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FC Barcelona legend Andres Iniesta to leave club after current La Liga season

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Published Apr 27, 2018, 5:45 pm IST
Updated Apr 27, 2018, 5:53 pm IST
Iniesta is expected to get one more trophy for the club with Barcelona on the cusp of clinching the Spanish league title.
Andres Iniesta joined Barcelona's youth academy when he was 12. He went on to become one of the best players in its history, helping the team win 31 titles - a club record he shares with Lionel Messi. (Photo: AFP)
 Andres Iniesta joined Barcelona's youth academy when he was 12. He went on to become one of the best players in its history, helping the team win 31 titles - a club record he shares with Lionel Messi. (Photo: AFP)

Barcelona: Andres Iniesta says he will leave Barcelona after 16 trophy-filled seasons with the Spanish soccer club.

Iniesta, who turns 34 on May 11, says "this season is the last."

 

Iniesta joined Barcelona's youth academy when he was 12. He went on to become one of the best players in its history, helping the team win 31 titles - a club record he shares with Lionel Messi.

Iniesta is expected to get one more trophy for the club with Barcelona on the cusp of clinching the Spanish league title.

The Spanish midfielder has won eight La Liga titles, six Copa de Rey titles, four Champions League trophies, UEFA Super Cup and FIFA Club World Cup thrice.

“I have really treated this season as my last,” he said during a press conference.

He also confirmed that he will decide on his future when the current season ends.

“It is not easy to say goodbye. Everybody knows I am honest with the club.

"We will know that when the season ends. I have said I would not play against Barcelona. So, my next destination is definitely not Europe,” he added.

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