Xavier Hernández

Midfielders this one no more in doubt to great, He is the universal best midfielder in the 20th century, the original instruction Players Xavier Hernández Creus La Masia is a Spanish footballer, and answering her nickname is Xavi.

He played for FC Barcelona and has 83 times for Spain. She plays as attacking midfielder, he numbered the back 6. He managed to bring the Spanish national team won the European Cup in 2008 and 2010 FIFA World Cup. Xavi also earned a best player in Euro 2008 championships.

Personal Information

Full name : Xavi Hernández
Date of birth : January 25, 1980 (age 31)
Place of birth : Terrassa, Catalonia, Spain
Height : 1.70 m (5 ft 7 in)
Playing position : Midfielder, the captain

Club Information
Current club : FC Barcelona
Number : 6

Early Life
Born in Terrassa, Barcelona, Catalonia, Xavi is a product of Barcelona's La Masia youth system and has been a regular at Camp Nou since the age of 11. He made his way through the youth and reserve teams and was a key member of Jordi Gonzalvo's FC Barcelona B team that won promotion to the Second Division.

Club Career

The development of the team earned him his first team debut on 18 August 1998 in the Super Cup final, where he scored against RCD Mallorca. In La Liga debut against Valencia CF came on October 3, 1998 in a 3-1 victory for Barcelona. Initially displays intermittently good for backup and the senior team, Xavi scored in just 1-0 win over Real Valladolid as Barcelona 10 in the league. Sustained impressive performance meant that he became a key member of the title-winning team of Louis van Gaal's. An injury to Pep Guardiola in the following 1999-00 season means that the main Barcelona playmaker Xavi become, a position he has retained ever since.

He was vice captain in the 2004-05 season. In the 2005-06 season, Xavi tore ligaments in his left knee in training, he was out of action for five months, missing most of the playing season, but returned in April and is on the bench substitute for the UEFA 2006 Champions League final.

2008-2009 season
He is the main part of Barcelona's treble and scored his fourth in a 4-1 victory in the Copa del Rey final against Athletic Bilbao 2008-09, with a free kick. In La Liga, among the many games, one of the most significant is the El Clásico 6-2 victory vs Real Madrid on May 2. He helped 4 of 6 goals (once for Puyol, once for Henry and Messi twice). Finally, Xavi helped Barcelona win the 2009 Champions League Final against Manchester United, which ended 2-0, the second goal helped by sending the ball to Lionel Messi header after 69 minutes. Xavi was voted "best midfielders UEFA Champions League" for his contributions during the 2008-09 campaign Barcelona win the Champions League. Xavi is the tallest player that helped La Liga with 20 assists. He also helped the tallest player in the Champions League with seven assists. Xavi get 29 assists that season overall. Xavi is under contract to Barça until 2014 after extending his contract during the 2008-09 season. The new contract will make him one of the recipients of the biggest clubs, and he is entitled to € 7.5 million a year.

2009-2010 season
During the 2009-10 season, the reporter noted contribution to the side of Barcelona's Xavi. For example: "Quite simply the best player of all time world class for several years now., That is the last three seasons in particular where 30 years have Untouchables. Through Xavi was there with Michel Platini, he creates countless goals with genius through the ball while almost never let go of ownership. "

In the 2009-10 season, Xavi again occupied the help Both the table and provided assists in Barcelona's 2-0 victory against Real Madrid at the Santiago Bernabeu. He recognized two of Barcelona's best player in the election season for Barcelona won the league title with a record 99 points. On June 3, 2010, Madrid-based Marca newspaper Xavi Awarded third place in the Trofeo Alfredo Di Stefano award annually to the best player in La Liga, behind Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo.

2010-2011 season
On June 9, 2010, Xavi signed a new 4 year contract with the club, which can be automatically extended until June 30, 2016 based on the number of games played on November 29. He scored the third goal against arch-rivals Real Madrid in a 5-0 home victory. On December 18 he scored more goals in the victory against RCD Espanyol 1-5. In the Champions League, Xavi scored valuable against the English club Arsenal during the Champions League home game in which saw Barcelona through to the quarter-finals by helping with teammate David Villa.

He was one of three finalists for the 2010 FIFA Ballon d'Or, along with Barcelona teammates Lionel Messi and Andrés Iniesta. He finished third behind Messi and Iniesta voice. He narrowly lost Lionel Messi to win Player of the Year designation of World Soccer Magazine.

On January 2, 2011, in a league match against Levante UD, Xavi made ​​his 549th appearance for the club in all competitions, matching the record held by Migueli. After this match Xavi is the player with most appearances with Barcelona of all time.

