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Xavi

Born: January 25, 1980 (age 40)

Height: 5'6.5" (170cm)
Weight: 10st 8lb (67kg)

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 765 articles about Xavi. Articles 1 to 40:
Al Sadd manager Xavi pictured at the Club World Cup in December 2019
Barcelona presidential candidate outlines plan to sack Koeman in favour of Xavi
Barcelona presidential candidate Victor Font suggests that he will replace Ronald Koeman with Xavi if he replaces Josep Maria Bartomeu next summer.
Aug 19, 23:30
Netherlands manager Ronald Koeman on September 6, 2019
Ronald Koeman affirms nothing has been signed amid Barcelona links
Holland manager Ronald Koeman won four LaLiga titles during his six years as a player at the Nou Camp.
Aug 18, 14:20
Barcelona midfielder Sergio Busquets pictured in July 2020
Sergio Busquets 'among players not wanted by Ronald Koeman at Barcelona'
Barcelona stalwart Sergio Busquets is reportedly among a host of high-profile players who could see his future at the club come under threat if Ronald Koeman takes over.
Aug 18, 14:04
Netherlands manager Ronald Koeman on September 6, 2019
Quique Setien sacked: Five leading contenders to take over as Barcelona boss
Quique Setien was dismissed following Barca's embarrassing mauling at the hands of Bayern Munich.
Aug 17, 20:42
Barcelona manager Quique Setien pictured in January 2020
Barcelona president Josep Maria Bartomeu appears to confirm Quique Setien sacking
Josep Maria Bartomeu seems to have confirmed the imminent departure of Barcelona head coach Quique Setien on the back of last week's 8-2 loss against Bayern Munich.
Aug 17, 09:05
Spurs boss Mauricio Pochettino prowls the touchline on September 28, 2019
Barcelona's next head coach: Five contenders to replace Quique Setien
Sports Mole looks at five contenders to replace head coach Quique Setien at Barcelona following the club's humiliating 8-2 loss to Bayern Munich.
Aug 16, 12:22
Al Sadd manager Xavi pictured at the Club World Cup in December 2019
Xavi rules out taking Barcelona job in near future
Barcelona's all-time record appearance-maker Xavi rules out taking over as the club's manager anytime soon due to "external noise" surrounding the Catalan giants.
Aug 13, 14:56
Arsene Wenger pictured in February 2019
Arsene Wenger 'rejects offer to replace Quique Setien at Barcelona'
Former Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger reportedly rejects an offer to take over from Quique Setien as Barcelona boss.
Aug 13, 10:46
Laurent Blanc in charge of Paris Saint-Germain in May 2016
Barcelona 'to appoint ex-Paris Saint-Germain boss Laurent Blanc for one season'
Laurent Blanc, out of work since leaving Paris Saint-Germain in 2016, is reportedly in contention to succeed Quique Setien as Barcelona's next head coach.
Jul 21, 19:13
Al Sadd manager Xavi pictured at the Club World Cup in December 2019
Josep Maria Bartomeu confirms that Xavi will be Barcelona manager
Barcelona president Josep Maria Bartomeu confirms that the club's record appearance-maker Xavi will take over as manager "sooner or later".
Jul 13, 08:47
Barcelona's Arturo Vidal celebrates scoring against Real Valladolid in La Liga on July 11, 2020
European Roundup: Arturo Vidal keeps Barcelona in hunt for La Liga title
The Argentine became the first player in Spain to both score and assist 20 goals or more in the same season.
Jul 11, 23:53
Al Sadd manager Xavi pictured at the Club World Cup in December 2019
Barcelona suffer blow in Xavi pursuit
Barcelona will seemingly miss out on appointing Xavi as their next manager after the club legend penned a new contract at Al-Sadd.
Jul 5, 18:04
Al Sadd manager Xavi pictured at the Club World Cup in December 2019
Xavi 'agrees lucrative deal to take over as Barcelona boss'
Former Barcelona midfielder Xavi agrees to become the Catalan outfit's new head coach this summer, according to a report.
Jul 4, 19:43
Barcelona manager Quique Setien pictured in January 2020
Report: Barcelona planning to sack Quique Setien at end of season
A report claims that it is now inevitable Barcelona will part company with boss Quique Setien at the end of the season, just half a year after his appointment.
Jun 29, 13:33
Adama Traore celebrates scoring for Wolves on October 6, 2019
Adama Traore to Liverpool: Would the Wolves winger be a good signing for Klopp?
Amid reports claiming Jurgen Klopp has contacted Adama Traore, Sports Mole looks at whether the Wolves winger would be a good signing for Liverpool.
May 29, 23:22
Ajax celebrate with the Champions League trophy in 1995
The Invincible Kings of Europe: Remembering Ajax's 1994-95 season
On the 25-year anniversary of Ajax's 1995 Champions League triumph, Sports Mole takes a look back at Louis van Gaal's era-defining team.
May 24, 16:42
Lionel Messi in action for Barcelona on September 17, 2019
Xavi hopes to manage Lionel Messi at Barcelona
Barcelona legend Xavi labels former teammate Lionel Messi as "the best player of all time" and backs him to continue playing for another six years.
May 5, 10:25
Al Sadd manager Xavi pictured at the Club World Cup in December 2019
Xavi confirms he turned down Barcelona job
Barcelona legend Xavi reveals that he turned down an offer to replace Ernesto Valverde in the Camp Nou dugout in January.
May 4, 20:18
Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola reacts on February 26, 2020
Xavi hails Pep Guardiola as "best coach in the world"
Xavi hails Manchester City manager and his former Barcelona boss Pep Guardiola as the "best coach in the world".
Apr 19, 20:53
Real Madrid's Cristiano Ronaldo and Barcelona's Lionel Messi leave the pitch at halftime in 2017
Wayne Rooney picks Lionel Messi over former teammate Cristiano Ronaldo
Manchester United legend Wayne Rooney believes that Lionel Messi is a better player than "ruthless" former teammate Cristiano Ronaldo.
Apr 19, 16:59
General view of Camp Nou, home to Barcelona, taken in May 2018
Andres Iniesta: 'Barcelona golden generation won't be repeated'
Club legend Andres Iniesta claims that Barcelona will struggle to produce another set of players similar to that of their 'golden generation'.
Apr 17, 17:52
Achraf Hakimi celebrates scoring for Dortmund on October 2, 2019
Wednesday's Transfer Talk Update: Achraf Hakimi, Marcelo, Emiliano Martinez
Sports Mole rounds up the latest confirmed transfer news and speculation from across the footballing world.
Apr 15, 07:57
Al Sadd manager Xavi pictured at the Club World Cup in December 2019
Xavi backs Barcelona pursuit of Neymar, Lautaro Martinez
Club legend Xavi acknowledges that he would like Neymar and Lautaro Martinez to complete a transfer to Barcelona.
Apr 14, 13:09
Inter Milan's Lautaro Martinez celebrates scoring their first goal against Borussia Dortmund on November 5, 2019
Tuesday's Transfer Talk Update: Lautaro Martinez, Hector Bellerin, Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang
Sports Mole rounds up the latest confirmed transfer news and speculation from across the footballing world.
Apr 7, 07:57
Galatasaray's new signing Radamel Falcao during the presentation on September 4, 2019
Radamel Falcao set for Qatar or Saudi Arabia move?
Galatasaray striker Radamel Falcao is reportedly considering a move to either Qatar or Saudi Arabia with clubs from each country making offers for the Colombian.
Apr 6, 15:53
Barcelona's Lionel Messi celebrates scoring their fifth goal on January 30, 2020
Barcelona legend Xavi: 'Only Lionel Messi is better than Ronaldinho'
Barcelona legend Xavi says that only Lionel Messi should be regarded as a better player than Ronaldinho in the history of football.
