Does Andres Iniesta have a nickname?


Hans Amsel:

Iniesta has a number of nicknames. The Spanish Press often refer to him as Don Andres while some call him El Ilusionista (The Illusionist) because of his ability and willingness to play in any position on the pitch.

Others call him El Cerebro (The Brain) because of his exceptional footballing intelligence. In a dig at Real Madrid’s infamous Galacticos, the down-to-earth Iniesta has also been dubbed El Anti-Galactico.

Iniesta’s palid complexion has also earned him the sobriquet El Caballero Palido (The Pale Knight).


Simon Harris:

Iniesta has recently received a new nickname from Crackovia, the football skit programme on Catalan TV. They taken his name Iniesta (Y ni esta) and translated it into Catalan ‘I tan sols aquesta’. The translation into English ‘Not even that one’ doesn’t make any sense but it’s very funny in Catalan!

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