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It's officially the end of an era, Andres Iniesta's 22-year stint with Barcelona has come to an end.
The diminutive Spaniard played joined the club's youth ranks as a 12-year old and went on to win every trophy possible with the Blaugrana.
He finished by skippering his side to a Copa Del Rey and La Liga double, playing his final game in the 1-0 win over Real Sociedad at the Nou Camp and producing his trademark 'La Croqueta' skill.
In what was an unsurprisingly emotional affair, Barcelona fans unveiled a wonderful 'Infinity Iniesta' mosaic prior to the game and the World Cup winner was given an incredible standing ovation when he left the pitch for the final time as a Barcelona player.
He hugged his teammates, passed the captains armband onto Lionel Messi and headed off to a thunderous reception.
:date: 16 years- talkSPORT :radio: (@talkSPORT) May 20, 2018
:trophy: 9x @LaLiga
:flag_es: 6x Copa del Rey
:trophy: 3x @ChampionsLeague
:a:️ 669 apps
:soccer: 57 goals
Andres Iniesta has just left the Camp Nou pitch for the final time#GraciasIniesta :clap::clap::clap: pic.twitter.com/v9jxYjdm5G
Goosebumps and tears. Thank you Andres Iniesta. We'll forever love you
- Messi World (@MessiWorId) May 20, 2018
-Andres Iniesta: 669 appearances for Barcelona
-Xabi Prieto: 531 appearances for Real Sociedad
- B/R Football (@brfootball) May 20, 2018
End of an era. @andresiniesta8 leaves the Camp Nou. One of the greats of his or any other generation. Humble yet a champion. Modest yet magnificent. Diminutive yet a giant. Never again to play for Barcelona yet remembered for infinity. Gracias y adiós, el Don. #Infinit8Iniesta- Gary Lineker (@GaryLineker) May 20, 2018
Iniesta as been instrumental in nine La Liga titles, four Champions Leagues and six Copa Del Rey victories for the Catalan club.
He will go down as one of the greatest players ever to pull on the Barcelona shirt - and arguably the most gifted Spanish player to have played the game.
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