[120][121], "Receive, pass, offer, receive, pass, offer. Iniesta has been named in the FIFA FIFPro World XI nine times and was chosen in the UEFA Team of the Year on six occasions. Last updated 10/09/2019 . FIFA 18 ratings showcase the top players in the game, with ratings based on their performances from the past year of football. [118] Two years later, with the club facing administrative relegation to the fourth tier of Spanish football, he loaned them a further €240,000 to cover unpaid wages. [115] They lost an unborn child, son Andrés Jr., due to miscarriage in March 2014. Tiki-taka was successfully employed by the Spanish national team to win UEFA Euro 2008, 2010 FIFA World Cup and UEFA Euro 2012. But what about the cream of the crop from the Hyundai A-League? 14:13 10/09/2019 . [51] His performances earned him third place in the voting of the 2012 FIFA Ballon d'Or. "[101] Despite not being particularly prolific in front of goal, during his maturation as a player, he has gained a reputation of a big-game player for club and country, assisting a goal in each of the 2009, 2011 and 2015 UEFA Champions League finals,[102] as well as scoring the winner in the 2010 World Cup Final, not to sideline his vital contributions in the 2006 Champions League Final, the 2008 Euro Final and the 2012 Euro Final. [39] Barcelona extended his contract by one year, until 2015, and raised his buy-out clause to €200 million. [15] He captained the Barcelona Under-15 team to victory in the Nike Premier Cup of 1999, scoring the winning goal in the last minute of the final, and was named player of the tournament. He missed pre-season fitness training due to the thigh tear suffered in the 2009 Champions League final. [79] Iniesta was also chosen as the UEFA Euro 2012 Player of the Tournament.[80]. 5 shares | 2260 views . There was a three-way tie between Ninkovic, Fornaroli and Castro - all rated 76 overall - on top of the FIFA 17 ratings. [40], Barcelona won a second successive league title in the 2009–10 season, securing a record 99 points. [47] Another standing ovation came on the home pitch of Espanyol in the Derbi barceloní, with the crowd acknowledging his friendship with Daniel Jarque, Espanyol's captain at the time of his death. Passes completed Andres Iniesta is … FUT. Over the course of that campaign, which saw Barcelona become the first club in the history of the game to win the treble of the domestic league, domestic cup and European Cup twice, Iniesta had already donned the armband in the absence of Xavi. Andres Iniesta, Spanish football (soccer) player who helped his country win the Euro title in 2008 and 2012 and the 2010 World Cup; it was the first time a national squad had captured three consecutive major world championships. No surprise Messi has dominated the game for a decade. [107], Iniesta had a sponsorship deal with sportswear company Nike, and has appeared in Nike commercials alongside Cristiano Ronaldo, Neymar, Zlatan Ibrahimović and Wayne Rooney. Notable Upgraded Ratings to Come. If we had lost the final that would have been a total disaster. There is no questioning his … He was named in the All-time UEFA Euro XI. [60], Despite signing a lifetime contract, on 27 April 2018, Iniesta announced he would be leaving Barcelona by the end of the season. One of them is Andres Iniesta … Iniesta features in EA Sports' FIFA video game series, and was the sixth-highest rated player in FIFA 15. [108] Iniesta features in EA Sports' FIFA video game series, and was the sixth-highest rated player in FIFA 15. [81] Iniesta started all three matches for Spain at the 2014 World Cup, winning his 100th cap in the team's final group match against Australia. Career Mode Which part of the mode? [59] He played the 650th game of his career for Barcelona against Levante on 7 January 2018, he was replaced by André Gomes after 76 minutes as the game ended 3–0 in favour of Barcelona. Moreover, he was selected in the FIFA FIFPro World XI every year between 2009 and 2017. Iniesta comes from Fuentealbilla, a small village in the province of Albacete, Castile–La Mancha, where he mostly played futsal due to the lack of football pitches in the village.