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FC Barcelona News: 28 April 2018; Andres Iniesta Confirms Barcelona Exit

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FC Barcelona player Andres Iniesta Press Conference Photo by David Ramos/Getty Images

Andrés Iniesta announces his Barça goodbye | FC Barcelona
It’s official. Andrés Iniesta, one of the greatest players in the Club’s history, will leave FC Barcelona at the end of the season. The Barça number 8 announced his departure this Friday in a press conference at the Ciutat Esportiva. “This press conference is to announce publicly my decision that this season will be my last here,” he revealed.

Andres Iniesta’s best Barcelona moments: Goals, assists and class since 1996 | ESPN
If Iniesta’s Barca career had to be remembered in one moment, it would be this one. Teed up by Lionel Messi, the midfielder scored a spectacular strike from the edge of the box deep into stoppage time to send the Catalans into the Champions League final at the expense of Chelsea in 2009.

8 things that will make you love Andrés Iniesta | FC Barcelona
The legendary midfielder has won a grand total of 31 titles at Barça, more than any other player in the history of the club (alongside Leo Messi). His impressive list includes 8 league titles, 7 Spanish Super Cups, 4 Champions Leagues, 6 Copa Del Reys, 3 European Super Cups and 3 Club World Cups.

Eight quotes from the Barça number 8 | FC Barcelona
“I’ve been very lucky with the coaches and team-mates that I’ve had throughout my career. They’ve always been good to me and that’s made me a better player and person”

INTERVIEW: Andrés Iniesta, a life at Barça | FC Barcelona
Andrés Iniesta is a true Barça legend. He’s leaving the club after 16 seasons in the first team (and 22 years in total). A few months ago he gave an interview to the club media, which following the announcement of his departure makes for especially poignant listening.

Josep Maria Bartomeu: ‘It’s a see you soon’ | FC Barcelona
There were only good words and wishes for Iniesta regarding the new stage of his career: “We wish you great luck and success in this new professional stage,” the president added. “We hope that the youngsters of La Masia will have you as a point of reference. You arrived here at 12 years of age to succeed and you have achieved it.”

What did sporting and football personalities say about Andrés Iniesta’s goodbye? | FC Barcelona
Test yourself in this #QuizFCB about the reactions to the captain of Barça confirming he will leave at the end of the season.

Every one of Iniesta’s 57 goals for Barça | FC Barcelona
Andrés Iniesta is a symbol of Barça history after playing a total of 669 matches with FC Barcelona over 16 seasons, putting him second in the ranking of players with most games in the history of the club. He is only surpassed by his former midfield colleague, Xavi Hernández (767 matches).