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 611 articles about Xavi. Articles 1 to 40:
Espanyol's Sergio Garcia vies with Villarreal's Bojan Jokic during a Spanish league football match on February 24, 2014
Espanyol confirm Sergio Garcia exit
Espanyol captain Sergio Garcia agrees to join Al Rayyan, after five years at the La Liga club.
18:13
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 glad to end Barcelona career on a high
Barcelona legend Xavi says that he was pleased to finish his playing career at the club with the "euphoria" of winning the treble.
Jun 26, 17:58
Koke for Atletico Madrid on October 4, 2014
Agent: 'Koke flattered by Barcelona interest'
Koke's agent says that the Atletico Madrid midfielder is "flattered" by rumours linking him to Barcelona but insists that nothing will come of it.
Jun 25, 01:26
Atletico Madrid's midfielder Koke celebrates after scoring during the Spanish league football match Atletico Madrid vs Valencia CF at the Vicente Calderon stadium in Madrid, on March 8, 2015
Koke "proud" of Barcelona interest
Koke speaks of his pride following reports that he is viewed by Barcelona as a good replacement for Qatar-bound Xavi.
Jun 16, 14:13
Spain's midfielder Sergio Busquets (L) vies for the ball with Belarus' midfielder Pavel Nekhaychik during the Euro 2016 group C qualifying football match between Belarus and Spain in Borisov, outside Minsk, on June 14, 2015
Player Ratings: Belarus 0-1 Spain
Sports Mole rates the players that took part in Spain's 1-0 Euro 2016 Group C qualifying win over Belarus in Borisov.
Jun 14, 23:10
Gary McAllister poses for a photo at the launch of BT Sport Europe on June 9, 2015
Interview: Former Leeds United and Liverpool midfielder Gary McAllister
Sports Mole catches up with Gary McAllister at the launch of BT Sport Europe to chat Champions League, Liverpool, Leeds United and more.
Jun 10, 20:02
Ivan Rakitic for Barcelona on February 11, 2015
Ivan Rakitic pays tribute to Barcelona legend Xavi
Barcelona midfielder Ivan Rakitic pays tribute to Xavi as the legendary midfielder begins a fresh start with Al Sadd.
Jun 10, 02:07
Xavi Hernandez for Barcelona on December 7, 2014
Xavi lands in Qatar
Veteran Spanish midfielder Xavi arrives in Qatar ahead of his presentation to Al Sadd.
Jun 9, 13:42
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
End of season report: Barcelona
Sports Mole takes an in-depth look at how Barcelona performed in the 2014-15 season.
Jun 9, 13:15
Xavi Hernandez for Barcelona on December 7, 2014
Outgoing Barcelona midfielder Xavi to be unveiled as Al-Sadd player
Departing Barcelona midfielder Xavi will be presented as an Al-Sadd player on Thursday June 11, the Qatari club announce on their Twitter page.
Jun 8, 19:46
The Barcelona team celebrate victory with the trophy after the UEFA Champions League Final between Juventus and FC Barcelona at Olympiastadion on June 6, 2015
Key stats: Juventus 1-3 Barcelona
Sports Mole takes a closer look back at Barcelona's 3-1 victory over Juventus in Berlin last night, with the aid of a selection of statistics.
Jun 7, 13:11
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
Andres Iniesta hails Xavi's "perfect goodbye"
Andres Iniesta pays tribute to long-serving Barcelona teammate Xavi, calling his Champions League final farewell the "perfect goodbye".
Jun 7, 06:48
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
Gerard Pique: 'Xavi deserves Champions League success'
Barcelona defender Gerard Pique says that Xavi is deserving of lifting the Champions League trophy in his 767th and final game for the club.
Jun 6, 23:33
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 hails 'perfect night'
Departing Barcelona midfielder Xavi admits that he 'cannot ask for any more' after winning a fourth Champions League with the Catalan outfit in Berlin.
Jun 6, 23:24
Luis Suarez of Barcelona scores his team's second goal during the UEFA Champions League Final between Juventus and FC Barcelona at Olympiastadion on June 6, 2015
Result: Barcelona win the 2015 Champions League
Barcelona win the 2015 Champions League final with a 3-1 victory over Juventus in Berlin.
Jun 6, 21:44
Xavi Hernandez for Barcelona on December 7, 2014
Xavi comes on for final Barcelona appearance
Barcelona midfielder Xavi comes on in the second half of the 2015 Champions League final against Juventus for what will be his final appearance for the Catalan outfit.
Jun 6, 21:22
Carlos Tevez of Juventus celebrates as he scores their second goal from a penalty during the UEFA Champions League semi final first leg match between Juventus and Real Madrid CF at Juventus Arena on May 5, 2015
Team News: Andrea Barzagli replaces Giorgio Chiellini for Juventus
Andrea Barzagli replaces Giorgio Chiellini in the Juventus team for the Champions League final against Barcelona, for whom Xavi is only on the bench.
Jun 6, 18:45
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
David Beckham pays Xavi tribute
David Beckham hails midfielder Xavi ahead of his final appearance for Barcelona in the Champions League final.
