Andrés Iniesta

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Catalan midfielder this tiny country of origin, the original instruction La Masia Had headquarters in the city of Catalunya Spain. Iniesta came through La Masia, Barcelona's youth academy, and was impressed from an early age. He made his first team debut in 2002, aged 18.

Iniesta played for the Spain under-16, U-19 and Under-21 level, before making his international debut in 2006. He was selected for the 2006 FIFA World Cup, playing one game, Such as Spain came out in the second round. He helped Spain qualify for Euro 2008, and plays an Important role in the side as They went on to win the competition, playing every game and being selected in the Team Tournament UEFA.

Personal Information
Full name : Andrés Iniesta Luján
Date of birth : 11 May 1984 (age 27)
Place of birth : Fuentealbilla, Spain
Height : 1.70 m (5 ft 7 in)
Playing position : Midfielder / Winger

Club Information
Current club : Barcelona
Number : 8

Early Career

FC Barcelona
Iniesta came from a small village Called Fuentealbilla in the province of Albacete, Castile-La Mancha. Iniesta go there with her parents and visited La Masia, Spanish farmhouse where the home team Their young players;. As a manager, Guardiola Will Make Xavi and Iniesta are the heart of his treble-winning side of Barcelona in 2009, a decade after the famous prediction.
Iniesta rose through the youth teams of clubs and, at age 16, has become a key player for FC Barcelona B. Barcelona manager Louis van Gaal handed Iniesta's first senior team debut on October 29, 2002, in the Champions League group game against Club Brugge. He Appeared ten times in the league 2003-04, ranging from five matches and scored once as Barcelona finished second behind Valencia CF.

In the 2004-05 season Iniesta featured in 37 out of 38 league games-more than any other player, although 25 of these were the resource persons the resource persons Appearances substitute the resource persons. He scored twice as Barcelona won La Liga.
On 22 August 2006, Iniesta lifted the Joan Gamper Trophy as the captain of the team after defeating German side Bayern Munich 4-0. Despite being moved around the pitch by manager Rijkaard, the 2006-07 season Iniesta's Remains highest scoring thus far.  Barcelona team-mates Lionel Messi, Samuel Eto'o and Xavi also featured in the top ten.

In September 2008, after the departure of former vice-captain Ronaldinho to Milan, the Barcelona squad decided on its new team captains. Iniesta was named fourth-choice behind, in order of preference, Carles Puyol, Xavi and Víctor Valdés; all four products were the resource persons the resource persons the resource persons of the Barcelona youth system.
On 5 February, Iniesta made his 250th appearance for Barcelona in the Copa del Rey match against Mallorca. Iniesta got injured once again in Barcelona's home match against Málaga CF, but returned to action for the first leg Champions League quarter-final clash against Bayern Munich, the the the which Barcelona won 4-0. Former teammate Samuel Eto'o described Andres Iniesta as being "the best player in the world; Whenever Iniesta is on the pitch, he creates a spectacle."  This goal sent Barcelona through to the 2009 UEFA Champions League Final in Rome against defending champions Manchester United.

placed fifth with 134 votes. He scored his first goal for the season against Racing Santander in a 4-0 win. Iniesta's 2009-10 season was largely disrupted by recurrent injuries. Nevetheless, Barcelona once again won the La Liga title securing a record 99 points.

After being given an extended rest by Spain coach Vicente Del Bosque following the World Cup, Iniesta returned to Barcelona for a pre-season medical on 9 August 2010. Iniesta scored his first goal of the season for Barcelona During the opening La Liga fixture against Racing Santander, lobbing the ball into the net from a distance of 30 yards.. Barcelona won the match 1-5. He was one of the three finalists for the 2010 FIFA Ballon d'Or, alongside Xavi and Messi's Barcelona teammates, but the second cameas Messi won the award.

Andrés started the 2011-12 season by scoring the opening goal in the second leg of the Supercopa de España against Rivals Real Madrid, Barcelona went on to win the match 3-2 and the cup on AGG.

