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Andrés INIESTA
FC Barcelona (SPA)
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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 FC Barcelona (SPA)
Nation Spain
Int. debut Age 22 (May 27, 2006 - vs. Russia)
World Cups 10 matches (2014: 3 / 2010: 6 / 2006: 1)
Honours

Country
1 FIFA World Cup (2010)
2 UEFA European Championships (2008, 2012)
1 UEFA U-19 European Championship (2002)
1 UEFA U-16 European Championship (2001)
Club
3 FIFA Club World Cup (2009, 2011, 2015)
4
UEFA Champions Leagues (2005-06, 2008-09, 2010-11, 2014-15)
3 UEFA Super Cups (2009, 2011, 2015)
7 Spanish Championships (2004-05, 2005-06, 2008-09, 2009-10, 2010-11, 2012-13, 2014-15)
3 Spanish Cups (2008-09, 2011-12, 2014-15)

6 Spanish Super Cups (2005, 2006, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2013)
Individual
1 UEFA European Championship Best Player (2012)
1 Spanish League Spanish Player of the Year (2008-09)

 

CAREER TRANSFERS
None
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


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

OTHER TFR RANKINGS
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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CAREER STATISTICS
League Appearances & Goals
2016-17 Barcelona
23
0
2015-16 Barcelona
28
1
2014-15 Barcelona
24
0
2013-14 Barcelona
35
3
2012-13 Barcelona
31
3
2011-12 Barcelona
27
2
2010-11 Barcelona
34
8
2009-10 Barcelona
29
1
2008-09 Barcelona
26
4
2007-08 Barcelona
31
3
2006-07 Barcelona
37
6
2005-06 Barcelona
34
0
2004-05 Barcelona
37
2
2003-04 Barcelona
11
1
2002-03 Barcelona
6
0

 



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.