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 579 articles about Xavi. Articles 1 to 40:
Northern Ireland manager Michael O'Neill on the touchline during the World Cup qualifier against Portugal on September 6, 2013
Preview: Northern Ireland vs. Qatar
Sports Mole previews this weekend's friendly meeting between Northern Ireland and Qatar at Gresty Road.
15:33
Barcelona's Brazilian forward Neymar da Silva Santos Junior (L) celebrates scoring his second goal with Barcelona's Uruguayan forward Luis Suarez (C) and Barcelona's Argentinian forward Lionel Messi during the UEFA Champions League football match semi fin
Preview: Copa del Rey final: Athletic Bilbao vs. Barcelona
Sports Mole previews Saturday's Copa del Rey final as Athletic Bilbao look to prevent Barcelona from completing the second leg of a prospective treble at Camp Nou.
May 28, 19:38
Xavi Hernandez for Barcelona on December 7, 2014
David Villa: 'Xavi Hernandez the best of all time'
David Villa describes former Barcelona teammate Xavi Hernandez as the "best midfielder of all time" as he prepares for an adventure in Qatar.
May 28, 00:15
Ronaldinho of Queretaro runs during the match against America Bancomer on October 24, 2014
Ronaldinho: 'Barcelona should sign Philippe Coutinho'
Liverpool attacker Philippe Coutinho would be the ideal signing for Barcelona, according to former Brazil star Ronaldinho.
May 26, 18:30
Deportivo's players celebrate a goal during the Spanish league football match FC Barcelona vs RC Deportivo La Coruna at the Camp Nou stadium in Barcelona on May 23, 2015
Match Analysis: Barcelona 2-2 Deportivo La Coruna
Sports Mole dissects the 90 minutes of action as Deportivo La Coruna survive relegation from La Liga with a 2-2 draw at Barcelona.
May 23, 22:00
Thomas Vermaelen in action for Barcelona B on September 24, 2014
Team News: Thomas Vermaelen to make Barcelona debut
Thomas Vermaelen earns his Barcelona debut for the visit of Deportivo La Coruna to the Camp Nou.
May 23, 17:10
Barcelona's Spanish midfielder Xavi scores a penalty during the UEFA Champions League group H football match against Ajax on November 26, 2013
Massimiliano Allegri keen to "spoil" Xavi Hernandez farewell
Juventus boss Massimiliano Allegri hopes to see his troops pip Barcelona to Champions League glory and spoil Xavi Hernandez's farewell in the process.
May 23, 00:11
Aaron Ramsey in action for Arsenal against Crystal Palace on August 16, 2014
Report: Barcelona willing to pay £50m for Aaron Ramsey
Barcelona are willing to offer Arsenal £50m for Aaron Ramsey after watching the Welsh midfielder closely this season, according to reports.
May 22, 03:25
Xavi Hernandez for Barcelona on December 7, 2014
Al Sadd: 'Xavi will lead us to success'
Al Sadd claim that Barcelona legend Xavi will prove a sound addition to the playing staff when he swaps Spain for Qatar.
May 22, 01:42
Barcelona players celebrate at the Vicente Calderon after beating Atletico Madrid 1-0 to clinch the 2014-15 La Liga title on May 17, 2015
Preview: Barcelona vs. Deportivo La Coruna
Sports Mole looks ahead to the final day of La Liga as newly-crowned champions Barcelona host Deportivo at Camp Nou.
May 21, 18:44
Xavi Hernandez for Barcelona on December 7, 2014
Xavi: 'It's the right time for me to leave Barcelona'
Xavi insists that now is the right time for him to leave Barcelona after he confirmed that he will join Qatari side Al Sadd this summer.
May 21, 13:57
Xavi prepares to take a corner for Barcelona against Sevilla on September 14, 2013.
Xavi confirms that he will leave Barcelona at the end of the season
Xavi announces that he will leave Barcelona at the end of the season following a 17-year trophy-filled career.
May 21, 12:35
Xavi Hernandez for Barcelona on December 7, 2014
Report: Xavi to announce Barcelona departure this week
Spanish midfielder Xavi will reportedly announce his departure from Barcelona at a press conference on Thursday.
May 19, 12:52
Gabi for Atletico Madrid on October 4, 2014
Gabi critical of Neymar antics
Gabi criticises Neymar's behaviour during Barcelona's title-winning victory at Atletico Madrid.