Apr 5, 17:49
Al Sadd manager Xavi pictured at the Club World Cup in December 2019
Coronavirus latest: How sports stars passed the time on March 29
Javi Martinez is growing a moustache and Chelsea-bound Hakim Ziyech has been in the kitchen.
Mar 29, 20:34
Al Sadd manager Xavi pictured at the Club World Cup in December 2019
Xavi insists he is "ready" to take Barcelona job
The former midfielder won eight league titles and four Champions Leagues with the club.
Mar 29, 12:56
Fernando Torres for Liverpool
Fernando Torres picks Liverpool trio in all-time XI
Former Liverpool, Chelsea and Spain striker Fernando Torres picks his ultimate XI of players he has played with, selecting three of his ex-Anfield teammates.
Mar 25, 18:52
Barcelona manager Quique Setien pictured in January 2020
Quique Setien 'was Barcelona's sixth choice'
Barcelona reportedly appointed Quique Setien as their new manager after being rejected by five other candidates.
Feb 2, 17:52
Al Sadd manager Xavi pictured at the Club World Cup in December 2019
Xavi confirms he rejected Barcelona job
Xavi says that he turned down the chance to replace Ernesto Valverde as head coach of Barcelona as it was "too soon" to take the job.
Jan 16, 13:34
New Barcelona manager Quique Setien on January 14, 2020
Quique Setien 'was Barcelona's fourth choice'
Quique Setien was Barcelona's fourth choice to replace Ernesto Valverde as manager, according to Spanish football expert Graham Hunter.
Jan 14, 23:33
Barcelona boss Ernesto Valverde pictured on December 10, 2019
Ernesto Valverde takes Barcelona training amid sack rumours
Barcelona boss Ernesto Valverde takes training as normal despite growing speculation that he will be sacked by the club imminently.
Jan 13, 13:05
Ernesto Valverde in charge of Barcelona on October 6, 2019
Barcelona to sack Ernesto Valverde today?
Barcelona will allegedly hold a board meeting on Monday as they consider parting ways with manager Ernesto Valverde.
Jan 13, 09:20
Tottenham Hotspur manager Mauricio Pochettino reacts on November 9, 2019
Barcelona 'consider Mauricio Pochettino as Ernesto Valverde replacement'
Barcelona view Mauricio Pochettino as a possible candidate to become their next manager, according to a report.
Jan 12, 23:58
Al Sadd manager Xavi pictured at the Club World Cup in December 2019
Xavi 'agrees to take over at Barcelona next summer'
Former Barcelona midfielder Xavi reportedly agrees to assume the managerial position from Ernesto Valverde in the summer.
Jan 12, 17:52
Al Sadd manager Xavi pictured at the Club World Cup in December 2019
Al Sadd chief confirms Barcelona in talks with Xavi to replace Ernesto Valverde
Al Sadd sporting director Muhammad Ghulam Al Balushi confirmed ahead of the Qatari side's game on Saturday that an approach had been made.
Jan 12, 09:18
General view of Crystal Palace's Selhurst Park taken November 2017
Saturday's Transfer Talk Update: Rayan Ait-Nouri, Gedson Fernandes, Federico Chiesa
Sports Mole rounds up the latest confirmed transfer news and speculation from across the footballing world.
Jan 11, 06:57
Bayern Munich's Joshua Kimmich celebrates scoring their first goal against Tottenham Hotspur on October 1, 2019
Saturday's Barcelona transfer talk news roundup: Joshua Kimmich, Sergi Roberto, Carles Alena
Here, Sports Mole rounds up the latest transfer talk for Barcelona on Saturday, January 11.
Jan 11, 06:24
Xavi celebrates winning the Champions League with Barcelona in June 2015
Barcelona 'offer Xavi two-and-a-half-year deal as manager'
Barcelona executives fly to Qatar to offer former midfielder Xavi a contract to replace Ernesto Valverde as manager, according to a report.
Jan 10, 23:16

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