Anres Iniesta has signed a lifetime contract with Barcelona today, in a deal that will keep him at the club for the rest of his career. Barcelona have announced the contract renewal of Andres Iniesta. The first team captain has signed a deal “for life” according to the statement released by the club.
Andres Iniesta has renewed his Barcelona contract ‘for life’. He has racked up some spectacular numbers while with the club. He started in 1996 and from then he has won relentlessly.
Iniesta’s renewal was one of the matters outstanding at the club. Now the official signing with Lionel Messi needs to be arranged after an agreement over a renewal was confirmed in July.
“Andres Iniesta signed a lifetime contract with FC Barcelona on Friday, in a deal that will keep him at the Club for the rest of his career,” Barça said in a statement.
“The Spanish midfielder, who has made 639 appearances for Barça, ranks second on the all-time games played list at the club.
“He has scored 55 goals for the first team, for which he debuted on October 29th, 2002.”
At 33, these are his most interesting stats:
ANDRES INIESTA DEBUT
Iniesta’s first game was October 29, 2002, in Belgium. Barcelona won 1-0 in Bruges in the fifth week of the Champions League. He was 18, and it was Louis van Gaal who gave him his debut.
ANDRES INIESTA SEASONS IN BARCELONA
Andres is in his 16th season as a Barcelona player. In the first, 2002-03, he played just nine games.
ANDRES INIESTA FIRST GOAL FOR BARCELONA:
Iniesta netted his first Barcelona goal on 14 January, 2004, in Barcelona’s 3-1 win over Levante in the Copa del Rey. He opened the scoring after four minutes.
INIESTA TITLES FOR BARCELONA
Iniesta has 30 trophies, 8 Ligas, 4 Champions League, 7 Supercopas de España, 5 Copas del Rey, 3 Supercopas de Europa and 3 Club World Cups. Along with Leo Messi he is the player who has the most trophies for the club.
ANDRES INEISTA APPEARANCES FOR BARCELONA:
The player, with 639 appearances, is the second most capped Barcelona player. Xavi is top, with 767 games. Messi is third with 594 games. Iniesta has played in La Liga (418 times), Champions (126), Copa de la UEFA (3), Copa del Rey (68), Supercopa de España (14), Supercopa de Europa (3) and Club World Cup (7).
INIESTA GOALS FOR BARCELONA:
Iniesta has scored 55 goals: 34 in Liga, 11 Champions, 9 Copa del Rey and 1 in Supercopa de España.
Iniesta took over as captain in 2015-16, but wore the armband for the first time in 2008-09. Iniesta has worn it 120 times since he started at the club.