Andres Iniesta, who helped Spain to a second successive European Championship triumph in Poland and Ukraine, was named the best player at the tournament by UEFA on Monday.

Iniesta played a central role for Spain in Sunday's 4-0 win over Italy as they became the first country to retain the title.

"Iniesta sends a message about creative and incisive football and was superb throughout," said UEFA's Andy Roxburgh. 

UEFA squad of Euro 2012:

Goalkeepers: Gianluigi Buffon (Italy), Iker Casillas (Spain), Manuel Neuer (Germany); Defenders: Gerard Pique (Spain), Fabio Coentrao (Portugal), Philipp Lahm (Germany), Pepe (Portugal), Sergio Ramos (Spain), Jordi Alba (Spain)

Midfielders: Daniele De Rossi (Italy), Steven Gerrard (England), Xavi (Spain), Andres Iniesta (Spain), Sami Khedira (Germany), Sergio Busquets (Spain), Mesut Ozil (Germany), Andrea Pirlo (Italy), Xabi Alonso (Spain)

Forwards: Mario Balotelli (Italy), Cesc Fabregas (Spain), Cristiano Ronaldo (Portugal), Zlatan Ibrahimovoic (Sweden), David Silva (Spain)

Spain - By the Numbers

20 - Competitive games since they last lost.

29 - European Championship games without defeat since going down 2-0 to Sweden in a qualifier in October 2006.

8 - The number of Spaniards to have appeared in two European Championship final victories - Iker Casillas, Andres Iniesta, Xavi Hernndez, Fernando Torres, Cesc Fabregas, Xabi Alonso, Sergio Ramos and David Silva.

79 - International clean sheets for Casillas, who has won 100 of his 137 games to date for his country.

513 - Minutes since Casillas last conceded a goal, in the 1-1 Group C draw with Italy on June 10.

189 - The total number of minutes played by Torres at the finals.

63 - The average number minutes on the pitch needed for Torres to score each of his three goals.

3,946 - Completed passes at Euro 2012.

620 - Total passes attempted by Xavi.

531 - Total passes completed by Xavi at an average success rate of 86%.