2011-2012 season
Xavi scored the 2011-12 season in fine form and seemed to grow in influence despite the team's long-anticipated return of Cesc Fabregas and Thiago Alcantara added promotions to create competition for places in Barca's star-studded midfield. Press-A against Real Sociedad which was followed by a nice lob in the 8-0 with goals from Osasuna further persecute came from a header in the win over Racing Santander and a beautiful 25-yrd free kick vs Granada CF. Xavi scored his first UEFA Champions League goal of the campaign when he netted the winner at the San Siro to make sure Barcelona finished top the group with a 3-2 victory over AC Milan. It was announced on December 5, 2011 that Xavi once again make a list of three people late for FIFA Ballon d'Or.

Xavi made ​​600 club appearances in El Clásico, a game which Barca won 3-1 despite going a goal down in the opening seconds of the match. Midfielder marked the occasion with a goal, a long-range volley which took a big deflection off for wrong-foot Marcelo Casillas. Xavi won five trophies in 2011, and 19 as a whole, when he scored and made goals in the FIFA Club World Cup final against Santos FC in December. Xavi put the first goal for Lionel Messi before volleying in the second to claim the seventh goal in all competitions. Eighth followed soon after, when Xavi scored the fourth goal in Barca's 9-0 victory against incredible CE L'Hospitale

International Career
Xavi Hernandez ability on the football field has led the team to many titles and placing it among the most decorated player of all time. The playmaker has won a major international title with FC Barcelona in Spain and the World Cup U-20 Cup. , FIFA Club World Cup and FIFA World Cup. His success on the European stage, including winning the UEFA European Football Championship and the Champions League twice. Xavi also took six BBVA Champions League and play in the Barcelona side that won the treble Spain unprecedented famous, culminating in a record six trophies, sextuple, in a calendar year On 25. March 2011, Xavi earned his 100th cap for Spain in a 2-1 home victory against Czech Republic in Euro 2012 qualifiers.

 2010 World Cup
Xavi named in Spain squad for World Cup 2010 in South Africa, culminating in winning the World Cup title. Veteran midfielder finished with a 89 percent pass completion rate during the tournament, Completing 599 passes out of 669 passes attempted for all seven Spanish game. They reached the final of the World Health Organization or the third place match, Xavi led the field in passing the test, pass over, trying to angle, angle finish, and delivery in the penalty area.

Style of Play
Xavi shares to claim as one of the best midfielders of his generation depends largely on its ability to find and exploit space. As said by Xavi himself: "That's what I do: look for space. All day. I am always looking for". Xavi good normal vision, determining accurate passes and ball control world class allows him to dictate the flow of ownership rarely playing temporary release. His ability to completely control a couple of games he got the nickname, "Puppet Master".



La Liga : 6
1998–99, 2004–05, 2005–06, 2008–09, 2009–10, 2010–11
Copa del Rey : 1
Supercopa de España : 5
2005, 2006, 2009, 2010, 2011
UEFA Champions League : 3
2005–2006, 2008–09, 2010–11
UEFA Super Cup : 2
2009, 2011
FIFA Club World Cup : 2
2009, 2011

National team

• FIFA World Youth Championship : 1
• UEFA European Football Championship : 1
• FIFA World Cup : 1

FIFA Ballon d'Or Third place : 2010
Ballon d'Or Third place : 2009
FIFA World Player of the Year Third place : 2009
UEFA Best Player in Europe Award Second place : 2011
World Soccer Player of the Year (1): 2010
FIFA World XI (3): 2008, 2009, 2010
La Liga Breakthrough Player of the Year (1): 1999
La Liga Spanish Player of the Year (1): 2005
UEFA Champions League Final Man of the Match (1): 2009
UEFA Euro Player of the Tournament (1): 2008
UEFA Euro Team of the Tournament (1): 2008
World's Best Playmaker (3): 2008, 2009, 2010
UEFA Team of the Year (3): 2008, 2009, 2010
UEFA Champions League Midfielder of the Year (1): 2008–09
ESM Team of the Year (2): 2008–09, 2010–11
La Liga Midfielder of the Year (2): 2009, 2011
FIFA Club World Cup Bronze Ball (1): 2009
Trofeo Alfredo Di Stéfano Second place : 2010
FIFA World Cup All-Star Team (1): 2010
FIFA Club World Cup Silver Ball (1): 2011

Gold Medal of the Royal Order of Sporting Merit : 2010
Prince of Asturias Awards (1) : 2010

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