64 Facts About Andrés Iniesta

1. Andres Iniesta published the photo on Sunday on his Instagram and Twitter accounts, triggering overwhelmingly negative reactions and calls to take it down.

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2. Andres Iniesta was voted Man of the Match and Best Player of the Tournament at the 2012 European Championships; Spain became the first country to win two consecutive Euro titles.

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3. Andres Iniesta ended his spectacular Barcelona career in 2018 when he joined Japan's Vissel Kobe.

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4. Andres Iniesta was born in a small village in the province of Albacete, Spain.

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5. Andres Iniesta slotted in the winning goal at an extra time to give his nation the FIFA Trophy.

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6. In 2011, Barcelona legend Andres Iniesta has revealed Manchester United players were angry with the Catalan giants and opened up about their controversial win over Chelsea two years previously.

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7. Andres Iniesta is a professional footballer from Spain who plays as a central midfielder for Japanese club Vissel Kobe.

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8. Andres Iniesta found that a bit strange, and the situation only got more concerning when his Instagram presence was, without warning, replaced with another Andres Iniesta.

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9. Andres Iniesta is a good father who loves to spend quality time with his kids.

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10. Andres Iniesta comes from a humble and wealthy family background.

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11. Andres Iniesta had everything he needed and wanted in life as a young kid.

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12. Andres Iniesta got married to Anna Ortiz in the year 2012.

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13. Andres Iniesta gave a hint of his mind work when in the field of play.

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14. Andres Iniesta has a range of skills that show his abilities with the ball.

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15. Andres Iniesta arrived in world acclaim during the FIFA World Cup in 2010 as his country faced Holland in the finals.

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16. Andres Iniesta holds the Catalonian people very close to his heart and along with his father owns a vineyard in the region which has produced superb wines like Finca el Carril, Corazon Loco, and Hechicero Crianza.

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17. Andres Iniesta was born on 11th May 1984 in the small village of Fuentealbilla to Jose and Mario Iniesta.

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18. In 2011, Andres Iniesta invested €420,000 in his boyhood club, Albacete, thus becoming its major shareholder.

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19. Andres Iniesta is married to Anna Ortiz; the couple began dating in 2008 and wed on 8 July 2012.

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20. Andres Iniesta has a sponsorship deal with sportswear company Nike, and has appeared in Nike commercials alongside Cristiano Ronaldo, Neymar, Zlatan Ibrahimovic and Wayne Rooney.

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21. Andres Iniesta came off the bench in the 67th minute in Spain's last match at the tournament against Russia on 1 July 2018 for the round of 16.

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22. Andres Iniesta earned a yellow card for removing his jersey during his ecstatic goal celebration to reveal his message to his late friend Dani Jarque.

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23. Andres Iniesta was named in the Team of the Tournament alongside fellow Spain midfielders Xavi, Marcos Senna and six other teammates.

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24. Andres Iniesta returned for the quarter-final as Spain beat Italy on penalties; he was substituted before the penalty shootout itself.

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25. Andres Iniesta played in the first two of Spain's group stage matches and proved an important part of the team, providing a pass for David Villa's second goal against Russia.

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26. Andres Iniesta signed a lifetime contract with Barcelona on 6 October 2017, effectively keeping him with the club for the remainder of his career.

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27. Andres Iniesta missed pre-season fitness training due to the thigh tear suffered in the 2009 Champions League final.

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28. Andres Iniesta placed ninth in the 2008 FIFA World Player of the Year voting, gaining 37 total points.

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29. Andres Iniesta played for the first time as a left wing-forward for Barca in two Champions League matches against Levski Sofia, finding the net twice.

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30. Andres Iniesta played in 11 UEFA Champions League games, including a half-time appearance in the 2006 final, to replace Edmilson.

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31. Andres Iniesta 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.

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32. Andres 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.

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33. Andres Iniesta comes from Fuentealbilla, a small village in the province of Albacete, Castile–La Mancha, Spain.

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34. Andres Iniesta was runner-up to Lionel Messi for the 2010 FIFA Ballon d'Or and achieved third place in 2012.

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35. Andres Iniesta was a key member of the victorious Spanish team at the 2010 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.

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36. Andres Iniesta helped Spain win Euro 2008, playing every game and being selected in the Team of the Tournament.

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37. Andres Iniesta made his first-team debut aged 18 in 2002.

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38. Andres Iniesta spent most of his career at Barcelona, where he served as the captain for three seasons.

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39. Andres Iniesta spoke to El Larguero about his potential return to Barcelona, adapting to life in Japan and Neymar's potential move to Real Madrid.

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40. Andres Iniesta insists he would not be hurt if his former Barcelona.

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41. Andres Iniesta said: He's a player I'd like to have had in.

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42. Andres Iniesta shows he's still a genius as outrageous 'scoop pass' up Lukas Podolski goal for Japanese club Vissel Kobe.

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43. Andres Iniesta reveals the Premier League player he would most like to have played with.

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44. Andres Iniesta is one of the greatest midfielders of his generation.

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45. Andres Iniesta assists Lukas Podolski for Vissel Kobe with a sublime through ball.

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46. FC Barcelona legend Andres Iniesta reveals Premier League star he'd 'like to have on his team for years'.

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47. Andres Iniesta names one Chelsea star he likes to play with.

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48. Andres Iniesta names Premier League player he wished he'd played with.

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49. Andres Iniesta had an emotional farewell at the Camp Nou before.

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50. Andres Iniesta is regarded as one of the greatest midfielders of his generation.

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51. Andres Iniesta has expressed his admiration for Chelsea and France star N'Golo Kante.

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52. Andres Iniesta is a huge fan of N'Golo Kante Andres Iniesta admits he wants to play alongside N'Golo Kante and believes the midfielder is the 'centrepiece' of Chelsea's side.

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53. Andres Iniesta reveals Premier League player he'd like to have played with.

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54. Andres Iniesta is to have a monument dedicated to him in his home province of Albacete in tribute to his stellar contribution to the Spanish region.

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55. Andres Iniesta admits he misses his Barcelona team-mates and Nou Camp fans but will feel differently about this El Clasico.

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56. In March 2015, Andres Iniesta had the ninth highest social media rank in the world among sportspeople, with 24 million Facebook fans.

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57. Andres Iniesta is a player known for his passing, dribbling, vision and movement.

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58. Andres Iniesta started all three matches for Spain at the 2014 World Cup, winning his 100th cap in the team's final group match against Australia.

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59. At the 2013 FIFA Confederations Cup, Andres Iniesta was named in the Team of the Tournament and awarded the Silver Ball for the second best player in the competition, as Spain finished runner-up to host nation Brazil.

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60. Andres Iniesta was called up to represent the senior Spain squad at the 2006 FIFA World Cup on 15 May 2006, much to the surprise of many.

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61. Andres Iniesta signed a new contract with Barcelona in December 2013, keeping him at the club until 2018.

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62. Andres Iniesta was one of the three finalists for the 2010 FIFA Ballon d'Or alongside Xavi and Messi, placing as runner-up behind the Argentine.

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63. Andres Iniesta played for Spain at the Under-16, Under-19 and Under-21 levels before making his international debut in 2006.

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64. Andres Iniesta came through La Masia, the Barcelona youth academy, after an early migration from his birthplace, and impressed from an early age.

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