Xavi

Born: January 25, 1980 (age 36)

Height: 5'6.5" (170cm)

Hometown: Terrassa, Spain
Nationality: Spain Spanish

Position: Centre-midfielder
Team: Barcelona (no. 6)
Xavi Hernandez for Barcelona on December 7, 2014
Career History
Youth1991-1998Barcelona
Senior1998-Barcelona
International2000-2014Spain
Sports Mole has 654 articles about Xavi. Articles 1 to 40:
Bayern Munich's Spanish head coach Pep Guardiola watch proceedings during the German Cup DFB Pokal second round football match between VfL Wolfsburg vs FCB Bayern Munich in Wolfsburg, on October 27, 2015.
Xavi: 'Pep Guardiola will be a success in Premier League'
Barcelona legend Xavi has no doubts that Pep Guardiola will be a success in England having confirmed his desire to manage in the Premier League.
Jan 6, 14:25
Paris' Italian midfielder Marco Verratti celebrates after scoring a goal during the UEFA Champions League football match Paris Saint-Germain (PSG) vs Barcelona (FCB) on September 30, 2014
Xavi eager for Barcelona to sign Marco Verratti
Barcelona legend Xavi believes that Paris Saint-Germain midfielder Marco Verratti would be perfect for his former club.
Dec 13, 21:53
Xavi Hernandez for Barcelona on December 7, 2014
Xavi: 'Lionel Messi has to win Ballon d'Or'
Lionel Messi deserves to win the Ballon d'Or ahead of Barcelona teammate Neymar and Real Madrid's Cristiano Ronaldo, according to Spanish veteran Xavi.
Dec 5, 12:44
Sergio Busquets for Barcelona on January 4, 2015
Xavi hails "perfect" Sergio Busquets
Former Barcelona midfielder Xavi, who now represents Al-Sadd, claims that his former teammate Sergio Busquets is currently the best midfielder in the world.
Dec 5, 12:31
Barcelona's Brazilian forward Neymar da Silva Santos Junior (L) and Barcelona's Argentinian forward Lionel Messi (R) celebrate after scoring a goal during the Spanish league football match FC Barcelona vs Getafe at the Camp Nou stadium in Barcelona on Apr
Cristiano Ronaldo, Lionel Messi, Neymar shortlisted for FIFA Ballon d'Or
Cristiano Ronaldo, Lionel Messi and Neymar are shortlisted for the FIFA Ballon d'Or award, with the winner to be announced in January 2016.
Nov 30, 13:24
Brendan Rodgers, manager of Liverpool celebrates a goal during the Barclays Premier League match between Liverpool and Aston Villa at Anfield on September 26, 2015 in Liverpool, United Kingdom.
Report: Brendan Rodgers in talks with Qatar side Al Sadd
Ex-Liverpool boss Brendan Rodgers is reportedly in discussions with Qatar side Al Sadd about becoming their next manager.
Nov 24, 11:57
Xavi Hernandez for Barcelona on December 7, 2014
World Cup winner Xavi reveals Football League fondness
Xavi claims that he 'follows Middlesbrough' because they are managed by compatriot Aitor Karanka, while also hailing the attendance figures in England's lower tiers.
Nov 23, 10:47
Barcelona's Argentinian forward Lionel Messi kicks to score on a penalty kick during the Spanish league football match FC Barcelona vs Levante UD at the Camp Nou stadium in Barcelona on September 20, 2015.
Xavi: 'Barcelona need Lionel Messi at Real Madrid'
Barcelona legend Xavi feels that winning at Real Madrid is an unenviable task for the Catalans without the services of Lionel Messi ahead of El Clasico.
Nov 19, 01:57
Lionel Messi celebrates scoring the winner for Barcelona against Atletico Madrid on September 12, 2015
Xavi: 'Lionel Messi best of all time'
Former Barcelona captain Xavi claims that Lionel Messi stands alone as the best player in the history of football.
Nov 18, 18:03
Manchester United's Dutch manager Louis van Gaal looks on during a UEFA Chamions league group stage football match between CSKA Moscow and Manchester United at Old Trafford in Manchester, north west England on November 3, 2015
Xavi: 'Less pressure on Louis van Gaal in the Premier League'
Xavi says that there is "less pressure" on Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal now that he is coaching in the Premier League.
Nov 16, 09:57
FC Barcelona's Lionel Andres Messi celebrates after scoring against Recreativo Huelva during their Spanish league football match at the Nuevo Colombino's stadium in Huelva, on November 16, 2008
On this day: Second-half Lionel Messi, Seydou Keita strikes sink Recreativo
Seven years ago today, Lionel Messi and Seydou Keita scored the goals as Barcelona recorded a 2-0 victory away at Recreativo de Huelva.
Nov 16, 06:00
Sergio Busquets for Barcelona on January 4, 2015
Xavi calls on Sergio Busquets to become 'leader' of Barcelona
Barcelona legend Xavi backs former teammate Sergio Busquets to become an even more prominent fixture in the Catalan side in the coming years.
