UltimateXI Profile: Andrés Iniesta

By Sports Desk April 28, 2020
Andres Iniesta Andres Iniesta

Andrés Iniesta came through La Masia, the Barcelona youth academy, after an early emigration 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 has remained in the team ever since. Iniesta was an integral part of the Barcelona sides that won two historic trebles in 2009 and 2015, and his 33 trophies make him the most decorated Spanish footballer of all time.

 

Playing Career

Full name: Andrés Iniesta Luján

Date of birth: 11 May 1984 (age 35)

Place of birth: Fuentealbilla, Spain

Height: 1.70 m (5 ft 7 in)

National Team:

  • 2006–2018 Spain  131 (13)

Honours

  • FIFA World Cup: 2010
  • UEFA European Championship: 2008, 2012
  • UEFA European Under-19 Championship: 2002
  • UEFA European Under-16 Championship: 2001
  • FIFA World Cup Dream Team: 2010

 

FIFA World Cup appearances: 4

  • Round of 16 - 2006 Germany
  • Winner - 2010 South Africa
  • First Round 2014 - Brazil
  • Round of 16 - 2018 Russia

 

Club Career

  • 2001–2003 Barcelona B 54   (5)
  • 2002–2018 Barcelona    442 (35)
  • 2018–   Vissel Kobe  38   (9)

 

Honours

  • Barcelona - La Liga: 2004–05, 2005–06, 2008–09, 2009–10, 2010–11, 2012–13, 2014–15, 2015–16, 2017–18; Copa del Rey: 2008–09, 2011–12, 2014–15, 2015–16, 2016–17, 2017–18; Supercopa de España: 2005, 2006, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2013, 2016; UEFA Champions League: 2005–06, 2008–09, 2010–11, 2014–15; UEFA Super Cup: 2009, 2011, 2015; FIFA Club World Cup: 2009, 2011, 2015

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