barcelona
155
2013-14 Barcelona
43
2012-13 Barcelona
30
2011-12 Barcelona
28
2010-11 Barcelona
9
2009-10 Barcelona
52
2008-09 Barcelona
24
2007-08 Barcelona
11

OTHER TFR RANKINGS
2017-18 None
-
2016-17 None
-
2015-16 None
-
2014-15 None
-
2013-14 Top Assists
20
2012-13 Top Assists
16
2011-12 Top Assists
14
2010-11 Top Assists
16
2009-10 None
-
2008-09 Top Assists
8
2007-08 None
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DID YOU KNOW ?

Andrés Iniesta comes from a small village named Fuentealbilla in the province of Albacete, Castile-La Mancha.

He says he "cried rivers" the day he left for FC Barcelona farmhouse, La Masia, and struggled being separated from his parents; he was very shy and kept to himself while there.

He captained the FC Barcelona U-15 team to victory in the Nike Premier Cup of 1999. The trophy was presented by one of his idols: the then first-team captain Pep Guardiola, whose poster hung above Iniesta's bed. Guardiola gave Iniesta a signed photograph dedicated to "the best player I've ever seen".

Like Cesc Fàbregas, Iniesta originally started as a defensive midfielder but his balance, close control and skill on the ball saw him make progress as an attacking midfielder.

Then FC Barcelona manager Louis van Gaal handed Iniesta his senior first-team debut in October 2002, in a UEFA Champions League group game against Standard Liège.