Season's achievements

• Named Best Player of the Tournament at UEFA EURO 2012 after starting all six games on the left of a front three during Spain's triumphant campaign; also included in the Team of the Tournament.

• Supplied the pass from which Cesc Fàbregas crossed for David Silva to head in the opening goal of the UEFA EURO 2012 final.

• Broke Emilio Butragueño's record of 50 Liga matches without defeat, finally ending on the losing side in game 56 when Real Madrid CF triumphed 1-0 at the Camp Nou in April 2012.

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Year in numbers

Appearances

42

15 in UEFA competitions

27 in domestic competitions

Minutes played

3079

1214 in UEFA competitions

1865 in domestic competitions

Goals

5

3 in UEFA competitions

2 in domestic competitions

Assists

11

2 in UEFA competitions

9 in domestic competitions

Goal attempts

87

38 in UEFA competitions

49 in domestic competitions

Passes completion %

90.2%

90.7% in UEFA competitions

89.7% in domestic competitions

Matches won

30

9 in UEFA competitions

21 in domestic competitions

Matches drawn

10

5 in UEFA competitions

5 in domestic competitions

Matches lost

2

1 in UEFA competitions

1 in domestic competitions

UEFA competitions: Matches in UEFA's own competitions e.g. UEFA Champions League and UEFA Europa League. Non-EURO international matches are not included.

What they said

Football is my life. My life would mean nothing without it. I've enjoyed it since I was a small boy. Yet I never I imagined I'd be here to win my second EURO. It's magic, something very special, and we have to enjoy the moment.
Iniesta after being named man of the match in the UEFA EURO 2012 final against Italy (July 2012)
I never imagined achieving what I have so far in football. When I look back I am still surprised. The only thing I wanted when I started was to be a good professional and to take pleasure from my job
The 28-year-old reflects on his achievements in the game (July 2012)
I really enjoy playing with him by my side. He's a real star. I learn so much from him in training and when I am fortunate enough to be chosen to play for the national team.
Javi Martínez speaks highly of Iniesta during a UEFA European Championship press conference (June 2012)
When you play alongside Iniesta, everything seems easier.
David Silva compliments his international team-mate after Spain's pre-EURO friendly against China (May 2012)
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