Andrès Iniesta after 22 years, goodbye to FC Barcelona. The midfielder leaves at the end of the season, as he made known on a slotted press conference, at which he the not dry loved.
The now 33-year-old Iniesta had with Barcelona over a contract for life. However there were long time rumors that after this season, however, once an end could come to a collaboration of nearly a quarter of a century. China is mentioned as a new destination for the playmaker. Iniesta was set up in 1996 as a 12-year-old player to the youth academy of Barcelona, taken, after he was scouted at a youth tournament.
Six years later, in 2002, showed the former trainer Louis van Gaal, him debut in the main power. On 29 October of that year, the Dutch Iniesta participate in the Champions League match against Club Brugge. In the years that followed, grew Iniesta – also under the guidance of Frank Rijkaard, together with players like Ronaldinho, Xavi and Lionel Messi to the absolute highlight of Barcelona. The modest midfielder, left the football world to enjoy his fabulous technique, sublime passes and playmaking.
Iniesta was in 2011, when Barcelona was winning everything there is to win fell, a linchpin in the team that Johan Cruyff ‘an improved version of his dream-team’ called. Thus recalling the legendary number fourteen on the successful Barcelona where he was in the nineties itself was part.
Next Sunday, may Keeps his 32nd (!) price deal with Barcelona with a victory at Deportivo la Coruña for the national championship to conquer. Last week won the Catalans, even though the Copa del Rey.