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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 for J1 League club Vissel Kobe. Considered one of the greatest midfielders of all time, Iniesta has 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 9,694,667 page views. His biography is available in 90 different languages on Wikipedia. Andrés Iniesta is the 132nd most popular soccer player (up from 197th in 2019), the 281st most popular biography from Spain (up from 343rd in 2019) and the 8th 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 132 out of 16,880Before him are Robert Lewandowski, Daniel Passarella, Didier Drogba, Héctor Scarone, Juan Alberto Schiaffino, and Edwin van der Sar. After him are Alessandro Del Piero, Dragan Džajić, Sandro Mazzola, Tostão, Telmo Zarra, and Bora Milutinović.

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Among people born in 1984, Andrés Iniesta ranks 2Before him is Mark Zuckerberg. After him are Scarlett Johansson, Fernando Torres, Arjen Robben, LeBron James, Avril Lavigne, Robinho, Wesley Sneijder, Basshunter, Bastian Schweinsteiger, and Alizée.

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Among people born in Spain, Andrés Iniesta ranks 281 out of 2,932Before him are Mariano Rajoy (1955), La Belle Otero (1868), Álvar Núñez Cabeza de Vaca (1488), Liuvigild (525), Sancho III of Castile (1134), and Lluís Companys (1882). After him are Fernando Alonso (1981), Muhammad I of Granada (1194), Ibn Jubayr (1145), Juan Díaz de Solís (1470), Telmo Zarra (1921), and Berengaria of Castile (1180).


Among soccer players born in Spain, Andrés Iniesta ranks 8Before him are Luis Suárez (1935), Francisco Gento (1933), Ricardo Zamora (1901), Miguel Muñoz (1922), Xavi (1980), and Carles Puyol (1978). After him are Telmo Zarra (1921), Carles Rexach (1947), Luis Enrique (1970), Iker Casillas (1981), Sergio Ramos (1986), and David Villa (1981).

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