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Andres Iniesta

30-Year-Old Midfielder     Barcelona  La Liga      Full Name: Andres Iniesta Lujan


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Birthdate:  May 11, 1984    Birthplace:  Fuentealbilla, Spain    Nationality:  Spain    Height:  5' 7"    Weight:  152 lbs    

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Iniesta was named to the FIFA FIFPro World XI on Monday.

Iniesta has always been a player better than his fantasy stats, as he finished last season with just three goals and seven assists in 35 La Liga appearances, while adding just three assists in nine Champions League games. His inclusion in the World XI was a little surprising, given that Barcelona failed to win a trophy and Spain was eliminated in the group stage of the World Cup.

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November 23, 2014

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Iniesta (calf) will not travel to Cyprus for Tuesday's Champions League match against APOEL.

Iniesta has been sidelined since suffering the injury in last month's Clasico, and he has yet to return to training.

October 25, 2014

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Iniesta picked up a knock in Saturday's match against Real Madrid and had an ice pack on his right calf.

Iniesta had to be subbed off due to the injury with Barcelona trailing 3-1, and he'll have scans in the coming days to determine the full extent of the injury.

August 30, 2014

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Iniesta will not face Villarreal on Sunday after picking up a left knee injury in training.

Iniesta will undergo additional scans to determine the extent of the injury, although he's never been a huge fantasy producer despite his vital importance on the pitch for Barcelona.

June 23, 2014

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Iniesta assisted on Fernando Torres' 69th minute goal during Spain's 3-0 win over Australia at the World Cup on Monday.

With Spain already eliminated from knockout round contention, Iniesta will get a little bit of a summer break before rejoining Barcelona for the next La Liga season.

November 24, 2013

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Iniesta scored from the spot in the 20th minute of Barcelona's 4-0 win over Granada on Saturday.

The goal was Iniesta's first of the season in all competitions and he likely got the opportunity from the spot because Lionel Messi is out through the end of 2013 with a hamstring injury.

October 22, 2013

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Iniesta is expected to sign a new five-year contract with Barcelona, ESPN FC reports.

Iniesta's current contract runs out in 2015 and club vice president Josep Bartomeu intimated that the new deal will make him one of the highest paid players in Europe. While he's a vitally important part of the Barca attack, he's a relatively weak fantasy player, failing to score a goal or record an assist through nine La Liga appearances this year.

September 9, 2013

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Iniesta is expected to sign a contract extension with Barcelona in the next few weeks, Sky Sports reports.

Iniesta's current deal expires in 2015, so the club is looking to make sure he sticks around longer. He has already made 305 appearances with the club, which he debuted with back in 2002. He scored three Liga goals last season, to go along with 16 assists, although he hasn't done nearly as much this year in three matches, registering two shots, no goals and no assists so far.