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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
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

Al Sadd say talks with Xavi ongoing

Al Sadd say talks with Xavi ongoing

by Football News

Al Sadd say they are still in negotiations to sign Barcelona great Xavi, although a deal for the former Spain playmaker has yet to be formally concluded... Read more

Villa hopeful over Xavi reunion

Villa hopeful over Xavi reunion

by Football News

David Villa is hoping for a reunion with former Barcelona team-mate Xavi in MLS, when the midfielder's contract expires. Villa has made a promising start to his career in the United States with new franchise New York City... Read more

Iniesta, Bartra laud 750-gamer Xavi

Iniesta, Bartra laud 750-gamer Xavi

by Football News

Andres Iniesta congratulated fellow midfielder Xavi on his milestone for Barcelona on Saturday, having claimed earlier in March he was not sure if he could play with him... Read more

Career

Season Team Comp
2014/2015
La Liga
1302 21 14 7 6 12 1 1 0 0
2013/2014
La Liga
2254 30 26 4 13 7 3 0 0 0
2012/2013
La Liga
2194 30 24 6 7 7 5 0 0 0
2011/2012
La Liga
2167 31 26 5 12 9 9 2 0 0
2010/2011
La Liga
2464 31 29 2 14 4 3 6 0 0
2009/2010
La Liga
2805 34 31 3 8 3 3 4 0 0
2008/2009
La Liga
2986 35 34 1 10 2 6 4 0 0
2007/2008
La Liga
2930 35 33 2 4 3 7 3 1 1
2006/2007
La Liga
2865 35 31 4 2 5 3 3 0 0
2005/2006
La Liga
1218 16 14 2 4 2 0 0 0 0
2004/2005
La Liga
3144 36 36 0 6 0 3 5 0 0
2003/2004
La Liga
3015 36 34 2 4 4 4 3 0 0
2002/2003
La Liga
0 29 29 0 0 0 2 0 0 0
2001/2002
La Liga
0 31 31 0 0 0 4 0 0 0
2000/2001
La Liga
0 15 15 0 0 0 2 0 0 0
1999/2000
La Liga
0 15 15 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1998/1999
La Liga
0 17 17 0 0 0 1 0 0 0
Total 29344 477 439 38 90 58 56 31 1 1

Games Played

Date Match  
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
13 Sep 2014 2 0 0 0 0
31 Aug 2014 0 1 0 0 0
24 Aug 2014 3 0 0 0 0