 International Career
Iniesta burst on to the international scene in 2001, Helping Spain win the UEFA European Under-16 Championship, and was in the squad That claimed the UEFA European Under-19 Championship the following year. During his spell with the Spain U21s side, Iniesta was named captain on Several Occasions. Iniesta won his first cap for Spain he was Brought on at half-time in a friendly against Russia on 27 May 2006. He scored his first goal for Spain in a friendly against England on 7 February 2007. Iniesta proceeded to play a pivotal part in Spain's qualification for Euro 2008 by scoring goals against the likes of Sweden and by assisting the strikers.

Iniesta was selected in Spain's squad for the UEFA Euro 2008 in Austria and Switzerland. Iniesta was substituted before the penalty shoot out Itself. The Technical Study Group named him the Man of the Match. He played the full duration of the finals in Spain's 1-0 win over Germany. Iniesta was named in the Team of the Tournament alongside fellow Spain midfielders Xavi and Marcos Senna and six other teammates. For his excellent performances in Helping Spain reach the final of the tournament, Iniesta was shortlisted for the Golden Ball award.

During the 2010 World Cup he scored the winning goal in the 2010 FIFA World Cup Finals In a 1-0 win against Netherlands in the 116th minute, removing his jersey During his celebration to reveal an inscription on his undershirt reading "Dani Jarque: Siempre con nosotros ", the which translates to" Dani Jarque: always with us, "in tribute of former youth teammate Spain and RCD Espanyol captain Daniel Jarque, the who passed away of a heart attack in August 2009. He won the man of the match award for his performance of the which sent Spain to Their first-ever World Cup win. Iniesta was Followed by Iker Casillas, David Villa, Rafael Nadal, Fernando Alonso and rounding the top 5.

Style Of Play
Like his fellow La Masia graduate Cesc Fàbregas, Iniesta originally started as a defensive midfielder but the balance, ball control and dexterity Allied with his expertise on the ball look to the make progress as an attacking midfielder.  In Addition to his raw talent That looks at a young age by the Scouts FC Barcelona, it is a great flexibility, creativity and Work Ethic That allows him to stake a claim in the first-team place at the age of 18.

Iniesta relies on a remarkable creative intuition, by and copyrighted to control the midfield and dictate the ebb and flow of play. Iniesta has been praised for understanding and interaction with Xavi:. former Barcelona team-mate Giovanni van Bronckhorst said "They have a special relationship, They always have, They just seem to know where the other is" During its maturation as a player, he has gained a reputation for playing a part in the Goals Important for club and country, in particular plays a major role in the years 2006, 2009 and 2011 UEFA Champions League finals, as well as the 2010 FIFA World Cup and 2008 Champions League final -09 and Euro 2008 semi-finals.


      La Liga : 2004-05, 2005-06, 2008-09, 2009-10, 2010-11
      Spanish Cup : 2008-09
      Supercopa de España : 2005, 2006, 2009, 2010, 2011
      UEFA Champions League : 2005-06, 2008-09, 2010-11
      UEFA Super Cup : 2009, 2011
      FIFA Club World Cup : 2009, 2011

      FIFA World Cup 2010
      UEFA European Championship 2008
      Spain U20
      FIFA U-20 World Cup: Runner-up 2003
      Spain U19
      UEFA European Under-19 Football Championship 2002
      Spain U17
      UEFA European Under-17 Football Championship 2001

      Euro 2008 Team of the tournament
      Euro 2008 Man Of The Match Vs Russia
      Don Balon Award for Best Spanish Player of the Year : 2009
      Trofeo Alfredo Di Stefano : 2nd best player in La Liga 2008-09
      FIFA World XI: 2009, 2010
      La Liga's Best attacking Midfielder : 2009, 2011
      UEFA Team of the Year : 2009, 2010
      Ballon d'Or: 4th Place 2009
      2010 FIFA World Cup All-Star Team
      2010 FIFA World Cup Man Of The Match vs. Chile, Paraguay and Netherlands
      Prince of Asturias Awards : 2010
      FIFA Ballon d'Or : Second place 2010
      FIFA Puskas Award : Second place 2009
      Onze d'Or: Third place 2009, 2010 Second place
      UEFA Best Player in Europe Award : Fourth place 2011
      ESM Team of the Year: 2011

      Gold Medal of the Royal Order of Sporting Merit : 2011

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