Nov 14, 17:41
Xavi Hernandez of Barcelona lifts the trophy as he celebrates victory with team mates after the UEFA Champions League Final between Juventus and FC Barcelona at Olympiastadion on June 6, 2015
Xavi: 'Clasicos are 50/50 games'
Former Barcelona midfielder Xavi says that "you never know what will happen" in Clasicos as the Spanish league leaders prepare to travel to Real Madrid at the weekend.
Nov 14, 15:28
Neymar celebrates levelling things up for Barcelona against Atletico Madrid on September 12, 2015
Does Neymar deserve the Ballon d'Or?
Sports Mole discusses whether Barcelona forward Neymar stands a chance of winning the 2015 Ballon d'Or.
Nov 11, 12:58
Jack Wilshere of Arsenal looks on during the Emirates Cup match between Arsenal and VfL Wolfsburg at the Emirates Stadium on July 26, 2015
Xavi: 'Jack Wilshere can be one of the best'
Xavi believes that Arsenal's Jack Wilshere could develop into one of the best midfielders in the world if he can beat his injury problems.
Nov 11, 11:15
Jack Wilshere of Arsenal looks on during the Emirates Cup match between Arsenal and VfL Wolfsburg at the Emirates Stadium on July 26, 2015
Xavi: 'Jack Wilshere can be the difference'
Former Barcelona midfielder Xavi says that Jack Wilshere can go on to "make the difference" for Arsenal and England.
Oct 29, 11:58
Manchester United's English striker Wayne Rooney kicks the ball during the English League Cup third round football match between Manchester United and Ipswich Town at Old Trafford in Manchester, north west England on September 23, 2015.
Xavi: 'Wayne Rooney should vacate striker role, move into midfield'
Xavi tells Manchester United captain Wayne Rooney that it is time for him to adapt to a deeper role and vacate the position as lone striker.
Oct 28, 09:58
Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain of England (7) celebrates with Adam Lallana (11) as he scores their third goal during the UEFA EURO 2016 qualifying Group E match between Lithuania and England at LFF Stadionas on October 12, 2015
100% European Championships qualifying records: How they fared
As England qualify for the European Championships with a 100% winning record, Sports Mole looks at the four other nations that have achieved that feat.
Oct 14, 11:53
Xavi Hernandez for Barcelona on December 7, 2014
Xavi admits he would have chosen to play for Manchester United or Liverpool
Barcelona legend Xavi reveals that he would have considered playing for Manchester United or Liverpool earlier in his career.
Oct 12, 08:23
Xavi Hernandez of FC Barcelona applauds as he leaves the pitch during the La Liga match between FC Barcelona and RC Deportivo La Coruna at Camp Nou on May 23, 2015
Xavi: 'Louis van Gaal helped me develop'
Former Barcelona midfielder Xavi believes that Louis Van Gaal's tough approach to coaching benefits younger players.
Sep 16, 04:40
Xavi in action for Spain during the World Cup final on July 11, 2010.
Xavi: 'Pep Guardiola stopped me joining Bayern Munich'
Xavi reveals that he was close to joining Bayern Munich in 2008 before new Barcelona head coach Pep Guardiola stepped in.
Sep 15, 13:15
Xavi Hernandez of FC Barcelona applauds as he leaves the pitch during the La Liga match between FC Barcelona and RC Deportivo La Coruna at Camp Nou on May 23, 2015
Xavi enjoying life at Al Sadd
Al Sadd midfielder Xavi says that he has been "surprised by the technical level" of the Qatari league.
Sep 14, 15:42
Barcelona's Spanish midfielder Xavi scores a penalty during the UEFA Champions League group H football match against Ajax on November 26, 2013
Xavi laughs off La Masia crisis talk
Former Barcelona midfielder Xavi remains confident that the Catalan outfit's La Masia youth academy will continue to produce players of the highest order.
Sep 14, 13:04
Emmanuel Adebayor of Tottenham Hotspur celebrates scoring the opening goal during the Barclays Premier League match between Manchester United and Tottenham Hotspur at Old Trafford on January 1, 2014
Where next for Emmanuel Adebayor?
Following his recent release by Tottenham Hotspur, Sports Mole takes a look at where Emmanuel Adebayor's next move could take him.
Sep 14, 12:17
Xavi Hernandez for Barcelona on December 7, 2014
Xavi: 'Barcelona can repeat the treble'
Veteran midfielder Xavi, who now represents Al Sadd, claims that Barcelona are capable of winning a second successive treble this season.
Sep 9, 13:58
Xavi prepares to take a corner for Barcelona against Sevilla on September 14, 2013.
Xavi: 'Louis van Gaal is an amazing coach'
Former Barcelona midfielder Xavi pays tribute to the managerial credentials of now Manchester United boss Louis van Gaal.
Sep 9, 13:31
Luis Enrique Martinez faces the media during his official presentation as the new coach of FC Barcelona at Camp Nou on May 21, 2014
Barcelona target midfielder, forward?
A report claims that Barcelona will sign a new midfielder and striker in January when their transfer ban is lifted.
