Andres Iniesta New FC Barcelona Club captain 2015

Andres Iniesta Lujan  was born on 11 May 1984 he is an Spanish professional football player, he is the captain for FC Barcelona and also plays for the Spain National team as a central midfielder.Andres Iniesta came through La Masia, the Barcelona youth academy, after an early emigration from his birthplace, and impressed from an early age. He made his debut in 2002, at age of 18. He began playing regularly during the 2004–05 season. He was an integral part of the Barcelona Team side in year 2009, the only time a club has achieved six titles in one season. He is considered one of the greatest players of iniesta  generation. he played for Spain at the Under-16, Under-19 and Under-21 levels before making his international debut in year 2006. He was selected in the team for the FIFA World Cup in year 2006 . He helped Spain to win Euro Cup in year 2008, playing every game and being selected in the UEFA Team of the Tournament. he was also chosen for the FIFA World Cup year 2010  and was a key member of the victorious Spanish Team, he scored the winning goal in the final against the Netherlands and was won the Man of the Match, and was also selected to the tournament’s All-Star Team. At Euro Cup year 2012, he steered Spain to their second consecutive continental crown, being chosen as the Best Player of the Tournament and winning 3 Man of the Match awards including in the final against Italy. he won the UEFA Best Player in Europe award in 2012, and was also chosen as the Best Player of the 2011–12 UEFA Champions League. He was runner-up to Lionel Messi for the 2010 FIFA Ballon d’Or and achieved third place in 2012. He was named by IFFHS as the World’s Best Playmaker in 2012 and 2013, and won the La Liga Spanish Player of the Year award in 2009. Iniesta has been chosen in the UEFA Team of the Year four times on fallowing years 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, and has been voted into the FIFA World XI on six occasions in years : 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013 and 2014. In recognition of his outstanding performances with club and country, as well as his individual and team achievements, he received the Marca Legend Award in 2011. In 2014 he received the Golden Foot Award.

Lionel Messi and Neymar may be considered sharp enough leaders to captain Argentina and Brazil, respectively, but when it comes to FC Barcelona, the supreme South American talents give up the captain’s armband to Andres Iniesta Lujan , and with good reason. Along with being a lifelong Barcelona product and winning warehouses worth of silverware for the Catalan club, Iniesta scored the winning goal for Spain in extra time of the 2010 World Cup final. Few players in the world can match the 31-year-old’s experience, and even Neymar and Messi can be humbled by that magical moment in South Africa.