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ANDRÉS INIESTA LUJÁN
Association Member
Date of birth
11/05/1984
Original of
Fuentealbilla (Albacete, Castella-La Manxa)

Seasons at the club
2002 - 2018
Line up
Midfielder
Andrés Iniesta is one of the best players that has grown in La Masia. Considered by many to be the best midfielder in the world. A native of Fuentealbilla, Albacete, he arrived at La Masia in 1996 after the Spaniard was one of the best players in the Brunete tournament (an historic U10 Spanish tournament). In the Masia one of his best friends was another legend of the club: Víctor Valdés. He stood out in each of Barça's youth teams until reaching the first team in the 2002-2003 season with Louis Van Gaal. But it was in the 2004-2005 season, with Frank Rijkaard, that Iniesta officially became part of the first team. From that moment until his departure in 2018, Andrés Iniesta's career grew as did the titles of the club's. His performances in matches such as the semifinals of the 2009 Champions League against Chelsea, where his goal gave Barça access to the 2009 Rome final, or his match in the 2018 Copa del Rey final against Sevilla are some of the great performances of his career. Not to mention the goal he scored in 2010 in the final of the World Cup in South Africa, thus giving the title of world champion to the Spanish team. Andrés Iniesta together with Xavi Hernández and Leo Messi revolutionized football from the mid-2000s until the end of the 2010s, consolidating themselves as the best in the world in 2010 where all three were part of the Ballon d’Or podium. In 2012 he won the UEFA Player of the Year award.

Player of the national team

Player of the Spanish national team

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17SEASONS 679Oficial matches 46389Minutes played 57Goals 60Yellow cards 0Red cards 13Unofficial matches 0Unofficial goals
2001-02 1 41 0 0 0 0 0
2002-03 9 582 0 1 0 0 0
2003-04 19 878 2 0 0 0 0
2004-05 48 2161 2 2 0 0 0
2005-06 49 2547 1 4 0 0 0
2006-07 56 3947 9 4 0 0 0
2007-08 49 3990 4 6 0 0 0
2008-09 43 3275 5 5 0 0 0
2009-10 42 2842 1 3 0 0 0
2010-11 50 4141 9 4 0 0 0
2011-12 46 3182 8 6 0 0 0
2012-13 48 3509 6 5 0 0 0
2013-14 52 3685 3 2 0 0 0
2014-15 42 2918 3 3 0 0 0
2015-16 44 3508 1 7 0 5 0
2016-17 37 2293 1 6 0 3 0
2017-18 44 2890 2 2 0 5 0

CAREER INIESTA At FC Barcelona

692
matches
played
Titles and individual awards
European Super Cup
3
European Super Cup
World Club Championship
3
World Club Championship
Catalan Super Cup
2
Catalan Super Cup
FIFA Silver Boot 2010 and Bronze 2012; UEFA Best Player of Europe 2012; European Football Championship Best Player 2012; Golden Foot (Best player award for over 29 years) 2014; Best team Mundial 2010; Best team Confederations Cup 2013; Best team European Football Championship 2008, 2012; FIFA/FIFPro's Team of the Year 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014; UEFA's Team of the Year 2010, 2011, 2012; UEFA Team of the Decade of the 2000; La Liga's Best Spanish Player (Don Balón) 2008-09; La Liga's Best Midfielder (LFP) 2008-09, 2010-11, 2011-12, 2012-13, 2013-14; Second in Di Stéfano Trophy-La Liga's Best Player 2008-09 and third 2011-12, 2012-13; Marca Leyenda Trophy 2011; Golden medal of Sports Merit (shared with all the Spanish team) 2011; Príncipe de Astúrias del Deporte prize 2010 (shared with all the Spanish team); Best Spanish Sportsman of the Year (Mundo Deportivo) 2009, 2012; 2011 FCB Players Award

