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A. Iniesta

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A. Iniesta
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Biography of A. Iniesta

Andrés Iniesta Luján (Spanish pronunciation: [anˈdɾes iˈnjesta luˈxan]; born 11 May 1984) is a Spanish professional footballer who plays as a central midfielder and is the captain of J1 League club Vissel Kobe. He spent most of his career at Barcelona, where he served as the captain for three seasons. Iniesta is widely considered to be one of the best players of his generation and one of the greatest midfielders of all time.

Iniesta came through La Masia, the Barcelona youth academy, after an early migration from his birthplace, and impressed from an early age. He made his first-team debut aged 18 in 2002. He began playing regularly during the 2004–05 season and remained in the team until 2018. Iniesta was an integral part of the Barcelona sides that won two historic trebles in 2009 and 2015, and his 35 trophies, which includes nine La Ligas and four UEFA Champions League titles, make him the most decorated Spanish footballer of all time. After twenty-two years at Barcelona, Iniesta signed for Japanese club Vissel Kobe in 2018.

Iniesta played for Spain at the Under-16, Under-19 and Under-21 levels before making his international debut in 2006. He helped Spain win UEFA Euro 2008, playing every game and being selected in the Team of the Tournament. Iniesta was also a key member of the victorious Spanish team at the 2010 FIFA World Cup; he scored the winning goal in the final against the Netherlands, for which he was named the Man of the Match, and was selected to the tournament's All-Star Team. At UEFA Euro 2012, Iniesta led Spain to their second consecutive continental crown, again being chosen as the Man of the Match of the final against Italy, and was named the Player of the Tournament.

Iniesta has been named in the FIFA FIFPro World XI nine times and was chosen in the UEFA Team of the Year on six occasions. He was named in the All-time UEFA Euro XI. He won the UEFA Best Player in Europe Award in 2012 and was named the IFFHS World's Best Playmaker in 2012 and 2013. Iniesta was runner-up to Lionel Messi for the 2010 FIFA Ballon d'Or and achieved third place in 2012.

General information about Midfielder at Vissel Kobe
38
years
es
es
65
kgs
MC
position
170
cms
8
shirt number
410
k€
69
elo
2024
CE
1.61
reap
General
Name
Andrés Iniesta Luján
Username
Andrés Iniesta
Birth date
11-05-1984
Nationality
Spain
Age
38
Height
1,70 m
Weight
65 kg
Preferred foot
Right
ELO
69
Potential
87
REAP
1.61
Status
Activo
European citizen
Yes
Partner
Anna Ortiz
Nickname(s)
El genio de Fuentealbilla
Career
  • Vissel Kobe (2017-2022)
    (5 seasons)
  • Barcelona (2001-2018)
    (17 seasons)
  • Barça Atlètic (2000-2003)
    (3 seasons)
Career
League
Position
Midfielder (CM)
Usual shirt number
8
Shirt number(s)
6, 24, 13, 34
Max ELO
87
Age on debut
16.8 years old
Last match
38.1 years old
International
National team
España
International debut
27-05-2006
Age on debut
22.0 years old
Last match age
34.1 years old
Last match
01-07-2018
Matches (goals)
131 GP (14 goals)
International caps
131
Starter
105
Goals
14 goals
More
Twitter
Wikipedia
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Contract
Agent
Sports&Life
Provider
Asics
Start of contract
01-07-2018
Contract expiration
31-01-2024
Transfers
transfer
TM value
2M€
Salary
286k€ annual