Xavi

Born: January 25, 1980 (age 35)

Height: 5'6.5" (170cm)

Hometown: Terrassa, Spain
Nationality: Spain Spanish

Position: Centre-midfielder
Team: Barcelona (no. 6)
Career History
Youth1991-1998Barcelona
Senior1998-Barcelona
International2000-2014Spain
Sports Mole has 539 articles about Xavi. Articles 1 to 40:
Real Madrid's forward Raul reacts during the Santiago Bernabeu trophy football match Real Madrid CF vs Al-Sadd SC at the Santiago Bernabeu stadium in Madrid on August 22, 2013
Raul warns Xavi over Qatar move
Experienced Spaniard Xavi would be "playing at half-empty stadiums" if he moves to Al Sadd this summer, according to now New York Cosmos forward Raul.
16:12
Xavi Hernandez for Barcelona on December 7, 2014
Al Sadd: 'We want Xavi'
Al Sadd director of football Mohammed Al Ali says that the Qatari club "hope to sign" Barcelona midfielder Xavi this summer.
Mar 30, 14:48
Xavi Hernandez for Barcelona on December 7, 2014
Sergio Busquets hails Xavi
Barcelona midfielder Sergio Busquets lavishes praise on club and former Spain teammate Xavi.
Mar 28, 15:38
Xavi Hernandez for Barcelona on December 7, 2014
Report: Xavi agrees three-year deal with Qatari club Al Sadd
Barcelona star Xavi reportedly agrees a three-year deal with Qatari club Al Sadd.
Mar 26, 16:38
Jeremy Mathieu for Barcelona on December 10, 2014
Team News: Jeremy Mathieu takes place of injured Sergio Busquets for Barcelona
Jeremy Mathieu replaces the injured Sergio Busquets in Barcelona's only change from the opening leg for tonight's Champions League second leg against Manchester City.
Mar 18, 18:47
Lionel Messi of Barcelona draws a foul from Pablo Zabaleta of Manchester City in the area to win a penalty during the UEFA Champions League Round of 16 match between Manchester City and Barcelona at Etihad Stadium on February 24, 2015
Preview: Barcelona vs. Manchester City
Sports Mole previews the second leg of Barcelona's last-16 Champions League clash with Manchester City at the Camp Nou.
Mar 16, 14:13
Xavi Hernandez for Barcelona on December 7, 2014
Xavi "glad" to have stayed at Barcelona
Barcelona midfielder Xavi says that he has no regrets over turning down the chance to leave Camp Nou last summer.
Mar 11, 15:55
Lionel Messi is congratulated by Neymar after scoring Barcelona's opener against Deportivo La Coruna on January 18, 2015
Result: Luis Suarez, Neymar goals help Barcelona beat Villarreal to Copa del Rey final
Luis Suarez and Neymar goals help Barcelona beat Villarreal and reach the Copa del Rey final.
Mar 4, 20:38
Xavi prepares to take a corner for Barcelona against Sevilla on September 14, 2013.
Report: Barcelona's Xavi agrees move to MLS side New York City FC
Xavi is reportedly close to agreeing a move to MLS side New York City FC from Barcelona.
Mar 4, 10:28
Xavi Hernandez for Barcelona on December 7, 2014
New York City still want Xavi
Barcelona midfielder Xavi is still being lined up for a move to America by New York City FC.
Feb 28, 17:33
Barcelona's Croatian midfielder Ivan Rakitic (C) celebrates a goal with teammates Barcelona's Uruguayan forward Luis Suarez against Granada on February 28, 2015
Match Analysis: Granada 1-3 Barcelona
Sports Mole dissects the 90 minutes of action as Barcelona beat Granada 3-1 in La Liga.
Feb 28, 17:28
Barcelona's Croatian midfielder Ivan Rakitic (C) vies with Granada's French defender Dimitri Foulquier (L) and Swedish midfielder Daniel Larsson during the Spanish league football match
Result: Barcelona seal comfortable away win over Granada with 3-1 victory
Goals from Ivan Rakitic, Luis Suarez and Lionel Messi give Barcelona a comfortable 3-1 victory away at Granada in La Liga.
Feb 28, 16:50
Barcelona's Croatian midfielder Ivan Rakitic (C) vies with Granada's French defender Dimitri Foulquier (L) and Swedish midfielder Daniel Larsson during the Spanish league football match
Half-Time Report: Ivan Rakitic puts Barcelona ahead at the break
Barcelona hold a 1-0 half-time lead over Granada in La Liga thanks to Ivan Rakitic's first-half goal at the Estadio Nuevo Los Carmenes.
