Honoured to win UEFA award: Iniesta

Sep 01, 2012, 07:23 IST | AFP

Barcelona's Spanish midfielder Andres Iniesta received the UEFA Best Player in Europe award on Thursday after pipping Cristiano Ronaldo and club-mate Lionel Messi in a journalists' poll.

Andres Iniesta with the UEFA best player award. Pic/AFP

Iniesta, 28, received 19 votes, with Ronaldo and Messi — the winner of last year’s inaugurual prize — each receiving 17. “I am very honoured and I dedicate this award to my Barcelona and Spain teammates,” said Iniesta. “I am privileged to be here with two such great footballers as Leo and Cristiano.” 

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