CAREER
  • Albacete Lower categgoldies, FC Barcelona U14 (1996-1998)
  • FC Barcelona U16 (1998-2000)
  • FC Barcelona U19 (2000-2001)
  • FC Barcelona B (2001-2003)
  • FC Barcelona (2003-2018)
  • Vissel Kobe (2018-...)
MAJOR INTERNATIONAL TOURNAMENTS
  • World cup 2006, 2010 (champion), 2014
  • European Football Championship 2008 (champion), 2012 (champion)
  • Confederations Cup 2013 (runner-up)
  • U20 World cup 2003 (runner-up)
  • U19 European Football Championship 2002 (champion)
  • U17 European Football Championship 2001 (champion)
Played with INIESTA
220+
ABIDAL
ABRAHAM
ABRAHAM MINERO
ADAMA
ADRIÀ CARMONA
ADRIANO
AFELLAY
ALBERTINI
ALEXIS SÁNCHEZ
ALVES
ANDERSSON
ARAUJO
ARMANDO
ARNAU CALDENTEY
BABUNSKI
BAGNACK
BALLIU
BARTRA
BELLETTI
BOJAN
BONANO
BOTÍA
BRAVO
BUSQUETS, SERGIO
CÁCERES
CARMONA
CESC FÀBREGAS
CHRISTANVAL
COCU
CÓRCOLES
CRISTIAN
CROSAS
CUENCA
DALMAU
DAMIÀ
DANI
DANI FERNÁNDEZ
DANI NIETO
DANI TORTOLERO
DAVID SÁNCHEZ
DAVIDS
DE BOER, FRANK
DECO
DENÍS SUÁREZ
DEULOFEU
DIMAS
DONGOU
DOUGLAS
EDGAR IÉ
EDMÍLSON
ENKE
ESPINOSA
ETO'O
EZQUERRO
FALI
FERNANDO NAVARRO
FONTÀS
GABRI
GAI ASSULIN
GEOVANNI
GERARD
GIOVANI
GIULY
GRIMALDO
GUDJOHNSEN
GUERRA
GUMBAU
GUS LEDES
HALILOVIC
HENRY
HLEB
IBRAHIMOVIC
ILIE
JAVI MARTOS
JAVITO
JEFFREN
JOAN ROMÁN
JONATHAN DOS SANTOS
JONATHAN SORIANO
JONY LÓPEZ
ALBA
JORDI GÓMEZ
JORQUERA
KAPTOUM
KEITA
KIKO FEMENIA
KLUIVERT
LARSSON
LOBATO
LOMBÁN
LUCAS
LUDOVIC
LUIS ALBERTO
LUIS ENRIQUE
LUIS GARCÍA
MARC VALIENTE
MARIO
MÁRQUEZ
MASCHERANO
MASIP
MATHIEU
MAXI LÓPEZ
MAXWELL
MENDIETA
MESSI
MILITO
MIÑO
MONTAÑÉS
MONTOYA
MOTTA
MUNIESA
MUNIR
NANO
NEYMAR
NOLITO
OIER
OLEGUER
OLMO
ORIOL RIERA
ORIOL ROMEU
ORLANDI
ORTOLÀ
ÒSCAR LÓPEZ
OVERMARS
PATRIC
PEDRO
PEÑA
PINTO
PIQUÉ
PITU
PLANAS
POLACO
PUYOL
QUARESMA
RAFINHA
RAKITIC
RAMON MASÓ
REIZIGER
RIQUELME
RIVEROLA
ROCHEMBACK
ROCHINA
RODRI
ROGER RIERA
RONALDINHO
ROS
ROSELL
RUBÉN
RUEDA
RÜSTÜ
SAMPER
SANDRO
SANTAMARÍA
SASTRE
SAÚL
SAVIOLA
SERGI GÓMEZ
SERGI ROBERTO
SERGIO GARCÍA
SONG
SORÍN
SUÁREZ
SYLVINHO
TELLO
TER STEGEN
THAER
THIAGO
THURAM
TONI CALVO
TORIBIO
TOURE YAYA
TXIGRINSKI
VALDÉS
VAN BOMMEL
VAN BRONCKHORST
VERDÉS
VERDÚ
VÍCTOR SÁNCHEZ
VÍCTOR VÁZQUEZ
VILLA
XAVI
XAVI TORRES
ZAMBROTTA
ZAMBUDIO
CÁMARA
DAVID GARCÍA
ESPASANDÍN
LOLO
MORA
URKO
VERMAELEN
Aleix Vidal
UMTITI
André Gomes
Arda Turan
Paco Alcácer
Lucas Digne
Marlon Santos
Nili
CILLESSEN
Marc Cardona
ALEÑÀ
Borja López
ÀLEX CARBONELL
Semedo
DEMBELÉ
Paulinho
Jose Arnáiz
Marc Cucurella
PALENCIA
COUTINHO
Juan Miranda
Abel Ruiz
Carles Pérez
Oriol Busquets
DAVID COSTAS
YERRY MINA
CHRISTIAN RIVERA
Martin Hongla
Marcus McGuane
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