Honoured to win UEFA award: Iniesta
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.
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.”