Jun 6, 17:17
A general shot of the Champions League trophy.
Champions League final in numbers
Sports Mole compiles a selection of statistics to further whet the appetite ahead of the Champions League final clash between Barcelona and Juventus.
Jun 6, 13:26
Xavi Hernandez for Barcelona on December 7, 2014
Xavi: 'I've never played with a better attacking trio in my career'
Barcelona midfielder Xavi reveals that the attacking trio of Lionel Messi, Neymar and Luis Suarez is the best that he has played with in his career.
Jun 6, 03:24
Lionel Messi runs with the ball during Barcelona's Champions League quarter-final clash with Paris Saint-Germain
Paul Scholes: 'Lionel Messi is the greatest player I've shared a pitch with'
Paul Scholes says that Lionel Messi is the greatest player he has shared a pitch with, putting the Argentine ahead of his former teammate Cristiano Ronaldo.
Jun 6, 02:32
A general shot of the Champions League trophy.
Preview: Champions League final - Juventus vs. Barcelona
Sports Mole brings you the lowdown on Saturday's Champions League final in Berlin between Juventus and Barcelona.
Jun 5, 12:09
Andrea Pirlo of Juventus FC celebrates the opening goal during the Serie A match between Torino FC and Juventus FC at Stadio Olimpico di Torino on April 26, 2015
Andrea Pirlo wanted by New York City FC?
New York City FC agree to sign Juventus midfielder Andrea Pirlo, according to a report.
Jun 3, 12:10
Xavi prepares to take a corner for Barcelona against Sevilla on September 14, 2013.
Xavi praises Andres Iniesta, Sergio Busquets
Barcelona midfielder Xavi says that he is "proud" to have played alongside Spanish teammates Andres Iniesta and Sergio Busquets at both club and international level.
Jun 2, 18:35
Barcelona's midfielder Andres Iniesta celebrates after scoring a goal during the Spanish Copa del Rey (King's Cup) semifinal first leg football match against Villarreal on February 11, 2015
Andres Iniesta pays tribute to Xavi
Andres Iniesta admits that he would pick Barcelona teammate Xavi over Juventus' Andrea Pirlo, but pays tribute to both players.
Jun 2, 15:56
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: 'Losing not an option'
Barcelona midfielder Xavi insists that his team will have to be at their best to beat Juventus in the Champions League final on Saturday.
Jun 2, 15:42
Xavi Hernandez for Barcelona on December 7, 2014
Xavi: 'Future is bright for Barcelona'
Barcelona midfielder Xavi insists that the Catalan outfit will continue to win titles in his absence.
Jun 2, 12:25
Xavi Hernandez for Barcelona on December 7, 2014
Lionel Messi hails Xavi
Barcelona midfielder Xavi "is the best player in Spain's history", according to Lionel Messi.
Jun 1, 18:34
Xavi Hernandez for Barcelona on December 7, 2014
Xavi: "I will not play for Paris Saint-Germain"
Barcelona midfielder Xavi, who is moving to Qatari side Al Sadd this summer, denies that he could join Paris Saint-Germain on loan.
Jun 1, 13:05
FC Barcelona fans display a huge banner tribute to Xavi Hernanez prior to the La Liga match between FC Barcelona and RC Deportivo de la Coruna at Camp Nou on May 23, 2015
Xavi: 'We want treble'
Barcelona midfielder Xavi calls on his team to complete a treble in the Champions League final against Juventus on June 6.
May 31, 15:05
Xavi Hernandez for Barcelona on December 7, 2014
Xavi: 'Lionel Messi's first goal was scandalous'
Barcelona captain Xavi believes that Lionel Messi's first strike in their Copa del Rey final victory over Athletic Bilbao was "one of the best goals he's ever scored".
May 31, 11:11
Barcelona's Argentinian forward Lionel Messi celebrates his goal past Barcelona's Brazilian defender Dani Alves during the Spanish Copa del Rey (King's Cup) final football match Athletic Club Bilbao vs FC Barcelona at the Camp Nou stadium in Barcelona on
Result: Barcelona secure domestic double with Copa del Rey triumph
Lionel Messi and Neymar get their names on the scoresheet as Barcelona defeat Athletic Bilbao 3-1 to lift the Copa del Rey for a 27th time.
May 30, 22:20
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.
May 29, 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
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Tables
TeamPWDLFAGDPTS
CBarcelona383044110218994
2Real Madrid383026118388092
3Atletico MadridAtletico38239667293878
4Valencia382211570323877
5Sevilla38237871452676
6Villarreal3816121048371160
7Athletic Bilbao381510134241155
8Celta Vigo381312134744351
9Malaga38148164248-650
10Espanyol381310154751-449
11Rayo Vallecano38154194668-2249
12Real Sociedad381113144451-746
RElcheElche38118193562-2741
14Levante38910193467-3337
15Getafe38107213364-3137
16Deportivo La CorunaDeportivo38714173560-2535
17Granada38714172964-3535
18EibarEibar3898213455-2135
RAlmeria3888223564-2932
RCordobaCordoba38311242268-4620