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Andrés Iniesta: Man of the Match

The Spanish is regarded as one of the best midfielders of all time

He grew up playing soccer in a small village named Fuentealbilla in the province of Albacete, Spain. Iniesta was a quiet and shy boy with great soccer skills who caught the attention of several important soccer clubs.

Iniesta Made History
The talented boy joined FC Barcelona’s youth soccer academy at age 12. He made his debut for FC Barcelona’s first team during a Champions League game in October 2002. Iniesta progressively assumed a starring role on the club, leading Barcelona to an amazing six titles in 2009. The talented player made history during the 2010 World Cup final, when he scored the winning goal to give Spain its first-ever World Cup Championship.

His Reputation
The Barca captain is known for his exceptional passing and dribbling abilities, as well as his great versatility, imagination and work ethic. The Spanish star won the 2010 FIFA World Cup Final: Man of the Match, the 2014 Golden and 2014 La Liga Best Attacking Midfielder. Andrés Iniesta is a man of many virtues, he is considered as one of the most respected and best midfielders of all time.

“I don’t play the game to be number one; I play to be happy.”

Who is he

Full Name: Andrés Iniesta Luján
Place of birth: Fuentealbilla, Spain
Date of birth: May 11, 1984
Age: 32
Height: 5 ft 7 1⁄2 in
Weight: 150 pounds
Position: Midfielder

Senior career

2001–2003         Barcelona B
2002–Present   Barcelona
Spain National Team