News: Andrés Iniesta's lifetime Barcelona deal: a salute

Friday 6 October 2017 14.38 CET

From academy graduate to midfield metronome in the all-conquering Barcelona and Spain sides that broke record after record, Andrés Iniesta was on Friday given a lifetime contract by the club with which he has won 28 trophies and counting. UEFA.com takes a look at what makes the 33-year-old so special.

What they say:

Claims to fame:

Barcelona

Spain

What you might not know:

He says ...

"Me a hero? No! I feel very loved, obviously. The fans show their support all the time. But a hero is someone who has to fight against a disease or has to emigrate in order to feed their children. I'm privileged to be able to play football and sometimes I'm lucky enough to make people happy."

What he might achieve yet: