Xavi

Born: January 25, 1980 (age 38)

Height: 5'6.5" (170cm)

Hometown: Terrassa, Spain
Nationality: Spain Spanish

Position: Centre-midfielder
Team: Al-Sadd (no. 6)
Xavi Hernandez for Barcelona on December 7, 2014
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Career History
Youth1991-1998Barcelona
Senior1998-2015Barcelona
2015-Al-Sadd
International2000-2014Spain
Sports Mole has 696 articles about Xavi. Articles 1 to 40:
Gareth Bale in action for Real Madrid in September 2017
Xavi: 'Real Madrid do not want to play attractive football'
Xavi insists that Real Madrid are unable to play 'beautiful football' in the same way as Barcelona as they too often go for a more direct approach.
Jan 10, 17:48
Barcelona forward Lionel Messi celebrates scoring during his side's Champions League group game against Juventus at the Camp Nou on September 12, 2017
Xavi: 'No comparison between Lionel Messi, Cristiano Ronaldo'
Xavi claims that "there is no comparison" between Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo as the Barcelona maestro makes more of a difference in games.
Dec 21, 14:39
Barcelona forward Lionel Messi celebrates scoring during his side's Champions League group game against Juventus at the Camp Nou on September 12, 2017
Gabriel Batistuta: 'Argentina have not adapted to Lionel Messi'
Former Argentina striker Gabriel Batistuta believes that Barcelona have adapted to Lionel Messi better than his country, and so have yielded more reward.
Dec 13, 17:52
A general shot of a Premier League football ahead of the Premier League clash between Everton and West Ham United at Goodison Park on October 30, 2016
Xavi: 'I will retire at end of season'
Al Sadd midfielder Xavi reveals that he will retire as a professional footballer at the end of the current season.
Nov 10, 15:42
Andres Iniesta celebrates with Lionel Messi after scoring during the La Liga game between Barcelona and Malaga on October 21, 2017
Andres Iniesta: '600 games nothing for Lionel Messi'
Barcelona captain Andres Iniesta tips Lionel Messi to set a potentially unbeatable appearance record for the Catalan giants.
Nov 6, 15:48
Neymar is unveiled as a Paris Saint-Germain player on August 4, 2017
Xavi: 'Neymar's Paris Saint-Germain move revealed at Lionel Messi's wedding'
Neymar informed his Barcelona teammates that he wanted to join Paris Saint-Germain at Lionel Messi's wedding in July, according to former teammate Xavi.
Oct 20, 11:08
A general shot of a Premier League football ahead of the Premier League clash between Everton and West Ham United at Goodison Park on October 30, 2016
Xavi: 'I want to manage Qatar'
Former Barcelona captain Xavi, who currently represents Al Sadd, reveals that he wants to manage the Qatar national team.
Oct 10, 16:59
Neymar is unveiled as a Paris Saint-Germain player on August 4, 2017
Albert Soler: 'Losing Neymar affected Barcelona transfer dealings'
Barcelona director Albert Soler admits that losing Neymar in a world-record deal to PSG had an impact on his side's transfer plans.
Sep 2, 20:57
A general shot of a Premier League football ahead of the Premier League clash between Everton and West Ham United at Goodison Park on October 30, 2016
Xavi: 'Barcelona have signed players who do not fit their system'
Xavi claims that former club Barcelona "have fallen asleep" this summer as they have failed to bring in the right type of players.
Sep 1, 21:59
Neymar is unveiled as a Paris Saint-Germain player on August 4, 2017
Xavi reveals 'surprise' at Neymar departure to Paris Saint-Germain
Barcelona legend Xavi reveals his surprise following the world-record departure of Brazilian forward Neymar to Paris Saint-Germain.
Aug 12, 10:58
Sandro Ramirez and Sergio Busquets during the La Liga match between Malaga and Barcelona on November 19, 2016
Sandro Ramirez looking to learn from Wayne Rooney at Everton
Everton youngster Sandro Ramirez admits that he is hoping to learn from Wayne Rooney in the same way that he did from the likes of Xavi and Andres Iniesta at Barcelona.
Jul 30, 12:25
A general shot of a Premier League football ahead of the Premier League clash between Everton and West Ham United at Goodison Park on October 30, 2016
Josep Maria Bartomeu tips Xavi to manage Barcelona
Barcelona president Josep Maria Bartomeu backs club legend Xavi, who is currently with Al Sadd in Qatar, to manage the Spanish giants in the future.
Jul 21, 14:20
Neymar in action for Barcelona during their La Liga clash with Granada at the Camp Nou on October 29, 2016
Neymar: 'Barcelona was like a video game'
Neymar reveals that he was too "embarrassed" to talk to his teammates when he first arrived at Barcelona from Santos.
Jul 2, 18:28
A general shot of a Premier League football ahead of the Premier League clash between Everton and West Ham United at Goodison Park on October 30, 2016
Xavi: 'Cristiano Ronaldo up against best footballer ever in Lionel Messi'
Xavi believes that Cristiano Ronaldo is a "spectacular footballer" whose problem is that he is playing in the same era as "the best player in history" in Lionel Messi.
May 2, 17:24
Dele Alli celebrates scoring during the Premier League game between Tottenham Hotspur and Southampton on March 19, 2017
Barcelona legend Xavi denies making Dele Alli claims to 'The Sun'
Xavi insists that he did not give an interview to The Sun regarding the future of Tottenham Hotspur midfielder Dele Alli.
Apr 26, 19:39
Dele Alli leaves the field afterthe Premier League game between Tottenham Hotspur and Chelsea on January 4, 2017
Mauricio Pochettino "cannot guarantee" Dele Alli will stay at Tottenham Hotspur
