Andres Iniesta

Fútbol Club Barcelona, known as Barca, is a La Liga football club. The squad is so successful that it has got a lot of titles of major sporting events in the world. As of 2016, Barca had won 24 titles of La Liga, 29 championships of Copa del Rey, 12 titles of Supercopa de España, three titles of Copa Eva Duarte and two Copa de la Liga trophies. In international competitions, the club won four UEFA Champions League titles, four UEFA Cup Winners’ Cups and three FIFA Club World Cups. There is another mighty team competing in La Liga. Real Madrid and Barcelona are two teams to fight for the championship of La Liga. According to the newest data from a football website, Barcelona becomes the No.1 among a large number of football clubs on the planet. However, Real Madrid is ranked the fourth because of the bad performance in the 2017-18 season.

The victories owe to these excellent and hard-working footballers. Andres Iniesta is one of them, who born on May 11, 1984 at a small village in the province of Albacete, Spain. He is a professional footballer as a central midfielder for Barcelona and Spain national team. He serves as the captain for Barcelona.

In 1996, the 12-year-old Iniesta played a game on behalf of his hometown. He played so well and was named the best player of that match. Iniesta’s good performance attracted attention from Barcelona Youth Team. The coach persuaded his parents to consider sending him to the Barcelona youth academy. Therefore, Iniesta began his football career. But young Iniesta was very shy and he struggled being separated from his parents. In 1999, he led the Barcelona Under-15 team to win the Nike Premier Cup where Iniesta scored the winning goal in the last minute of the final, and was awarded the player of the tournament.

In the 2001-02 season, Iniesta entered the first team of Barcelona. He finished his debut of UEFA Champions League on October 29, 2002 and appeared six times during the 2002-03 season.

In the 2004–05 season, Iniesta appeared 37 out of 38 league games, which was more than any other player. His two goals helped Barcelona win La Liga. Because of the injury to Xavi at the start of the 2005-06 season, Iniesta was able to play games regularly, so he could continue to improve and develop. He totally played eleven UEFA Champions League games. He was highly valued by the manager Frank Rijkaard.

In the 2015-16 season, Barcelona won UEFA Champions League, La Liga, Copa del Rey, FIFA Club World Cup and UEFA Super Cup with the aid of Iniesta. Needless to say, Barcelona has been the strongest and the most successful club in the world.

He played the 650th game of his career for Barcelona on 7 January 2018. Iniesta has signed a lifetime contract with Barcelona on 6 October 2017, which means that the core player of Barcelona will play for the club all the time. Many fans think that Barcelona makes a completely right decision because Iniesta is a player with strong abilities and he is widely regarded as one of the most respected midfielders.

As a member of Spain national team, Iniesta also made a great contribution to the team. He who wore the Spain football shirts helped the squad win UEFA European Under-17 Championship in 2001, UEFA European Under-19 Championship in 2002, the 2010 FIFA World Cup, UEFA European Championship in 2008 and 2012.

Karl-Heinz Rummenigge

Karl-Heinz Rummenigge was born in Lippstadt, West Germany on Sep. 25, 1955. For his prime playing career with German club Bayern Munich, he was widely regarded as one of the greatest footballers of his generation. Experienced numerous minor tournaments and international competitions, he won countless titles, honors and accolades for competitive advantages of long-range goals, dibbling ability and dynamic energy. In his prime with Bayern Munich, he won many important trophies, including the Intercontinental Cup, the European Cup, as well as two league titles and two domestic cups.

For his extraordinary performances on football fields, he played in Germany football shirt at the World Cup in 1978, 1982 and 1986. From 1976 to 1986, he scored 45 goals in 95 matches. After retired as a footballer, he turned to be a professional pundit of a TV for competitions of German national football team. In 1991, he returned to club as a vice president rather than a footballer or a coach.

Marco van Basten

Marco van Basten was born in Utrecht, Netherlands on Oct. 31, 1964. Having been widely considered as one of the best professional strikers, he played for many celebrated football clubs like Ajax, Milan and Netherlands national football team at the late 20th century. He ended his playing career aged 30 for injury, winning 300 goals in his playing career. His competitive advantages in height and strength are also critical factors for his great success. Famous for control ability, attacking ability, consistency and dynamic energy on football fields, he won numerous titles, honors and accolades for his team.

Marco van Basten

When he was young, he gradually cut a striking figure on football fields. In 1983, he participated in the FIFA World Youth Championship. And at the same year, he accomplished his first appearance for Netherlands national football team. After retired as a player, he was appointed as the manager of Ajax and the Netherlands national football team. In his coaching career, he devoted himself in teaching young footballers and guiding them in a strategic manner.

Christian Vieri

Christian Vieri was born in Bologna, Italy on Jul. 12, 1973. For outstanding performances and superb techniques on football fields, he was widely regarded as the greatest striker and a prolific goal-scorer of Italy. Football was one of his favorite sports when he was young. Before transferred to A.C. Milan in 1988, he started playing career from Marconi Stallions. For strong body and extremely good technique on football fields, he was sought after among many world-class clubs. Having played for about 12 football clubs, he was called as a footballing nomad sometimes.

Christian Vieri

Besides several important medals and titles throughout his career, he is also a winner of numerous individual awards, including Pichichi Trophy, Capocannoniere and Serie A. Christian Vieri, with Roberto Baggio and Paolo Rossi, is the highest football players at a FIFA World Cup. He turned to be a member of the the FIFA 100 and the 125 greatest living footballers under the help of Pelé. In the whole international playing career of Vieri, he won 23 goals in 49 matches in Italy football kit.

Patrick Vieira

Patrick Vieira was born in Dakar, Senegal on Jun. 23, 1976. As a former prolific footballer, he achieved numerous titles and trophies throughout whole playing career. In view of great success in football field, he was widely regarded as one of the most successful footballers of his generation. He moved to Dreux, France with his family from Senegal at the age of 8. After his parents divorced, he lived with her mother. Since then, he lived in a single-parent family. When he was 17 years old, he started playing career from Cannes. After served for the club, he transferred to Milan, Arsenal, Juventus, Inter Milan and Manchester City successively.

Patrick Vieira

He accomplished his first appearance in France football kit at a major competition against Netherlands. Under his help, the France national football team won the 2001 FIFA Confederations Cup. After Zinedine Zidane’s retirement, he turned to be the captain of France squad. After ended his professional playing career, he, behind the curtain, to guide the the team in a strategic manner.

David Trezeguet

David Trezeguet was born in Rouen, France on Oct. 15, 1977. Known as a celebrated professional footballer, his first leg of professional playing career is with Club Atlético Platense aged 8, making great progress in youth system and receiving systematic football training. In 1994, he accomplished first professional appearance at a match against Gimnasia y Esgrima de La Plata. Having played for many football teams, he achieved unprecedented honors with many football clubs, such as Platense, Monaco, Juventus, Hércules, Baniyas, River Plate, Newell’s Old Boys and FC Pune City.

David Trezeguet

From 1998 to 2008, he played for in France football shirt at many major international matches, winning 34 goals in 71 matches. He starred at the 1997 FIFA World Youth Championship, the 1998 FIFA World Cup, UEFA Euro 2000, the 2002 World Cup, Euro 2004 and the 2006 World Cup, especially Euro 2000 final. In 2004, he was inducted in the FIFA 100 by Brazilian legend Pelé.