Andrés 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. Often considered one of the best midfielders of all time, Iniesta spent most of his career at Barcelona, where... More
AKA (Other Names): El Anti-Galáctico__||__El Cerebro__||__El Ilusionista__||__El Caballero Pálido__||__Don Andrés
Zodiac Sign: Taurus (Chinese: Rat)
Birth Name: Andrés Iniesta Luján
Born: Fuentealbilla, Spain
Raised: 02260 Fuentealbilla, Albacete, Spain
Nationality: Spain/Spanish/Spaniard
Relationship Status: Married
Height: 5′ 7″ (1.71 m)
Net Worth: US $86 million
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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. Often considered one of the best midfielders of all time, Iniesta spent most of his career at Barcelona, where he served as the captain for three seasons.



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.

Birth Name
Andrés Iniesta Luján
AKA (Other Names)
El Anti-Galáctico__||__El Cerebro__||__El Ilusionista__||__El Caballero Pálido__||__Don Andrés
Zodiac Sign
Taurus (Chinese: Rat)
Nationality/Origin
Spain / Spanish / Spaniard
Marital Status
Married
Net Worth
US $86 million
Debut Year
2002
Race
White
Ethnicity
Spanish/Spaniard
Birth Place
Fuentealbilla, Spain Map
Raised/Grew Up
02260 Fuentealbilla, Albacete, Spain Map
Residence/Location
Carrer de la Maternitat, 08028 Barcelona, Spain Map
Sexual Orientation
Straight
Height
5′ 7″ (1.71 m)
Weight
≈140-150 lbs (64-68 kgs)
Eye Color
Brown
Hair Color
Dark Brown, Brunette
Has Tattoos
No
Smoker?
Doesn't Smoke
Fan Mail Address(es)
Andrés Iniesta, Bodega Iniesta, S.L., Calle Andres Iniesta, 2, Fuentealbilla (Albacete) 02260, Spain
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Known For / Popularity Highlights
Andrés Iniesta Luján is a Spanish professional footballer who plays as a central midfielder for Barcelona and the Spain national team. He serves as the captain for Barcelona. Source
Iniesta is widely considered to be one of the best players of his generation and one of the greatest midfielders of all time.[7 Source
Before Fame & Early Life
Iniesta says he "cried rivers" the day he left for La Masia and struggled being separated from his parents; he was very shy and kept to himself while there. He captained the Barcelona Under-15 team to victory in the Nike Premier Cup of 1999, scoring the winning goal in the last minute of the final, and was named player of the tournament. Source
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