Iniesta lands UEFA gong

  • Last Updated: August 30 2012, 18:15 BST

Andres Iniesta was named UEFA's best player in Europe at an awards ceremony in Monaco on Thursday.

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The Barcelona midfielder, who inspired Spain to retain their crown at Euro 2012, won the vote by 53 sports journalists representing each of UEFA's member nations.

He was chosen ahead of Barcelona team-mate Lionel Messi and Real Madrid midfielder Cristiano Ronaldo.