Sep 1, 19:57
Pedro of Barcelona evades a tackle from Vitolo of Sevilla during the UEFA Super Cup between Barcelona and Sevilla FC at Dinamo Arena on August 11, 2015
Marc Bartra: Barcelona "unstoppable" with or without Pedro
Marc Bartra says that Pedro's departure does not make Barcelona any less of a superpower on the domestic and European stage.
Aug 22, 00:47
Ivan Rakitic for Barcelona on February 11, 2015
Ivan Rakitic hails "greatest midfielder" Xavi
Ivan Rakitic labels Xavi as the "greatest midfielder" and says that he learnt a lot while playing alongside him last season.
Aug 11, 05:44
Xavi Hernandez of Barcelona lifts the trophy as he celebrates victory with team mates after the UEFA Champions League Final between Juventus and FC Barcelona at Olympiastadion on June 6, 2015
Barcelona president: 'Xavi will return'
Barcelona president Josep Maria Bartomeu predicts that the legendary Xavi will re-join the Catalans for a second spell in the future.
Aug 6, 01:57
Andres Iniesta for Barcelona on February 1, 2015
Teammates vote Andres Iniesta as Barcelona captain
The Barcelona players vote for Andres Iniesta to be their new captain following the recent departure of Xavi.
Aug 4, 14:15
Sergi Roberto #24 of Barcelona makes a break against Thailand XI during the international friendly match between Thailand XI and FC Barcelona at Rajamangala Stadium on August 7, 2013
Sergi Roberto: 'Luis Enrique trusts me'
Sergi Roberto claims that coach Luis Enrique has faith in his footballing abilities, as the 23-year-old targets more first-team action.
Aug 1, 14:49
Bayern Munich head coach Pep Guardiola looks on prior to kick-off in the Champions League quarter final match against Manchester United on April 9, 2014
Xavi tips Pep Guardiola for Barcelona return
Former Barcelona star Xavi says that Pep Guardiola will "choose the right moment" to return to the club.
Jul 30, 00:42
Dutch midfielder Rafael van der Vaart celebrates after scoring during the friendly football match between Japan and Netherlands at the Fenix Stadium, on November 16, 2013 in Genk
Rafael van der Vaart: 'I'll play Xavi role for Real Betis'
Dutch midfielder Rafael van der Vaart reveals that his role with Real Betis this season will involve being given "a lot of freedom".
Jul 28, 15:28
Barcelona's President Josep Maria Bartomeu gives a press conference at the Camp Nou stadium in Barcelona on January 7, 2015
Josep Bartomeu backs Louis van Gaal to succeed at Manchester United
Josep Bartomeu backs Louis van Gaal to succeed at Manchester United, after the Dutchman endured a slow start to life in England at the beginning of last season.
Jul 25, 06:30
Barcelona's Brazilian Ronaldinho celebrtes his goal against Zaragoza during their Spanish league football match at Romareda Stadium in Zaragoza on February 16, 2008
Ronaldinho's top five Barcelona goals
As Ronaldinho completes a move to Flamengo, Sports Mole picks out five of the best goals that he scored during his time with Barcelona.
Jul 21, 11:39
Xavi Hernandez of Barcelona lifts the trophy as he celebrates victory with team mates after the UEFA Champions League Final between Juventus and FC Barcelona at Olympiastadion on June 6, 2015
Xavi tips Barcelona for Champions League
Xavi says that Barcelona have a great chance of repeating their treble success of last season in the new campaign.
Jul 18, 15:11
Xavi Hernandez of FC Barcelona applauds as he leaves the pitch during the La Liga match between FC Barcelona and RC Deportivo La Coruna at Camp Nou on May 23, 2015
Xavi: 'Barcelona wanted me to stay'
Xavi says that Barcelona president Josep Maria Bartomeu tried to convince him to stay at the club this summer.
Jul 18, 14:42
Real Madrid 'keeper Iker Casillas leaves the field injured against Galatasaray on September 17, 2013
Xavi "sad and angry" at Iker Casillas farewell
Xavi reveals that he is "sad and angry" at the way Real Madrid handled Iker Casillas's departure, insisting that he deserves more respect from the club.
Jul 18, 06:26
Iker Casillas for Real Madrid on August 12, 2014
Xavi talks up 'loveable' Iker Casillas ahead of departure from Real Madrid
Former Barcelona midfielder Xavi praises the personal and professional qualities of departing Real Madrid goalkeeper Iker Casillas.
Jul 13, 01:05
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TeamPWDLFAGDPTS
1Barcelona22173256173954
2Real Madrid24165370234753
3Atletico MadridAtletico23163434112351
4Villarreal24146430181248
5Sevilla2310763224837
6Athletic Bilbao2410593534135
7Celta Vigo2310583436-235
8EibarEibar239683631533
9Deportivo La CorunaDeportivo2461443330332
10Malaga2486102121030
11Valencia2461082825328
12Real Sociedad2376103134-327
13Getafe2375112635-926
14Real Betis2468101833-1526
15Rayo Vallecano2466123249-1724
16Sporting GijonSporting Gijon2365122638-1223
17Espanyol2464142148-2722
18Las PalmasLas Palmas2356122336-1321
19Granada2355132546-2120
20Levante2345142143-2217