Feb 28, 15:47
Luis Suarez, Neymar and Lionel Messi of Barcelona celebrate during the La Liga match against Atletico Madrid on January 11, 2015
Team News: Luis Suarez, Lionel Messi and Neymar all start for Barcelona at Granada
Barcelona feature a front three of Luis Suarez, Lionel Messi and Neymar as they visit Granada in La Liga.
Feb 28, 14:46
Barcelona's Argentinian forward Lionel Messi heads the ball wide off the rebound from his penalty that was saved by Manchester City's English goalkeeper Joe Hart during the UEFA Champions League round of 16 first leg football match between Manchester City
Preview: Granada vs. Barcelona
Sports Mole previews Saturday's La Liga clash between Granada and Barcelona.
Feb 27, 17:55
Luis Suarez, Neymar and Lionel Messi of Barcelona celebrate during the La Liga match against Atletico Madrid on January 11, 2015
Frank Lampard praises "really strong" Barcelona
Manchester City midfielder Frank Lampard hails Barcelona ahead of the first leg of their Champions League last-16 clash at the Etihad Stadium.
Feb 24, 04:41
Andres Iniesta for Barcelona on February 1, 2015
Team News: Andres Iniesta returns for Barcelona
Andres Iniesta returns to Barcelona's starting lineup for their La Liga clash with Malaga.
Feb 21, 14:23
Lionel Messi for Barcelona on February 1, 2015
Sports Mole's La Liga Team of the Week
Sports Mole picks out its 11 star performers following another enthralling weekend of La Liga action.
Feb 17, 12:55
Xavi prepares to take a corner for Barcelona against Sevilla on September 14, 2013.
Xavi "happy" with Barcelona stay
Veteran midfielder Xavi reveals his happiness at having remained with Barcelona last summer.
Feb 14, 16:53
Xavi prepares to take a corner for Barcelona against Sevilla on September 14, 2013.
Xavi "tired of" Neymar transfer saga
Barcelona midfielder Xavi reveals that he is "tired of" the transfer saga involving Neymar's move to the club in 2013.
Feb 14, 09:09
Barcelona's coach Luis Enrique celebrates after a goal during the Spanish league football match FC Barcelona vs Club Atletico de Madrid at the Camp Nou stadium in Barcelona on January 11, 2015
Preview: Barcelona vs. Levante
Sports Mole previews the match in La Liga between in-form Barcelona and Levante.
Feb 13, 17:09
Barcelona's coach Luis Enrique celebrates after a goal during the Spanish league football match FC Barcelona vs Club Atletico de Madrid at the Camp Nou stadium in Barcelona on January 11, 2015
Match Analysis: Athletic Bilbao 2-5 Barcelona
Sports Mole dissects the 90 minutes of action as Barcelona beat Athletic Bilbao 5-2 in La Liga.
Feb 8, 22:20
Barcelona's Brazilian forward Neymar celebrates wirh Barcelona's Argentinian forward Lionel Messi after scoring their first team goal during the Spanish league football match Real Madrid CF vs FC Barcelona at the Santiago Bernabeu stadium in Madrid on Oct
Match Analysis: Elche 0-6 Barcelona
Sports Mole dissects the 90 minutes of action as Barcelona thump Elche 6-0 in La Liga.
Jan 24, 19:30
Neymar JR of Barcelona celebrates after scoring during the La Liga match between Elche FC and FC Barcelona at Estadio Manuel Martinez Valero on January 24, 2015
Result: Barcelona brush aside 10-man Elche
Barcelona sweep aside 10-man Elche in a 6-0 win to keep pace with Real Madrid at the top of La Liga.
Jan 24, 18:50
Barcelona's defender Gerard Pique celebrates with Barcelona's midfielder Sergi Samper and Barcelona's forward Munir after scoring during the UEFA Champions League football match FC Barcelona vs APOEL FC at the Camp Nou stadium in Barcelona on September 17
Half-Time Report: Gerard Pique give Barcelona half-time lead over Elche
Barcelona lead Elche 1-0 at half time thanks to Gerard Pique's 36th-minute strike.
Jan 24, 17:46
Luis Suarez of FC Barcelona reacts as he fail to score during the La Liga match between Valencia CF and FC Barcelona at Estadi de Mestalla on November 30, 2014
Team News: Luis Suarez, Andres Iniesta on Barcelona bench for trip to Elche
Barcelona rest a number of key players, including Luiz Suarez and Andres Iniesta, for their game away at Elche this evening.
Jan 24, 16:03
Barcelona's coach Luis Enrique celebrates after a goal during the Spanish league football match FC Barcelona vs Club Atletico de Madrid at the Camp Nou stadium in Barcelona on January 11, 2015
Preview: Elche vs. Barcelona
Sports Mole previews Barcelona's trip to face Elche this weekend, when they will be looking to keep up with the chasing pack in La Liga.
Jan 22, 18:38
Xavi prepares to take a corner for Barcelona against Sevilla on September 14, 2013.
