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07.02.2009 11:47

Iniesta reaches 250 games

Jordi Clos

The midfielder has now played in 250 competitive games for FC Barcelona. He made his debut in Bruges on 29 October 2002 and since then has been on the winning side in 62% of matches.

On Thursday against Majorca and at the age of 24, Andrés Iniesta played in his 250th competitive match for Barça. He made his first team debut with Louis Van Gaal as manager on 29 October 2002 in a Champions League group game in Bruges. In little more than six seasons the midfielder has played in 169 League games, 46 in the Champions League, 26 in the King’s Cup, 3 in the UEFA Cup, 2 in the World Club Championship, 1 European Super Cup match and 3 Spanish Super Cup games.

Quality versatile player

Iniestax_Betis_-_FCB_14-4-04.jpgIniesta rapidly forged a place in the Barça team and later on the Spanish national side due to superb technique and the ability to play in a number of positions. Even though at first he was a traditional Barça number 4, he has gradually moved up field and now combines the roles of midfielder and winger.

Extremely effective

LY6M3725.jpgOut of the 250 games Iniesta has played in, Barça has won 155 (62%), drawn 53 (21.2 %) and lost 42 (16.8%). He has also scored 20 goals, with 14 in the League, 4 in the Champions League and 2 in the Cup. This season he has found the net twice in the League and has six assists in the three competitions.
Iniesta reaches 250 games
Despite his youth, Andrés Iniesta has an enviable record at club level of 1 Champions League, two League and two Spanish Super Cup titles. He also won the European Championship with Spain last summer.

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