May 17, 22:56
Barcelona's Argentinian forward Lionel Messi (R) scores a goal during the UEFA Champions League football match FC Barcelona vs FC Bayern Muenchen at the Camp Nou stadium in Barcelona on May 6, 2015
Preview: Bayern Munich vs. Barcelona
Sports Mole previews the second leg of the Champions League semi-final between Bayern Munich and Barcelona in Germany.
May 11, 17:57
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
Team News: Luis Enrique rings changes for Real Sociedad clash
Luis Enrique makes five changes to his Barcelona team for their La Liga clash with Real Sociedad at the Camp Nou.
May 9, 16:18
Luis Suarez of FC Barcelona scores their fourth goal past goalkeeper Juan Carlos Martin of Cordoba CF during the La Liga match between Cordoba CF and Barcelona FC at El Arcangel stadium on May 2, 2015
Result: Barcelona put eight past Cordoba
Luis Suarez scores a hat-trick to lead Barcelona to an 8-0 rout over relegated Cordoba in La Liga.
May 2, 17:16
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
Luis Enrique: "There is still room for improvement"
Barcelona manager Luis Enrique warns that there is more to come from his side following their 6-0 hammering of Getafe.
Apr 29, 13:00
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
Luis Enrique hails "unstoppable" Barcelona
Luis Enrique describes his Barcelona side as "unstoppable" following their 6-0 hammering of Getafe.
Apr 29, 11:52
Barcelona's Uruguayan forward Luis Suarez scores a goal during the Spanish league football match FC Barcelona vs Getafe at the Camp Nou stadium in Barcelona on April 28, 2015
Player Ratings: Barcelona 6-0 Getafe
Sports Mole takes a look at how each player performed during Barcelona's 6-0 win over Getafe at Camp Nou.
Apr 28, 22:10
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
Match Analysis: Barcelona 6-0 Getafe
Sports Mole dissects the 90 minutes of action as Barcelona beat Getafe 6-0 in La Liga.
Apr 28, 21:30
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
Result: Barcelona smash six past Getafe
Barcelona produce a sterling display to demolish hapless Getafe 6-0 in their La Liga clash at Camp Nou.
Apr 28, 20:52
Barcelona's Uruguayan forward Luis Suarez celebrates his goal during the 'clasico' Spanish league football match FC Barcelona vs Real Madrid CF at the Camp Nou stadium in Barcelona on March 22, 2015
Half-Time Report: Barcelona surge into five-goal lead against hapless Getafe
Barcelona are leading Getafe 5-0 at the break in their La Liga clash at Camp Nou, with Luis Suarez netting a first-half brace.
Apr 28, 19:48
Luis Suarez celebrates after scoring his team's second goal during the La Liga match between FC Barcelona and Getafe CF at Camp Nou on April 28, 2015
Live Commentary: Barcelona 6-0 Getafe - as it happened
Relive Sports Mole's live commentary of the La Liga clash between Barcelona and Getafe at Camp Nou.
Apr 28, 18:30
Barcelona's midfielder Xavi Hernandez scores a goal during the Spanish league football match FC Barcelona vs Eibar at the Camp Nou stadium in Barcelona on October 18, 2014
Team News: Xavi Hernandez starts for Barcelona against Getafe
Xabi Hernandez starts for Barcelona in their La Liga clash at home to Getafe.
Apr 28, 18:15
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. Getafe
Sports Mole previews Tuesday's La Liga clash between Barcelona and Getafe at the Camp Nou.
Apr 27, 15:55
Barcelona's Brazilian forward Neymar da Silva Santos Junior (Up) celebrates with his teammate Barcelona's Brazilian defender Dani Alves after scoring during the UEFA Champions League quarter-finals second leg football match FC Barcelona vs Paris Saint-Ger
Preview: Espanyol vs. Barcelona
Sports Mole looks ahead to Barcelona's short trip to local rivals Espanyol as they bid to move five points clear at the top of La Liga.
Apr 23, 18:41
Barcelona's Uruguayan forward Luis Suarez celebrates his goal during the Spanish league football match FC Barcelona v Valencia CF at the Camp Nou stadium in Barcelona on April 18, 2015
Match Analysis: Barcelona 2-0 Valencia
Sports Mole dissects the 90 minutes of action as Barcelona record a 2-0 win over Valencia in La Liga.
Apr 18, 22:35
Xavi Hernandez for Barcelona on December 7, 2014
Team News: Five changes for Barcelona
Barcelona make five changes to the side that beat Paris Saint-Germain for their La Liga clash against Valencia at Camp Nou.
