Andres Iniesta is a Spanish football attacking midfielder who plays for FC Barcelona and the Spanish national team. European champion, world champion. Author of the sole decisive goals against the Netherlands in the final match of the World Cup 2010. FIFA, world football's second in the 2010 year (after Lionel Messi). In 2011, yielding Lionel Messi, Cristiano Ronaldo and Xavi Hernández, became the fourth. August 30, 2012, Andres Iniesta was named the best player of the year in Europe, UEFA, overtaking Barcelona's Argentinian Lionel Messi and Portuguese striker Cristiano Ronaldo.
12-year-old boy was noticed by Spanish Scouts of Barca season fizzle out against Mallorca in a local club Albacete.
He soon moved to Barcelona and began his climb to the first team. Iniesta debuted in Barcelona in October 29, 2002 Champions League match against Club Brugge. In the season 2003/04 Iniesta played for 11 matches and scored 1 goal in the Championship of Spain, mainly changing the main page zvezdu Club, Ronaldinho. Barcelona finished that season in second place in the Championship.
In the 2004/05 season Iniesta successfully secured a place in the first team, playing in 37 of 38 League games - more than any other player in Barcelona. As an attacking midfielder Iniesta has given many assists, supplying balls main scorers Club, Samuel Èto’o and Ronaldinho, and he managed to score goals scored only twice.
International performances Iniesta started in 2001, when he helped Spain win the European Championship to 16 years, and the following year took part in the Championship up to 19 years. In 2003, he was part of the Spanish team, which reached the final of the World Championship until the age of 20 in the United Arab Emirates, and joined the team of the tournament. On several occasions, Iniesta put Spain's youth (under 21 years) for leg in the role of team captain.
National team Spain Iniesta debuted May 15, 2006, in a friendly match with the Russian national team, coming on as a substitute in the break of the game. At the World Cup 2006, Germany spent one match against Saudi Arabia. His first international goal Iniesta scored February 7, 2007, in a friendly match against England. In 2008, he was one of the main players of the national team that won the European Championship in Austria and Switzerland. At the European Championships Iniesta also was one of the best in his team, he played in all 6 matches of the tournament, handing out passes and scored important goals contributed to winning gold medals. Missed the 2009 Confederations Cup due to a thigh injury, his place in the application took a Pablo Hernandez. July 11, 2010, the World Cup finals in South Africa, Andres at 116-th minute of the match against the Netherlands scored for Spain World Cup champion. Was voted best player of Euro-2012, despite the tournament not scored a single goal and gave up only one goal.