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The Artist by Andres Iniesta
  

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As intelligent off the field as he is on it, Iniesta offers a uniquely insightful and analytical view of the game he loves so much, from tactics and technique to managerial styles and coaching approaches, and will reveal the inside story of how Barcelona became the most successful and romantic club on the planet.

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The Artist by Andres Iniesta

Andres Iniesta was twelve years old when scouts invited him into Barcelona's famous La Masia academy. Shortly after he joined the club, Barca legend Pep Guardiola remarked of him, 'This lad is going to retire us all.' After making his first-team debut at 18, Iniesta became a permanent fixture in the Barcelona midfield, propelling the club to a raft of titles - including an unparalleled six-trophy season in 2009. Along with his Barca teammate Xavi, he has also run the Spain midfield, the pinnacle of his international career coming when he scored the winner against Holland in the 2010 World Cup Final.

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One of the Telegraph's top 50 books of the year.The Barcelona midfielder, hailed as one of football's greatest players, is also one of the most enigmatic. This autobiography goes a long way to demystifying him. * Daily Telegraph *


About the Author

Andres Iniesta is widely considered to be one of the greatest footballers of his generation. After graduating from La Masia, the fabled Barcelona youth academy, Iniesta made his first-team debut in 2002, aged 18. He became a regular in the 2004-05 season and has remained in the side ever since, helping Barca to an amazing string of trophies, including seven La Liga and four Champions League titles. At international level he has well over a century of caps, and has twice won the European Championships. In 2010, he scored the winning goal to hand Spain their first World Cup victory.

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Book Info

Publication date

31st May 2016

Author

Andres Iniesta

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Publisher

Headline Book Publishing an imprint of Headline Publishing Group

Format

Paperback
352 pages

Categories

Sport from the Armchair
Biography / Autobiography

Autobiography: sport
Football (Soccer, Association football)

ISBN

9781472232335

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