Happy Birthday - Here Is Iniesta's 14-Years Long Boot History

One of the greatest midfielders of all time celebrates his 33th birthday today. On October 29, 2002, Andrés Iniesta played his first match with the Barcelona first team, in the Champions League against Club Brugge. We take a look at the soccer boots worn by him in the past 14 years.

Despite famously mentioning a pair of Adidas Copa Mundial boots he wore as a kid before joining La Masia in his biography, Iniesta has always been with Nike during his professional career. He started with Nike Premier boots in the 2002-03 season, before switching to the Total 90 silo later on.

He used the Nike Tiempo for a short time during the 2004-05 season, before returning to the Total 90 in 2005. He stayed with the accuracy silo all the way until October 2009, when the first-ever Nike CTR360 Maestri was released.

Tasked with headlining the new line of boots, Iniesta was one of the first players to wear them and ended up scoring the most important goal of his career in it, in the 2010 World Cup final in Johannesburg.

Iniesta would go on to wear the different generations of the CTR360 Maestri - until it was discontinued in favor of the Magista. Fittingly, the Magista, Nike's first-ever knitted football boot, was released in Barcelona with Iniesta in March 2014. He started with the Dynamic Fit collar-featuring Obra variant before opting for the low-cut Opus variant in the second half of the 2014-15 season.

In early 2017, Andrés Iniesta received a completely camouflaged version of the Nike Magista Opus football boot, while he received another new, custom leather-like Nike Magista Opus boot with the updated upper structure in April 2017.

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