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Iniesta’s Best Teammates XI, African Snubbed

Andres Iniesta’s Best Teammates XI, African Snubbed

By David Kappel - May 03, 2018 07:18 PM @kappilinho

After Andres Iniesta announced his departure from FC Barcelona, BleacherReport put together his best teammates XI, but an African superstar was controversially snubbed.

Click through the gallery to see Iniesta’s best teammates XI.

The 33-year-old will leave the Catalan giants at the end of the season, with reports suggesting he will sign a bumper deal in China.

To honour the legacy of Spain’s most decorated player – the 2017/18 LaLiga trophy is his 35th career title – BleacherReport selected an illustrious line-up with his best ever teammates.

Victor Valdes was chosen in goal, while Dani Alves, Carles Puyol, Gerard Pique and Jordi Alba were named in defense.

The central midfield is made up of Sergio Busquets, Xavi Hernandez and Iniesta himself, while Lionel Messi and Ronaldinho are covering the wings.

Upfront, Thierry Henry received the notch ahead of Africa’s most decorated export Eto’o.

Read: Players With Most Trophies In Barca History

The Cameroon international’s omission seems the only questionable selection because Eto’o scored 130 goals and assisted another 41 in 199 games for the club, while Henry netted 49 times in 121 appearances for the Blaugrana and set up another 27. Both won eight trophies during their time at the Camp Nou.

Which striker would you put in your personal best Iniesta teammates’ XI? Have your say in the comments section below.


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@classicman Joined: 01 Jul 2017
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@classicman May 04, 2018 01:03 PM
these ar the team mates that iniesta likes so lets not shine on his shine.
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Anti_komphela Joined: 29 Oct 2017
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Anti_komphela May 04, 2018 09:23 AM
Abidal for Alba and Eto'o for Henry
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musah005 May 04, 2018 08:31 AM
i thought this was about his teammates,how can he be selected as his own teammate?
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Pirates_999 May 04, 2018 08:17 AM
Not everything is about Africa, Luis Suarez, Mascherano & Neymar are not on the XI it's not only Eto'o that is missing please
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payoman May 04, 2018 05:05 AM
That's why you didn't win baloon do'r accolade, you are so heartless
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swalala May 04, 2018 04:53 AM
Look at the way Soccer Laduma is so selective about the stories they publish, last night Atletico Madrid played Arsenal in the second leg Europa Champs League and Slasburg played Marseille but editor decided to report about Atletico only...
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laqwela May 04, 2018 03:05 AM
hold on guys this is not Iniesta 11 but that particular news sauce 11,we all know Henry did and finished his best at Arsenal
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Raseala May 04, 2018 02:23 AM
He can keep his best 11 ...we all know how Spanish feel abt us African...ETO will always be our hero
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Matayitayi May 03, 2018 11:27 PM
Henry was great at Arsenal than @ Barca
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Matayitayi May 03, 2018 11:27 PM
It's his choice , for me I will pick Etoo
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msebenzi zibi May 03, 2018 10:14 PM
it is his choice.
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Tea Buc May 03, 2018 09:30 PM
@spanish laligabbva Are Ronaldinoh, Henry, Alves White?
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swalala May 03, 2018 08:29 PM
The inclusion of Henry over Etoo is questionable to who? We dnt care we all know people have their own preferences as you the editor we dnt complain wen u give us news about Zlatan, Messi, Cristiano Ronaldo, Pogba, Neymar and the likes which African stars you writing about?
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spanish laligabbva May 03, 2018 08:25 PM
That's a Balance starting Xl very strong line up the only Reason Samuel eto's is not there because of his skin colour not football Related ETO is one of the best striker in BARCA history

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