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 627 articles about Xavi. Articles 1 to 40:
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
Barcelona's new player Turkish Arda Turan waves as he poses outside the Camp Nou stadium in Barcelona, prior to signing his new contract with the Catalan club, on July 9, 2015
Arda Turan: 'I can't replace Xavi Hernandez'
Barcelona new boy Arda Turan rejects the idea of him replacing the iconic Xavi Hernandez at Camp Nou.
Jul 11, 01:46
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
Agent: Marco Verratti "happy" at Paris Saint-Germain
Marco Verratti is "absolutely calm" in the wake of speculation linking him with a switch from Paris Saint-Germain to Barcelona, according to the player's agent.
Jul 6, 16:48
Juventus' French midfielder Paul Pogba celebrates after scoring during the Italian Serie A football match SSC Napoli vs Juventus FC on January 11, 2015
Five possible destinations for Paul Pogba
Sports Mole picks out five possible destinations for in-demand Juventus midfielder Paul Pogba, should he leave Turin this summer.
Jul 4, 12:58
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.
Jun 29, 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
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