The only piece of the puzzle missing from Iniesta’s personal jigsaw is the elusive Ballon d’Or title, but he has ever won every team’s accolades in the world’s most popular team sport.
The Spaniard is widely celebrated and recognized as one of the most technically gifted and skilled players to grace the stages of modern football. Famous for scoring the winning goal in the 2010 World Cup Final held on African soil for the first time ever, he scored a Cesc Fabregas pass in stoppage time to break the hearts of the Dutch at Calabash. Iniesta is the only footballer in history to have been chosen as the Man of the Match in the World Cup, European Championships and UEFA Champions League Final. Talk about a great game player.
He didn’t score many goals but when he did, they usually got to tricky moments. The ultimate World Cup winner is a clear example but 2009 strike in stoppage time at Stamford Bridge He acted as a dagger in the hearts of Chelsea fans around the world, and sent Barcelona to the Champions League final where they defeated Man United.
🐐 Iniesta’s Achievements
- 🌍 World Cup
- 🇪🇺 2x European Championship
- 🏆 4 times UEFA Champions League
- 🇪🇸 9 times the league
- 🇪🇸 6 times Copa del Rey Cup
- 🇪🇸 7 times Spanish Super Cup
- 🗺 3x FIFA Club World Cup
- 🏆 3x European Super Cup
- 🇯🇵 Japanese Cup
- 🇯🇵 Japanese Super Cup
- 🔵 674 games with Barcelona (the third ever).
- – 131 matches with the Spain national team (the fourth ever).
Iniesta seemed to glide easily across the field like a ballerina, which made the game of football seem very easy. If the defenders dared to blink their eyes, they would miss him as he roamed the space they had no imagination to occupy. One of the greatest who ever played the game.