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 673 articles about Xavi. Articles 1 to 40:
Liverpool midfielder Philippe Coutinho celebrates after scoring in his side's Premier League clash with Watford at Anfield on November 6, 2016
Xavi: 'Philippe Coutinho would improve Barcelona'
Liverpool playmaker Philippe Coutinho would improve Barcelona, according to the Spanish club's former captain Xavi.
Nov 15, 19:27
Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho before his side's Premier League match with Stoke City at Old Trafford on October 2, 2016
Xavi urges Jose Mourinho not to 'start a war' at Manchester United
Xavi hopes that Jose Mourinho does not start a "war" when things are not going well for the manager at Manchester United.
Oct 25, 11:58
Xavi Hernandez for Barcelona on December 7, 2014
Xavi: 'La Liga is more competitive'
Slow starts to the season for both Barcelona and Real Madrid shows that La Liga is "more competitive" this season, according to Xavi.
Oct 5, 11:04
Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola gives instructions on August 24, 2016
Xavi: 'Pep Guardiola can win quadruple at Manchester City'
Xavi says that his former coach Pep Guardiola is capable of leading Manchester City to the quadruple this season.
Sep 21, 17:41
Barcelona's Argentinian forward Lionel Messi vies with Real Madrid's Portuguese forward Cristiano Ronaldo during the Spanish league Clasico football match on October 26, 2013
Cristiano Ronaldo "couldn't care less" about Xavi comments
Cristiano Ronaldo claims that recent comments from Xavi were made simply because the Barcelona legend was after "free publicity" now that he plies his trade in Qatar.
Sep 11, 12:22
Barcelona's Argentinian forward Lionel Messi vies with Real Madrid's Portuguese forward Cristiano Ronaldo during the Spanish league Clasico football match on October 26, 2013
Xavi: 'Lionel Messi the best player in the world'
Xavi insists that former Barcelona teammate Lionel Messi is the best player in the world, but also reserves praise for Cristiano Ronaldo.
Sep 7, 21:32
Riyad Mahrez celebrates scoring the opening goal during the Premier League match between Leicester City and Swansea on April 24, 2016
Xavi: 'Leicester City's Riyad Mahrez is good enough for Barcelona'
Xavi says that Leicester City winger Riyad Mahrez is "good enough" to play for Barcelona.
Sep 6, 12:39
Bayern Munich's Spanish head coach Pep Guardiola holds the trophy as his team celebrates wining their 25th Bundesliga title after German first division Bundesliga football match FC Bayern Munich vs 1 FSV Mainz 05 at the Allianz Arena in Munich, southern G
Xavi: 'Pep Guardiola will change face of English football'
Former Barcelona ace Xavi claims that Pep Guardiola "changed world football" during his time in charge at Camp Nou, and believes that he will do similar at Man City.
Aug 8, 13:11
Lionel Messi celebrates scoring the opener during the La Liga game between Barcelona and Sporting Gijon on April 23, 2016
Xavi: 'There will never be another Lionel Messi'
Former Barcelona midfielder Xavi insists that the likes of Neymar and Eden Hazard will never be able to emulate the achievements of Lionel Messi.
Jul 18, 22:44
Xavi in action for Spain during the World Cup final on July 11, 2010.
Xavi "surprised" by Vicente del Bosque comments
Former Spain international Xavi was "quite surprised" that Vicente del Bosque decided to go public with a spat that occurred with Iker Casillas at Euro 2016.
Jul 2, 17:22
Nolito celebrates after scoring the opening goal during an international friendly match between Spain and Bosnia at the AFG Arena on May 29, 2016
Preview: Spain vs. South Korea
Sports Mole looks ahead to the international friendly between Spain and South Korea at the Red Bull Arena in Leipzig.
May 31, 13:02
Xavi Hernandez for Barcelona on December 7, 2014
Xavi tips Atletico Madrid for Champions League success
Atletico Madrid's "moment" to win the Champions League has arrived, according to former Barcelona captain Xavi.
May 27, 11:39
Xavi Hernandez for Barcelona on December 7, 2014
Xavi: 'Pep Guardiola will change face of English game at Manchester City'
Barcelona legend Xavi is confident that Pep Guardiola will "change the face of English football" when he takes charge of Manchester City this summer.
May 24, 18:44
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
Xavi expects Barcelona to win Copa del Rey
Former Barcelona midfielder Xavi 'expects' the Catalan giants to overcome Sevilla in the Copa del Rey final this weekend.
May 20, 21:12
Arsenal's French midfielder Mathieu Flamini celebrates scoring a goal during the English Premier League football match between Arsenal and Manchester City at the Emirates Stadium in London on March 29, 2014
Cesc Fabregas picks Mathieu Flamini as best midfielder he has played with
Cesc Fabregas says that Mathieu Flamini is the best midfielder that he has played alongside.
May 2, 17:36
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 wants to manage Barcelona
Ex-Barcelona midfielder Xavi admits that his main goal is to one day return to the club as head coach.
Apr 6, 17:11
Barcelona's Argentinian forward Lionel Messi vies with Real Madrid's Portuguese forward Cristiano Ronaldo during the Spanish league Clasico football match on October 26, 2013
Xavi: 'Cristiano Ronaldo not smart enough to rival Lionel Messi'
Xavi claims that Barcelona ace Lionel Messi's intelligence on the field sets him apart from Real Madrid rival Cristiano Ronaldo in terms of individual qualities.
Mar 27, 13:36
Xavi Hernandez for Barcelona on December 7, 2014
Xavi backs Riyad Mahrez for Barcelona move
Former Barcelona captain Xavi claims that Leicester City attacker Riyad Mahrez 'has what it takes' to represent the Catalan outfit.
Mar 25, 13:13
Italy's coach Antonio Conte follows the action during the UEFA Euro 2016 Group H qualifying football match Norway vs Italy on September 9, 2014
Preview: Italy vs. Spain
Sports Mole provides the lowdown ahead of Thursday evening's international friendly between European giants Italy and Spain.
Mar 24, 01:26
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

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2Barcelona1484234151928
3Sevilla148332520527
4Atletico MadridAtletico1474328111725
5Athletic Bilbao147252017323
6Villarreal146531910923
7Real Sociedad137242214823
8EibarEibar146352119221
9Celta Vigo146352426-221
10Las PalmasLas Palmas145542522320
11Malaga145452221119
12Espanyol144731717019
13AlavesAlaves144551417-317
14Real Betis144371728-1115
15Valencia144281925-614
16Leganes144281125-1414
17Sporting GijonSporting Gijon143381528-1312
18Deportivo La CorunaDeportivo132471323-1010
19Granada141581330-178
20Osasuna141491329-167
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