Iniesta was named European Player of the Year by UEFA.
"Any one of the three could have won - Iniesta, Messi or Cristiano Ronaldo. Andrés has been playing well for a long time. He deserves the award. He's worked hard for a long time. It's a source of pride for the Club that two out of the three best players in Europe belong to Barça. I'd like to congratulate all three of them," said Vilanova.