FC Barcelona’s magician and one of the finest midfielders in the world Andrés Iniesta Lujan turns 27 on May 11. It’s hard to describe such an extraordinary player in few sentences, so here is an excerpt from Andres’s profile on the official site that would do justice to this marvellous midfielder.
“Andrés Iniesta joined Barca as a twelve-year-old in 1996 after scouts had spotted him at the Brunette Tournament playing for Albacete.”
“Iniesta is not only versatile, but also a true professional, being talented yet modest. Especially talented. The player from Fuentealbilla has set standards for other attacking midfielders to follow. Practical and intelligent, he reads the game to perfection and is a constant threat to opposing defences.The Barça number eight is getting better with every year. Always learning, his shooting has come on in leaps and bounds, and he can use either foot, as he showed us so dramatically with his last-gasp winner at Stamford Bridge.”