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Iniesta wins Best Player in Europe award

August 30, 2012
By ESPN staff
Barcelona midfielder Andres Iniesta has won UEFA's award for the best player in Europe as he beat team-mate Lionel Messi and Real Madrid's Cristiano Ronaldo.

Iniesta, 28, who inspired Spain to retain their crown at Euro 2012, won the vote by 53 sports journalists representing each of UEFA's member nations.

The midfielder landed 19 votes to shock favourite for the prize Messi, who picked up 17 along with Cristiano Ronaldo.

"Without my team-mates at the Spanish national ...

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