Mauricio Pochettino insists that he is only focused on the present and not the upcoming transfer window, having seen midfielder Dele Alli linked with a fresh move away.
Apr 25, 16:09
A general shot of a Premier League football ahead of the Premier League clash between Everton and West Ham United at Goodison Park on October 30, 2016
Xavi urges Barcelona to sign Marco Verratti
Former Barcelona star Xavi describes Marco Verratti as an "ideal signing" for the club.
Mar 7, 19:40
A general shot of a Premier League football ahead of the Premier League clash between Everton and West Ham United at Goodison Park on October 30, 2016
Xavi: 'Barcelona can still overcome Paris Saint-Germain'
Former Barcelona midfielder Xavi insists that the Spanish champions can still overcome Paris Saint-Germain to reach the quarter-finals of the Champions League.
Feb 18, 10:51
Bournemouth midfielder Jack Wilshere in action during his side's Premier League clash with Swansea City at the Liberty Stadium on December 31, 2016
Xavi: 'Pep Guardiola could sign Jack Wilshere'
Former Barcelona midfielder Xavi claims that Pep Guardiola could attempt to bring Arsenal's Jack Wilshere to Manchester City in the summer.
Feb 15, 13:26
Jack Wilshere in action during the Premier League game between Everton and Bournemouth on February 4, 2017
Jack Wilshere "left a massive impression" on Pep Guardiola
Pep Guardiola says that he is "so happy" to see Jack Wilshere back playing regular football with Bournemouth after years of niggling injury issues.
Feb 13, 15:29
A general shot of a Premier League football ahead of the Premier League clash between Everton and West Ham United at Goodison Park on October 30, 2016
Frank Lampard "in awe" when facing Barcelona at Camp Nou
Former Chelsea midfielder Frank Lampard says that he was "in awe" of Barcelona when the Blues faced the Catalan giants at Camp Nou.
Feb 8, 18:15
A general shot of a Premier League football ahead of the Premier League clash between Everton and West Ham United at Goodison Park on October 30, 2016
Xavi: 'China a big threat to Europe'
Former Barcelona midfielder Xavi says that the Chinese Super League "has to be taken very seriously" as a threat to European football.
Jan 6, 22:44
A general shot of a Premier League football ahead of the Premier League clash between Everton and West Ham United at Goodison Park on October 30, 2016
Xavi: 'Cristiano Ronaldo not worthy of Ballon d'Or award'
Xavi is adamant that former Barcelona teammate Lionel Messi is the best player in the world, despite Cristiano Ronaldo being crowned Ballon d'Or winner for 2016.
Dec 14, 15:52
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
A general shot of a Premier League football ahead of the Premier League clash between Everton and West Ham United at Goodison Park on October 30, 2016
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
A general shot of a Premier League football ahead of the Premier League clash between Everton and West Ham United at Goodison Park on October 30, 2016
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
A general shot of a Premier League football ahead of the Premier League clash between Everton and West Ham United at Goodison Park on October 30, 2016
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
A general shot of a Premier League football ahead of the Premier League clash between Everton and West Ham United at Goodison Park on October 30, 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
A general shot of a Premier League football ahead of the Premier League clash between Everton and West Ham United at Goodison Park on October 30, 2016
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
A general shot of a Premier League football ahead of the Premier League clash between Everton and West Ham United at Goodison Park on October 30, 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
A general shot of a Premier League football ahead of the Premier League clash between Everton and West Ham United at Goodison Park on October 30, 2016
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
A general shot of a Premier League football ahead of the Premier League clash between Everton and West Ham United at Goodison Park on October 30, 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
A general shot of a Premier League football ahead of the Premier League clash between Everton and West Ham United at Goodison Park on October 30, 2016
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
A general shot of a Premier League football ahead of the Premier League clash between Everton and West Ham United at Goodison Park on October 30, 2016
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
A general shot of a Premier League football ahead of the Premier League clash between Everton and West Ham United at Goodison Park on October 30, 2016
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
A general shot of a Premier League football ahead of the Premier League clash between Everton and West Ham United at Goodison Park on October 30, 2016
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
A general shot of a Premier League football ahead of the Premier League clash between Everton and West Ham United at Goodison Park on October 30, 2016
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
A general shot of a Premier League football ahead of the Premier League clash between Everton and West Ham United at Goodison Park on October 30, 2016
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

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