Xavi returns to Barcelona squad
Spanish midfielder Xavi returns to the Barcelona squad for Wednesday's Copa del Rey quarter-final first leg against Atletico Madrid.
Jan 21, 13:18
Xavi in action for Spain during the World Cup final on July 11, 2010.
Xavi: 'David Silva, Santi Cazorla could play for Barcelona'
Barcelona midfielder Xavi claims that he would bring Manchester City's David Silva and Arsenal's Santi Cazorla to Camp Nou if he were in charge of transfers.
Jan 20, 17:39
Xavi prepares to take a corner for Barcelona against Sevilla on September 14, 2013.
Xavi wants Santi Cazorla, David Silva at Barcelona
Xavi says that he would like 'great talents' Santi Cazorla and David Silva to link up with him at Barcelona.
Jan 19, 21:31
Barcelona's Jeremy Mathieu in the middle of a training session on October 24, 2014
Barcelona's Jeremy Mathieu to miss Deportivo La Coruna clash
An Achilles tendon injury rules Jeremy Mathieu out of Barcelona's away clash against Deportivo La Coruna.
Jan 17, 12:29
Head coach David Moyes of Real Sociedad de Futbol waves prior to start the La Liga match between RC Deportivo La Coruna and Real Sociedad de Futbol at Riazor Stadium on November 22, 2014
Match Analysis: Real Sociedad 1-0 Barcelona
Sports Mole dissects the 90 minutes of action as Real Sociedad record a 1-0 win over Barcelona in La Liga.
Jan 4, 22:40
Real Sociedad's players celebrate a goal during the Spanish league football match Real Sociedad vs Atletico de Madrid at the Anoeta stadium in San Sebastian on November 9, 2014
Result: Jordi Alba own goal hands Real Sociedad victory
Real Sociedad secure a 1-0 win over Barcelona, who miss the chance to replace Real Madrid at the top of La Liga.
Jan 4, 21:49
Head coach David Moyes of Real Sociedad de Futbol waves prior to start the La Liga match between RC Deportivo La Coruna and Real Sociedad de Futbol at Riazor Stadium on November 22, 2014
Half-Time Report: Barcelona behind at Real Sociedad
Jordi Alba's own goal hands Real Sociedad a 1-0 lead over Barcelona at the halfway stage of their La Liga clash.
Jan 4, 20:45
Barcelona's Uruguayan forward Luis Suarez celebrates after scoring during the Spanish league football match FC Barcelona vs Cordoba CF at the Camp Nou stadium in Barcelona on December 20, 2014
Result: Barcelona ease past Cordoba
Lionel Messi scores two late goals as Barcelona cruise to a 5-0 win over Cordoba in La Liga.
Dec 20, 16:52
Adama Traore of FC Barcelona during the UEFA Youth League Semi Final match between Schalke 04 and FC Barcelona at Colovray Stadion on April 11, 2014
In profile: Adama Traore
Sports Mole takes a closer look at 18-year-old Barcelona attacker Adama Traore.
Dec 20, 10:48
Barcelona's Spanish midfielder Xavi scores a penalty during the UEFA Champions League group H football match against Ajax on November 26, 2013
Xavi admits he is nearing retirement
Barcelona midfielder Xavi admits that he now has "little football left", hinting that he will retire from professional football at the end of the season.
Dec 17, 17:26
Xavi prepares to take a corner for Barcelona against Sevilla on September 14, 2013.
Xavi: 'I almost joined New York City FC'
Barcelona midfielder Xavi reveals just how close he was to joining New York City FC in the summer.
Dec 17, 15:29
Luis Enrique Martinez faces the media during his official presentation as the new coach of FC Barcelona at Camp Nou on May 21, 2014
Luis Enrique: 'Emphatic Copa del Rey victory huge boost for Barcelona'
Barcelona manager Luis Enrique is full of praise for his side following their emphatic 12-1 aggregate victory over Huesca in the Copa del Rey.
Dec 17, 06:45
Xavi prepares to take a corner for Barcelona against Sevilla on September 14, 2013.
Xavi: "Football is all about the present"
Barcelona midfielder Xavi insists that criticism from the outside does not faze him.
Dec 15, 15:55
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Tables
TeamPGDPTS
1Barcelona286368
2Real Madrid285264
3Valencia283060
4Atletico Madrid283059
5Sevilla281855
6Villarreal281749
7Malaga28044
8Athletic Bilbao28-639
9Real Sociedad28-436
10Celta Vigo28-235
11Rayo Vallecano28-1735
12Espanyol28-534
13Getafe28-1529
14Eibar28-1228
15Elche28-2927
16Deportivo La Coruna28-2126
17Almeria28-1925
18Levante28-2925
19Granada28-2523
20Cordoba28-2618