Xavi

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Xavi
Xavi Hernandez (18090182763).jpg
Personal information
Full name Xavier Hernández Creus
Date of birth (1980-01-25) 25 January 1980 (age 42)
Place of birth Terrassa, Spain
Height 1.71 m (5 ft 7+12 in)
Position(s) Midfielder
Club information
Current team
F.C. Barcelona (manager)
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1998-2015 Barcelona
2015- Al-Sadd
National team
2000-2014 Spain
Teams managed
2019–2021 Al-Sadd
2021– Barcelona
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only
Yann M'Vila and Xavi Spain-France Euro 2012.jpg

Xavier Hernández Creus (born 25 January 1980), known as Xavi, is a Spanish manager and former footballer. He is currently the manager of FC Barcelona in La Liga. After completing his career, Xavi switched to coaching, and in May 2019 he was appointed head coach of the Qatari club Al-Sadd. In November 2021, Xavi was appointed coach of his former club Barcelona.[1]

Xavi was known as one of the best midfielders of the world and as one of the best Spanish players of all time.[2]

Club career statistics[change | change source]

Xavi in Persepolis and Al Sadd Match.
Club Season League Cup Europe Other [3] Total
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals assists
Barcelona B 1997–98 39 3 39 3 ?
1998–99 18 0 18 0 ?
1999–2000 4 1 4 1 ?
Total 61 4 61 4 ?
Barcelona 1998–99 17 1 3 1 6 0 1 1 27 3 ?
1999–2000 24 0 4 1 10 1 0 0 38 2 ?
2000–01 20 2 7 0 9 0 36 2
2001–02 35 4 1 0 16 0 52 4 13
2002–03 29 2 1 0 14 1 44 3 5
2003–04 36 4 6 0 7 1 49 5 13
2004–05 36 3 1 0 8 0 45 3 11
2005–06 16 0 0 0 4 0 2 0 22 0 2
2006–07 35 3 7 2 7 0 5 1 54 6 7
2007–08 35 7 7 1 12 1 54 9 9
2008–09 35 6 5 1 14 3 54 10 31
2009–10 34 3 3 2 11 1 5 1 53 7 19
2010–11 31 3 6 0 12 2 1 0 50 5 16
2011–12 25 10 6 2 7 1 4 1 42 14 8
Total 408 48 57 10 137 11 18 4 620 74 140
Career totals 469 52 57 10 137 11 18 4 681 77 140

International career statistics[change | change source]

[4]

Spain national team
YearAppsGoals
2000 1 0
2001 1 0
2002 8 0
2003 5 0
2004 6 0
2005 11 1
2006 10 2
2007 11 2
2008 15 3
2009 14 0
2010
Total 82 8

References[change | change source]

  1. "Barcelona introduced Xavi as head coach".
  2. "Is Barcelona star Xavi the best centre midfielder of all time?". Goal.com. 30 November 2010. Retrieved 19 January 2014.
  3. Includes other competitive competitions, including the Supercopa de España, UEFA Super Cup, FIFA Club World Cup
  4. Strack-Zimmermann, Benjamin. "Xavi Hernández". www.national-football-teams.com.