Apr 18, 14:41
Barcelona's Argentinian forward Lionel Messi vies with Valencia's French midfielder Sofiane Feghouli during the Spanish league football match Valencia CF vs FC Barcelona at the Mestalla stadium in Valencia on November 30, 2014
Preview: Barcelona vs. Valencia
Sports Mole previews the La Liga clash between table-topping Barcelona and Champions League-chasing Valencia at Camp Nou.
Apr 16, 17:58
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: 'I am in charge at Barcelona'
Barcelona boss Luis Enrique plays down Neymar's angry reaction to being substituted during Sunday's 2-2 draw at Sevilla in La Liga.
Apr 15, 17:35
Koke celebrates scoring their team,s second goal during the La Liga match between Sevilla FC and FC Barcelona at Estadio Ramon Sanchez Pizjuan on April 11, 2015
Match Analysis: Sevilla 2-2 Barcelona
Sports Mole dissects the 90 minutes of action as Sevilla draw 2-2 with La Liga leaders Barcelona in Seville.
Apr 11, 21:31
Xavi Hernandez for Barcelona on December 7, 2014
Luis Enrique still hopeful of Xavi stay
Luis Enrique admits that he is still hopeful of keeping legendary midfielder Xavi beyond this season.
Apr 9, 01:56
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: Barcelona 4-0 Almeria
Sports Mole dissects the 90 minutes of action as Barcelona beat Almeria 4-0 at Camp Nou in La Liga.
Apr 9, 00:30
Lionel Messi of FC Barcelona celebrates after scoring the opening goal during the La Liga match between FC Barcelona and UD Almeria at Camp Nou on April 8, 2015
Result: Barcelona go seven points clear with routine Almeria win
Barcelona record a comfortable 3-0 win at home to Almeria to go seven points clear at the top of La Liga.
Apr 8, 20:51
Ander Herrera of Manchester United celebrates with team-mate Ashley Young of Manchester United after scoring the opening goal during the Barclays Premier League match between Manchester United and Aston Villa at Old Trafford on April 4, 2015
Barcelona target Manchester United midfielder Ander Herrera?
Barcelona reportedly outline a future move for Manchester United midfielder Ander Herrera.
Apr 8, 09:07
Sergio Busquets for Barcelona on January 4, 2015
Celta Vigo's Fabian Orellana sent off for throwing grass at Sergio Busquets
Celta Vigo defender Fabian Orellana was sent off in his side's 1-0 defeat against Barcelona on Sunday for throwing a piece of turf at Sergio Busquets.
Apr 6, 15:25
Barcelona's Croatian midfielder Ivan Rakitic (C) celebrates a goal with teammates Barcelona's Uruguayan forward Luis Suarez against Granada on February 28, 2015
Preview: Barcelona vs. Almeria
Sports Mole looks ahead to the La Liga clash between leaders Barcelona and struggling Almeria at the Camp Nou.
Apr 6, 12:18
Celta's Argentinian defender Gustavo Cabral (R) vies with Barcelona's Uruguayan forward Luis Suarez during the Spanish league football match RC Celta de Vigo vs FC Barcelona at the Balaidos stadium in Vigo on April 5, 2015
Player Ratings: Celta Vigo 0-1 Barcelona
Sports Mole takes a closer look at how each individual player performed during Barcelona's 1-0 La Liga win at 10-man Celta Vigo.
Apr 5, 22:57
Celta's Argentinian defender Gustavo Cabral (R) vies with Barcelona's Uruguayan forward Luis Suarez during the Spanish league football match RC Celta de Vigo vs FC Barcelona at the Balaidos stadium in Vigo on April 5, 2015
Result: Jeremy Mathieu the hero as Barcelona labour to Celta Vigo win
Barcelona maintain their four-point lead over second-placed Real Madrid by labouring to a 1-0 win over Celta Vigo at Balaidos.
Apr 5, 21:50
Tables
TeamPWDLFAGDPTS
CBarcelona383044110218994
2Real Madrid383026118388092
3Atletico MadridAtletico38239667293878
4Valencia382211570323877
5Sevilla38237871452676
6Villarreal3816121048371160
7Athletic Bilbao381510134241155
8Celta Vigo381312134744351
9Malaga38148164248-650
10Espanyol381310154751-449
11Rayo Vallecano38154194668-2249
12Real Sociedad381113144451-746
13ElcheElche38118193562-2741
14Levante38910193467-3337
15Getafe38107213364-3137
16Deportivo La CorunaDeportivo38714173560-2535
17Granada38714172964-3535
REibarEibar3898213455-2135
RAlmeria3888223564-2932
RCordobaCordoba38311242268-4620