FourFourTwo’s Best 100 Football Players in the World 2016: No.19 – Andres Iniesta

Xavi may be gone, but Andres Iniesta remains – for both club and country. The Spaniard is a key outlet for Barcelona and Spain, bridging the gap between midfield and attack while providing the key to unlocking the most solid defences.

Iniesta’s ability to do that time and time again has saved his teams on numerous occasions, and while Spain fell badly at Euro 2016 it was the 32-year-old who came away with plaudits when few others did.

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