8. Xavi

Xavi playing for Barcelona in 2012
Xavi playing for Barcelona in 2012

Full nameXavier Hernández i Creus
Date of birth20 January 1980
Place of birthTerrassa, Spain
Educated in the Masia (Barcelona’s training center), Xavier (“Xavi”) has spent his entire career at FC Barcelona where he first arrived at the age of 11.

Xavi is considered the metronome of the team due to his vision and his passes which can pierce any defence. During the Fifa World Cup 2010, he had a 91% passing success rate.

With Messi and Iniesta, Xavi forms part of the perfect trio.

Between 2008 and 2012, the Blaugrana midfielder won every possible trophy with Barcelona and Spain including seven La Liga, six Supercopa, three Champions Leagues, the World Cup (2010) and three third places at the Ballon d’Or.


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