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Xavi

Midfielder

Date of Birth
Jan 25, 1980
Place of Birth
Terrassa, Spain
Nationality
Spain
Height
170 cm
Weight
68 kg
Debut
30 August 2003

Bio

Xavier Hernández i Creus, known more simply as Xavi, was born in Terrassa, Catalonia on 25 January 1980. Known for his excellent passing and his creative talents, Xavi's ability to retain possession and split defences has proved invaluable for both club and country. He is considered one of the greatest midfield players of all time and has won more major honours than any other Spanish footballer in history.

In 1991, at the age of 11, Xavi joined Barcelona's La Masia youth academy and he has since spent his entire career with the club. After graduating from the various youth teams and the Barcelona B team, he made his debut for the senior side in 1998. At the end of his first season, he was named as La Liga's Breakthrough Player of the Year and the team won the league title.

Around the turn of the new millennium, Xavi replaced Pep Guardiola as the main creative force in the team and was named as vice captain in the 2004-05 campaign. He played a role in the club's huge success in the years that followed, winning the league title in 2004–05 and a La Liga and UEFA Champions League double in 2005-06.

The summer of 2008 saw Xavi play a starring role for Spain, as they won the European Championship and he was named as the Player of the Tournament. Despite interest from Bayern Munich, Xavi elected to stay with Barcelona and continued to enjoy success, winning league titles in 2008–09, 2009–10, 2010–11 and 2012–13. In addition, the 2008–09 and 2010–11 seasons brought about further successes in the UEFA Champions League, with Xavi being named as Man of the Match for the 2009 final.

In 2010, he was named in the FIFA World Cup All-Star Team, as Spain won the competition and in 2012, he was a member of the team that successfully defended the country's European crown.

Headlines

Xavi staying at Barcelona

Xavi staying at Barcelona

by Football News

Xavi will remain at Barcelona, putting an end to rumours of a potential switch to MLS franchise New York City... Read more

Xavi future still undecided, says Luis Enrique

Xavi future still undecided, says Luis Enrique

by Football News

Xavi's Barcelona future is still in doubt after coach Luis Enrique revealed that the midfielder has yet to decide whether to stay. The 34-year-old has spent his entire career at Camp Nou and still has two years to run on his current Barca contract... Read more

Zubizarreta unsure over Xavi future

Zubizarreta unsure over Xavi future

by Football News

Barcelona sporting director Andoni Zubizarreta has made no assurances that Xavi will remain at the club amid speculation over his future... Read more

Career

Season Team Comp
2014/2015
Primera Division
0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2013/2014
Primera Division
2254 30 26 4 13 7 3 0 0 0
2012/2013
Primera Division
2194 30 24 6 7 7 5 0 0 0
2011/2012
Primera Division
2167 31 26 5 12 9 9 2 0 0
2010/2011
Primera Division
2464 31 29 2 14 4 3 6 0 0
2009/2010
Primera Division
2805 34 31 3 8 3 3 4 0 0
2008/2009
Primera Division
2986 35 34 1 10 2 6 4 0 0
2007/2008
Primera Division
2930 35 33 2 4 3 7 3 1 1
2006/2007
Primera Division
2865 35 31 4 2 5 3 3 0 0
2005/2006
Primera Division
1218 16 14 2 4 2 0 0 0 0
2004/2005
Primera Division
3144 36 36 0 6 0 3 5 0 0
2003/2004
Primera Division
3015 36 34 2 4 4 4 3 0 0
2002/2003
Primera Division
0 29 29 0 0 0 2 0 0 0
2001/2002
Primera Division
0 31 31 0 0 0 4 0 0 0
2000/2001
Primera Division
0 15 15 0 0 0 2 0 0 0
1999/2000
Primera Division
0 15 15 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1998/1999
Primera Division
0 17 17 0 0 0 1 0 0 0
Total 28042 456 425 31 84 46 55 30 1 1

Games Played

Date Match  
17 May 2014 1 1 0 0 0
11 May 2014 0 0 0 0 0
3 May 2014 2 2 0 0 0
27 Apr 2014 2 3 0 0 0
20 Apr 2014 2 1 0 0 0
12 Apr 2014 1 0 0 0 0
5 Apr 2014 3 1 0 0 0
29 Mar 2014 0 1 0 0 0
23 Mar 2014 3 4 0 0 0
16 Mar 2014 7 0 0 0 0
8 Mar 2014 1 0 0 0 0
2 Mar 2014 4 1 1 0 0
22 Feb 2014 3 1 0 0 0
9 Feb 2014 1 4 0 0 0
1 Feb 2014 2 3 0 0 0
26 Jan 2014 3 0 0 0 0
19 Jan 2014 1 1 0 0 0
11 Jan 2014 0 0 0 0 0
5 Jan 2014 4 0 0 0 0
14 Dec 2013 2 1 0 0 0
1 Dec 2013 1 0 0 0 0
10 Nov 2013 1 4 0 0 0
1 Nov 2013 1 0 0 0 0
29 Oct 2013 0 3 0 0 0
26 Oct 2013 2 1 0 0 0
19 Oct 2013 0 0 0 0 0
5 Oct 2013 4 1 1 0 0
28 Sep 2013 0 2 0 0 0
24 Sep 2013 4 1 0 0 0
21 Sep 2013 0 4 0 0 0