Andres Iniesta, best Playmaker of the Year
The FC Barcelona player Andres Iniesta has been chosen best ”game builder” the world 2012 in a vote organized by the International Federation of Football History and Statistics (IFFHS) in which specialized journalists and experts from all continents have participated.
Best Game Builder
1. Andres Iniesta FC Barcelona 146 votes
2. Xavi Hernandez FC Barcelona 128
3. Lionel Messi FC Barcelona 98
4. Andrea Pirlo Juventus 87
5. Mesut Ozil Real Madrid 43
6. Cristiano Ronaldo Real Madrid 34
7. David Silva Manchester City 9
8. Yaya Touré Manchester City 9
8. Neymar Santos 9
10. Steven Gerrard Liverpool 8
11. Zlatan Ibrahimovic PSG 7
12. Xabi Alonso Real Madrid 5
13. Frank Lampard Chelsea 5
14. Juan Mata Chelsea 5
15. Radamel Falcao Athletic 5
They accompany Iniesta, with 146 votes, on the podium of this classification two other Barça players, Xavi Hernández -who had won in this vote four consecutive times between 2008 Y 2011 and that this time he has achieved 128 suffrages- and Messi, what with 98 votes get into it ”top 3” for the fifth time since 2007.
The next player in the Spanish League to appear in the standings is Real Madrid footballer Mesut Özil, fifth with 43 votes, beating his teammate Cristiano Ronaldo by nine.
Also among the top fifteen in the ranking are Manchester City footballer David Silva, the madridista Xabi Alonso, Chelsea player Juan Mata and Atletico Madrid striker Radamel Falcao.