Andres Iniesta

One of many top Spanish players, Iniesta can pass the ball so fast and accurately that others can only dream of his talent. 

https://www.football4football.com/storage/img/articleimages/originals/IfMNwqTE13P6H0nnodHUzHuo1tLc0SxX3yo.jpg MAESTRO: Iniesta will go down as one of the greatest midfielders ever to play the game.

The Player

 

Praised for his partnership with Xavi at Barcelona, he can keep possession and is so comfortable on the ball he runs rings around players. Let's not forget his excellent touch and charisma. Iniesta came up with some great strikes for Barcelona, but he was immortalised when he smashed a low shot into the net in extra time of the World Cup final to win it for Spain.  

 

Key Skills
  • Passing
  • Calm
  • Communication

 

Pass master Iniesta is a striker's dream

 

Quick Facts
  • 1. He made his Barcelona debut aged 18 in 2002 after graduating from their academy - La Masia
  • 2. He was crucial to the Barcelona side that won 6 trophies in one season
  • 3. Iniesta is one of the most capped Barcelona players ever with 674 appearances

 

   

The player

 
 

Final Note

Iniesta's game is the perfect example of how to operate in limited space so that others can find themselves free in and around the penalty area. 

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