Season's achievements

• Named Best Player of the Tournament at UEFA EURO 2012 after starting all six games on the left of a front three during Spain's triumphant campaign; also included in the Team of the Tournament.

• Supplied the pass from which Cesc Fàbregas crossed for David Silva to head in the opening goal of the UEFA EURO 2012 final.

• Broke Emilio Butragueño's record of 50 Liga matches without defeat, finally ending on the losing side in game 56 when Real Madrid CF triumphed 1-0 at the Camp Nou in April 2012.



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Year in numbers



15 in UEFA competitions

27 in domestic competitions

Minutes played


1214 in UEFA competitions

1865 in domestic competitions



3 in UEFA competitions

2 in domestic competitions



2 in UEFA competitions

9 in domestic competitions

Goal attempts


38 in UEFA competitions

49 in domestic competitions

Passes completion %


90.7% in UEFA competitions

89.7% in domestic competitions

Matches won


9 in UEFA competitions

21 in domestic competitions

Matches drawn


5 in UEFA competitions

5 in domestic competitions

Matches lost


1 in UEFA competitions

1 in domestic competitions

UEFA competitions: Matches in UEFA's own competitions e.g. UEFA Champions League and UEFA Europa League. Non-EURO international matches are not included.
Domestic competitions: Matches in the player's domestic league. (Figure does not include cup matches.)

What they said

I'm very happy to receive such recognition. As I always say, such awards for one individual can't be achieved without the whole team. So it's a sensation that I want to share with my team-mates at the club, and in the national team. It's recognition for the work that you have done well, and that people are proud and have faith in what you do.
Andrés Iniesta
I voted for Iniesta because he was the best player at EURO, a symbol of the Spain team that made history by winning a third successive international tournament. On top of that, Iniesta is also a symbol of the Barcelona side, even if he gets overshadowed, through no fault of his own, by Messi
Alberto Cerruti, La Gazzetta dello Sport (Italy)
As a key player for his club and country, Andrés Iniesta has already won everything possible. Nevertheless, the Spanish midfielder continues to be exceptionally motivated. Technically gifted, he shines and makes those around him on the pitch shine too. This individual award rewards a man who has the made the collective a priority.
Rémi Chevrot, Onze Mondial (France)