Pro Evolution Soccer has a new official ambassador – in the shape of FC Barcelona and Spanish central Midfielder Andrés Iniesta.
Since making his debut for the Catalan club during the 2002-03 season Iniesta has gone on to become one best players of his generation. His career has been littered with silverware including 8 Spanish League and 4 UEFA Champions League titles. In addition to this he has featured in the UEFA Team of the Year a total of 5 times, including the current 2015 team.
Speaking about the partnership, Iniesta praised the way that the Camp Nou experience, including the playing style of both the FC Barcelona team and it’s individual players, had been recreated in PES 2017. He also added that it was an “honour” to become a PES ambassador and stated that he looked forward to “working closely with KONAMI to spread the message of its unrivaled quality and level of control”.
Although still playing, Iniesta can undoubtedly be classed as a FC Barcelona legend already and to celebrate the partnership KONAMI yesterday activated a myClub campaign centred around the club. This included a Special Agent featuring Iniesta and over 20 of it’s legendary players including Thierry Henry, Xavi, Gary Lineker, Rivaldo Vitor Borba Ferreira, Luis Enrique and Carlos Puyol.
As a further bonus, myClub players will also receive a Special Agent for every goal FC Barcelona score in their December 3 clash against their Madrid rivals (up to a maximum of 6) – a match that Iniesta is likely to play a part in.
PES 2017 is out now for PlayStation 4, PlayStation 3, Xbox One, Xbox 360 and PC.