Andres Iniesta
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Andres Iniesta has been at the peak of his considerable footballing powers for some time now. Over the last few seasons, the 29-year-old has distinguished himself time and again for club and country, becoming one of the main architects of the exquisite style of play pursued by Spain and Barcelona. Though 2013 has been one of his less prolific years in terms of silverware, with Iniesta winning the Spanish league title and Super Cup and finishing a runner-up at the FIFA Confederation Cup Brazil 2013, he has maintained his impeccably high standards. In winning the adidas Silver Ball behind Neymar at the Festival of Champions, the midfielder consolidated his status one of the greatest players in the game today.