Spain midfielder Andres Iniesta named best player of Euro 2012 in Uefa's squad of the tournament


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Andres Iniesta has been named as the best player of Euro 2012 after his side won last night's final over Italy.

The Barcelona midfielder was sensational in the showpiece in Warsaw, conducting proceedings as La Rojas ran out 4-0 winners to lift the European Championship trophy again following triumph in 2008.

It's been an incredible four years for the 28-year-old Iniesta who was named in the team of the tournament at Euro 2008, was in the all-star team of the 2010 World Cup after scoring the winning goal in the final. He's also won two Champions League titles during that time.

Andy Roxburgh, the head of Uefa's technical group, told reporters: "Andrea Pirlo was magnificent for Italy, Xavi won it last time and could have won it again. Xabi Alonso was magnificent but Iniesta sends a message about creative and incisive football and was superb throughout."

Iniesta is joined by nine other Spanish players in Uefa's squad of the tournament. The only English player included is captain Steven Gerrard.

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