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 525 articles about Xavi. Articles 1 to 40:
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.
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
Xavi prepares to take a corner for Barcelona against Sevilla on September 14, 2013.
Barcelona's Xavi laments Getafe stalemate
Xavi admits that Barcelona's goalless draw with Getafe in La Liga was far from satisfactory.
Dec 13, 17:57
Lionel Messi of FC Barcelona with the match ball after scoring three goals during the La Liga match between FC Barcelona and RCD Espanyol at Camp Nou on December 7, 2014
Result: Lionel Messi hat-trick fires Barcelona to comeback victory over Espanyol
Barcelona come from a goal behind to see off local rivals Espanyol 5-1 at the Camp Nou.
Dec 7, 17:48
Espanyol's forward Sergio Garcia celebrates with Espanyol's defender Alvaro Gonzalez after scoring during the Spanish league football match FC Barcelona vs RCD Espanyol at the Camp Nou stadium in Barcelona on December 7, 2014
Half-Time Report: Barcelona, Espanyol level in Catalan derby
Barcelona score late on in the first half of their La Liga clash against local rivals Espanyol to ensure that the scoreline is locked at 1-1 at the break.
Dec 7, 16:49
Barcelona's Argentinian forward Lionel Messi celebrates with his teammates after setting a new La Liga goalscoring record during the Spanish league football match FC Barcelona vs Sevilla FC at the Camp Nou stadium in Barcelona on November 22, 2014
Preview: Barcelona vs. Espanyol
Sports Mole previews the Catalan derby between Barcelona and Espanyol in La Liga.
Dec 5, 23:51
Xavi prepares to take a corner for Barcelona against Sevilla on September 14, 2013.
Xavi: 'We deserved all three points'
Barcelona midfielder Xavi denies that his side were fortunate to beat Valencia on Sunday.
Dec 1, 15:42
Xavi prepares to take a corner for Barcelona against Sevilla on September 14, 2013.
Xavi: 'Difficult to stop football violence'
Barcelona midfielder Xavi pays his respects to the Deportivo La Coruna supporter that lost his life on Sunday.
Dec 1, 13:31
Barcelona's Argentinian forward Lionel Messi celebrates with his teammates after setting a new La Liga goalscoring record during the Spanish league football match FC Barcelona vs Sevilla FC at the Camp Nou stadium in Barcelona on November 22, 2014
Preview: Valencia vs. Barcelona
Sports Mole previews the La Liga fixture between Valencia and Barcelona.
Nov 28, 16:41
Xavi prepares to take a corner for Barcelona against Sevilla on September 14, 2013.
Xavi: 'Liverpool are a special club'
Barcelona midfielder Xavi admits that he admires Premier League side Liverpool.
Nov 15, 16:18
Spain's coach Vicente del Bosque during the Confederations Cup against Italy on June 27, 2013
Possible Spain XI for Euro 2016
Sports Mole picks out who could feature for Spain at Euro 2016.
Nov 15, 12:45
Atletico Madrid's Koke celebrates with team mate David Villa after scoring the opening goal against Barcelona during their Champions League quarter final match on April 9, 2014
Barcelona 'to move for Atletico Madrid's Koke'
Koke emerges as a possible transfer target for Barcelona, according to reports.
Nov 15, 02:02
Barcelona's Argentinian forward Lionel Messi celebrates after scoring during the Spanish league football match Rayo Vallecano de Madrid vs Barcelona at the Vallecas stadium in Madrid on October 4, 2014
Xavi: 'Lionel Messi would be even better in the Premier League'
Barcelona captain Xavi believes that Lionel Messi would score even more goals if he played in the Premier League.
Nov 14, 22:25
Luis Suarez of FC Barcelona looks on during the Joan Gamper Trophy match between FC Barcelona and Club Leon at Camp Nou on August 18, 2014
Xavi hails "extraordinary" Luis Suarez
Xavi says that Luis Suarez is a "natural leader" who can make the difference for Barcelona.
Nov 14, 20:56
Atletico Madrid's Koke celebrates after scoring the opening goal against Malaga during their La Liga match on January 4, 2013
Koke: 'Everyone within Spain camp needs to step up'
Atletico Madrid and Spain midfielder Koke believes that the burden for La Roja to improve their game should not fall solely on him.
Nov 13, 22:28
Xavi prepares to take a corner for Barcelona against Sevilla on September 14, 2013.
Xavi: 'Raheem Sterling, Ross Barkley could play for Barcelona'
Barcelona midfielder Xavi believes that Raheem Sterling and Ross Barkley are good enough to play for the Spanish giants.
Nov 11, 19:30
Tables
TeamPGDPTS
1Real Madrid245260
2Barcelona245356
3Atletico Madrid242853
4Valencia242250
5Sevilla241245
6Villarreal241644
7Malaga24-138
8Espanyol25-432
9Celta Vigo24131
10Real Sociedad24-627
11Eibar24-827
12Athletic Bilbao24-1027
13Getafe24-1226
14Rayo Vallecano24-1726
15Deportivo La Coruna24-1824
16Almeria24-1723
17Elche24-2323
18Levante24-2522
19Granada24-2219
20Cordoba25-2118