Andres Iniesta Biography

He was born on May 11, 1984 in Fuentealbilla, Albacete. At the age of eight he started playing in the youth ranks of Albacete.

He signed for FC Barcelona in 1996, when Andrew was twelve, after a great participation in the National Football Tournament Alevín 7 Brunete. He debuted with the first team in the 2002-2003 season, the October 29, 2002, with coach Louis van Gaal.

At 18, he moved with his family to Barcelona town of Sant Feliu de Llobregat. In addition to his playing career continued studies of Sciences of Physical Activity and Sport at the University Ramon Llull.


For a time alternated he matches Barcelona branch with some first team games. In the 2004-2005 season, he won a place in the team of Barcelona. They won the Spanish League football. He improved markedly from the 2005-2006 season due to the injury of Xavi, and Iniesta started playing in Barca midfielder.

He won with his team the Champions League on May 17, 2006, held at the State France in Paris between FC Barcelona and Arsenal FC. He renewed his contract with FC Barcelona in 2008 until June 30, 2014, setting a buyout clause of 150 million.

Undoubtedly, the most important career goal Andrés was marking the July 11, 2010, in the final of the World Cup that Spain played against the Netherlands. With this goal the Spanish team took the world title.

He finished second in the delivery of the Golden Ball January 12, 2011, after Lionel Messi. The August 30, 2012 was awarded the UEFA Award as best player in Europe. The midfielder manchego beat Cristiano Ronaldo and teammate at FC Barcelona, Leo Messi, who was the favorites for the award candidates.

The June 6, 2015 won its fourth European Cup after beating Juventus in Berlin. Barcelona won three trophies this season. La Liga, Copa del Rey and the Champions League, in that order.

He owns Bodegas Iniesta in Fuentealbilla wine company. The July 18, 2008, he put his name to a street in his hometown of Fuentealbilla. In 2009 he presented his book “A year in paradise,” written with journalists Sique Rodriguez and Dani Sanabre.

In July 2012, he married Anna Ortiz in the presence of his fellow Barca and selection. The couple, who already had a daughter a year.

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