Andrés Iniesta

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Andrés Iniesta Luján (Spanish pronunciation: [anˈdɾes iˈnjesta luˈxan]; born 11 May 1984) is a Spanish professional footballer who plays as a midfielder and is the captain of J1 League club Vissel Kobe. Considered one of the greatest players of all time, Iniesta spent most of his career at Barcelona, where he served as the captain for three seasons. Iniesta came through La Masia, the Barcelona youth academy, after an early migration from his birthplace, and impressed from an early age. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Andrés Iniesta has received more than 7,846,509 page views. His biography is available in 90 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 84 in 2019). Andrés Iniesta is the 197th most popular soccer player (down from 141st in 2019), the 343rd most popular biography from Spain (down from 302nd in 2019) and the 13th most popular Spanish Soccer Player.

Andrés Iniesta is most famous for his goal in the 2010 World Cup final against the Netherlands.

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Among soccer players, Andrés Iniesta ranks 197 out of 16,923Before him are Masao Takada, Joaquín Peiró, Takashi Kawanishi, Piet Keizer, Allan Simonsen, and Hiroto Muraoka. After him are Shiro Teshima, Shigeo Sugimoto, Junji Nishikawa, Antonio Conte, Yasuo Haruyama, and Davor Šuker.

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Among people born in 1984, Andrés Iniesta ranks 3Before him are Scarlett Johansson and Mark Zuckerberg. After him are Arjen Robben, Avril Lavigne, Fernando Torres, LeBron James, Katy Perry, Wesley Sneijder, Robinho, Carlos Tevez, and Bastian Schweinsteiger.

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Among people born in Spain, Andrés Iniesta ranks 343 out of 2,595Before him are Charles, Prince of Viana (1421), Joaquín Peiró (1936), Rafael del Riego (1784), Priscillian (340), Carmen Maura (1945), and Rosalía de Castro (1837). After him are Mary of Jesus de León y Delgado (1643), Fernando Alonso (1981), Hermenegild (564), Joan of Navarre, Queen of England (1368), Infanta Luisa Fernanda, Duchess of Montpensier (1832), and Fernando Arrabal (1932).


Among soccer players born in Spain, Andrés Iniesta ranks 13Before him are Telmo Zarra (1921), Iker Casillas (1981), Carles Puyol (1978), Carles Rexach (1947), Xavi (1980), and Joaquín Peiró (1936). After him are Ernesto Valverde (1964), Emilio Butragueño (1963), Sergio Ramos (1986), Amancio Amaro (1939), Luis Enrique (1970), and Rafael Moreno Aranzadi (1892).

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