Barcelona - Andres Iniesta signed a three-year contract extension on Monday that
will keep him at Barcelona at least through the end of the 2017/18
The contract includes a clause that from 2018 the
midfielder will automatically extend his contract on a yearly basis if
he plays in a non-disclosed number of games per season.
29-year-old Iniesta has helped Barcelona win 21 trophies, including
three Champions League titles and six Spanish league titles. He has
scored 48 goals for Barcelona.
Iniesta has also played a major role in helping Spain win the 2010 Soccer World Cup and the past two European Championships.
joined Barcelona's football academy at the age of 12 and debuted with
the first team in 2002. He played his 480th match for Barcelona on
Sunday, when they rallied to win 5-2 at Getafe to retain a share of the
Spanish league lead with Atletico Madrid.
Iniesta said after
Sunday's match that he was happy with his new contract - announced by
the club last week - because it meant "it's possible I will retire at
Besides Iniesta, Barcelona has Lionel Messi, Neymar,
Sergio Busquets and Cristian Tello all under contract for the next five