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Xavi: A Spanish professional footballer Personal Details and FAQ

Last updated on August 22nd, 2023 at 03:40 pm

Born on January 25, 1980, Xavier Hernández Creus, also known as Xavi, is a former Spanish professional football player who is currently the manager of La Liga club Barcelona.

Renowned for his passing, vision, ball retention, and positioning, Xavi is widely considered one of the greatest midfielders of all time. Joining La Masia, the Barcelona youth academy, at age 11, Xavi made his first-team debut against Mallorca in August 1998.

A former club record-holder, he played 767 official matches and scored 85 goals. No player in the club’s history has played more European and FIFA Club World Cup matches combined than Xavi.

Xavi won 8 La Liga titles and 4 UEFA Champions League titles with Barcelona. Xavi came in 3rd place for the 2009 FIFA World Player of the Year, followed by third place for its successor award, the FIFA Ballon d’Or, in 2010 and 2011.

He was runner-up to Messi for the UEFA Best Player in Europe Award in 2011. He won four trophies with Al Sadd before retiring in 2019. Over 1,000 professional career appearances is a feat few recorded players can say they have accomplished, and he is one of them.

Early life:-

Xavi, who was born in Terrassa, Barcelona, Catalonia, joined FC Barcelona’s La Masia youth system at the age of 11 from UFB Jàbac Terrassa and Terrassa FC.

Joaquim, his father, was a former player for Sabadell in the first division. Josep Maria Gonzalvo’s Barcelona B team won promotion to the Second Division with Xavi as a key member.

As a child, Xavi not only looked up to compatriot playmaker Pep Guardiola at Barcelona, but also to English midfielders John Barnes, Paul Gascoigne, and Matt Le Tissier.

NameXavi
Full NameXavier Hernández Creus
Date of Birth25 January 1980
Birth PlaceTerrassa, Spain
Height1.70 m
PositionMidfielder
Current teamFC Barcelona
Debut as a club career5 May 1998
SpouseNúria Cunillera

Xavi is available on Twitter @Xavi

Here we have some FAQs about Xavi:

1. What is Xavi’s date of birth?

Xavi’s date of birth is 25 January 1980.

2. What is Xavi’s place of birth?

Xavi’s place of birth is Terrassa, Spain.

3. What is Xavi’s height?

Xavi’s height is 1.70 m.

4. When did Xavi play his first Club game?

Xavi made his Debut on 5 May 1998.

5. What is some unique achievement of Xavi in his football career?

Some unique achievements of Xavi in his football career are He was runner-up to Messi for the UEFA Best Player in Europe Award in 2011. He won four trophies with Al Sadd before retiring in 2019. Over 1,000 professional career appearances is a feat few recorded players can say they have accomplished, and he is one of them.

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