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    All About Andres Iniesta

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Andres Iniesta is a Spanish footballer who plays for the Spanish national team and the Spanish club ‘FC Barcelona.’ He is the current captain of ‘FC Barcelona.’ Born in a small village of the Albacete province of Spain, he joined the club ‘Albacete Balompié’ as a kid, before being discovered by agents from ‘Barcelona.’ ‘Barcelona’ acquired him for their youth program, and in 1999, Iniesta led his team to secure a title win at the ‘Nike Premier Cup.’ In the nail-biting final match, he scored the winning goal for his team in the last minute and was named the ‘Player of the Tournament.’ In 2002, he made his debut in the first-team of ‘Barcelona.’ From 2004, he became a regular with the team. Since then, he has remained an inseparable part of the team. He led his team to secure two trebles and has won more trophies than any other Spanish footballer in the history of the game. He has also served in his national squad as part of teams of different age groups. After making his senior-team debut, he has been part of the Spanish teams that have won the 2008 ‘Euro Cup,’ the 2010 ‘World Cup,’ and the 2012 ‘Euro.’ He is rightly considered to be one of the best footballers of this generation and one of the all-time greatest midfielders.

 

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Basic Detail About Footballer Star -Andres Iniesta  –

            NAME       

      Andres Iniesta Lujan
         DATE OF BIRTH                

            May 11, 1984

             AGE                      36
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       PLACE OF BIRTH                Fuentealbilla
           HEIGHT 

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                  170 cm                  

  
     PLAYING POSITION                   

                Midfielder
     JERSEY NUMBER
                      08

                
      NATIONALITY 

               

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                   Spanish

  NET WORTH SALARY                 

                 95$ million

             
           WEIGHT                       68  KG

 


 Family & Personal Life – 

Andres Iniesta with his family

Andres met his future wife Anna Ortiz in 2008 at their friends’ party. Rumors had it that the shy player could not dare to come to the beauty for a long time and hesitated to propose because he was afraid she would say no. In comparison, the young woman fell in love immediately. The people close to the player describe the different situation: Andrés was determined while Anna was in awe of the star.

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The young people did not make their relationship public, but journalists recognized the player’s lover: Ortiz always appeared in the stands when Barcelona played. Anna and Andres married when the player’s team won Euro-2012, and Iniesta became the best player. There were 700 guests at the 1920s-styled wedding; the ceremony took place on the Mediterranean seaside, in the ancient Castillo de Tamarit.

In April 2011, the daughter Valeria was born. In March 2014, Anna miscarried. To support his beloved wife, Iniesta skipped a La Liga match. The midfielder brought his anguish and pain to the field: experts believed that Andrés was at his peak and showed the excellent game which made him a candidate for the Ballon d’Or.

In May 2015, the son Paolo Andrea was born. Again, the player’s spirits and family atmosphere influenced his results: Iniesta got Copa del Rey and won the Champions League. In spring 2017, Anna gave birth to the second daughter Siena.

 

 

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Andres Iniesta  Earlier Life – 

Andres Iniesta childhood

Andres Iniesta Lujan was born in May 1984 in the Spanish province Albacete. His parents Maria and Jose Antonio worked as waiters in restaurants; the family had to save money. To buy a pair of boots, the father had to collect money for three months.

The boy was interested in sports but saw his activity only as a hobby; he could hardly imagine his social network pages would be full of photos and videos on professional soccer in the course of time. Iniesta played for a local team; sports scouts noticed him during one of the competitions.At 12, Andres left his native town Fuentealbilla for Catalonia where the best soccer youth academy La Masia was preparing players. This school is famous for its graduates: Xavi, Lionel Messi, Víctor Valdés, and Carles Puyol. It is the basic academy of Barcelona. The teenager was eager to play for Real Madrid, and he had such an opportunity, but the parents had the last work and chose Barcelona because its location was advantageous.Throughout four years at the academy, Andrés reached the second team; he began to play in the third most important league Segunda Divisiоn B.

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Andres Iniesta  Career –

Eventually joining the main squad of ‘Barcelona,’ Andrés made his debut in 2004, and in his first season for them, he only missed one game for his team. He scored twice and played a huge role in ‘Barcelona’s victory in the ‘La Liga.’ Being a midfielder, his role was less about scoring goals and more about being defensive.

In the 2006–2007 season, Andrés, with his brilliant performances, proved that he was perfect for any position. He captained his team in the pre-season and helped his team win the ‘Joan Gamper Trophy.’ In 2008, amidst rumors of a transfer, he signed another contract with ‘Barcelona,’ which meant he would be with the team till 2014.
In the 2008–2009 season, Andrés was at the peak of his career and often received standing ovations, not only from his home crowd of ‘Barcelona’ but from his rivals too. In the semi-finals of the 2009 ‘Champions League’ against ‘Chelsea,’ he scored a goal in the final minute, to drag the game to a draw.
The team reached the finals and beat ‘Manchester United’ to lift the trophy. After the tournament, ‘Manchester United’ striker Wayne Rooney stated that he believed Andrés was the best player in the world.
Andrés was later rated as the league’s most consistent player and attained the fifth spot on the 2009 ‘FIFA Player of the Year’ list. Although he remained injured for most of the season, he never missed any crucial matches. In the 2010–2011 season, he was the runner-up in the race for the ‘Ballon d’Or’ award and achieved the third place in 2012.

In the 2011–2012 season, he scored in crucial matches, to help ‘Barcelona’ win the ‘Supercopa de España’ title. In the 2011 ‘La Liga,’ he led ‘Barcelona as the club went on a record undefeated streak of 51 matches. In the 2012 ‘Champions League,’ he scored in the quarter finals and the semi-finals but could not save his team from getting knocked out in the semi-final match against ‘Chelsea.’

 

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NET WORTH

Andres Iniesta is a Spanish football (soccer) player who has a net worth of $120 million dollars. Andres Iniesta was born in Fuentealbilla, Spain, and began to attract the attention of multiple youth coaches while playing for his local team as a child. He went on to join the youth academy of FC Barcelona, and subsequently captained the Under-15 team to a Nike Premier Cup victory in 1999. He began his senior career in 2001, moving up to the FC Barcelona first team in 2002. He began to noticeably improve in 2004, and has since gone on to become one of FC Barcelona’s most consistent and popular players. He has been nominated for numerous sports honors and was named the UEFA Best Player in Europe in 2012. He was also named the Best Player of the 2011–12 UEFA Champions League, came in runner-up to Lionel Messi in 2010 FIFA Ballon d’Or voting, and won the La Liga Spanish Player of the Year award in 2009. He was also awarded the Marca Legend Award in 2011.

 

 

Awards and Achievements

Andres Iniesta with award

  • Eight-time Primera Division winner
  • Five-time Copa del Rey winner
  • Seven-time Supercopa de Espana winner
  • Four-time UEFA Champions League winner
  • Three-time FIFA Club World Cup winner
  • Two-time European Championship winner
  • FIFA World Cup winner
  • UEFA 21st Century Symbolic Team member

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