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Xavi
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Barcelona

Xavi

Midfielder

Date of Birth
Jan 25, 1980
Place of Birth
Terrassa, Spain
Nationality
Spain
Height
170 cm
Weight
67 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

Rakitic: Barca targeting treble

Rakitic: Barca targeting treble

by Football News

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Career

Season Team Comp
2014/2015
Primera Division
1581 27 17 10 8 15 2 1 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 29623 483 442 41 92 61 57 31 1 1

Games Played

Date Match  
2 May 2015 0 8 0 0 0
28 Apr 2015 6 0 1 0 0
25 Apr 2015 0 2 0 0 0
18 Apr 2015 2 0 0 0 0
11 Apr 2015 2 2 0 0 0
8 Apr 2015 4 0 0 0 0
5 Apr 2015 0 1 0 0 0
22 Mar 2015 2 1 0 0 0
14 Mar 2015 0 2 0 0 0
8 Mar 2015 6 1 0 0 0
28 Feb 2015 1 3 0 0 0
21 Feb 2015 0 1 0 0 0
15 Feb 2015 5 0 0 0 0
8 Feb 2015 2 5 0 0 0
1 Feb 2015 3 2 0 0 0
24 Jan 2015 0 6 0 0 0
4 Jan 2015 1 0 0 0 0
20 Dec 2014 5 0 0 0 0
13 Dec 2014 0 0 0 0 0
7 Dec 2014 5 1 0 0 0
30 Nov 2014 0 1 0 0 0
22 Nov 2014 5 1 0 0 0
8 Nov 2014 1 2 0 0 0
1 Nov 2014 0 1 0 0 0
25 Oct 2014 3 1 0 0 0
18 Oct 2014 3 0 1 0 0
4 Oct 2014 0 2 0 1 0
27 Sep 2014 6 0 0 0 0
24 Sep 2014 0 0 0 0 0
21 Sep 2014 0 5 0 0 0