Xavi Hernandez is a professional football player who is currently playing as a midfielder in a Qatar based club Al Sadd SC. In detail, we analyze how Xavi Hernandezstood out as one of Spain’s star players in our Xavi Hernandez’s biography facts, childhood, career, net worth, relationship , parents, education, profile and personal life.
Xavi Hernandez Biography, Facts Rundown, Childhood & Profile
Xavi was born on Born on January 25, 1980, in Barcelona, Catalonia to parents (mother), Maria Mercè Creus and (father), Joaquim Hernández. Joaquim a former professional footballer had played for Sabadell in the first division thus paving the way for his son .Young Xavi made his way to prestigious Barcelona football family’s youth club, La Masia. He started as a center back in U12 team and learned his team ethos in Barca.
Xavi Hernandez Professional Facts & Football Career
Xavi took center stage in 1998, when he broke the national headlines in his first season of senior career. He scored in his debut in La Liga and made Barca victorious by 3-1. Due to Xavi’s sustained impressive performances, the following year, he was honored with La Liga Breakthrough Player of the Year.
By 2004, Xavi was assigned vice-captain of the team and handled leadership with immense responsibility, helping Barcelona in winning La Liga and Supercopa de Espana for two consecutive years. He was also adjudged La Liga Spanish Player of the Year.
Xavi’s magical assists, creative passing techniques, and breathtaking performances earned him Player of the Tournament award at the Euro 2008. Xavi was a major part of Barcelona’s treble and netted the fourth goal in the 4–1 win in the 2009 Copa del Rey final against Athletic Bilbao.
He was voted “UEFA Champions League Best Midfielder” for his contribution during Barcelona’s victorious 2008-09 Champions League campaign. Xavi was La Liga’s highest assisting player with a total of 20 assists. He was earning whopping €7.5 million a year during this period and was the club’s biggest earner.
By 2010, Xavi was enlisted as one of the three finalists for the FIFA Ballon d’Or, alongside Barcelona teammates Lionel Messi and Andrés Iniesta. However, Xavi finished third on the vote, behind Messi and Iniesta but he did defeat Messi to win Player of the Year award from World Soccer Magazine.
On the 2nd January 2011, against Levante, Xavi made his 549th appearance for the club in all competitions, matching the record held by Migueli. Following this match, Xavi became the most rated Barcelonian player’s of all time.
During Xavi’s last season in the Barca family, he was assigned the captain of the team. Ha also made his 500th appearances in La Liga- the then 8th highest of all time. Xavi appeared as a 78th-minute substitute for Andrés Iniesta to make his final appearance for Barcelona during the 2015 Champions League final, where the club defeated Juventus in the European Cup under the leadership of Xavi. Thus making Barcelona the first club in history to win the treble of domestic league, domestic cup, and European Cup twice.
Xavi then left Barcelona after 24 years and became a part of a Qatar club Al Sadd for three years in 2015. On 13 September 2015, he made his debut for Al-Sadd in a 4–0 win over Mesaimeer, assisting in the team’s first goal. In the following match, he scored his first goal for the club in a 2–2 draw with Umm Salal.
By 29 April 2017, he won his first trophy with Al Sadd as they secured a 2–1 victory over El Jaish in the Qatar Cup final. He has made overall 60 appearances for the team and scored at 18 times.
Xavi has been grown to become an integral part of national team of Spain at various age stages. He played for Spain in U17, U18, U20, U21, U23 and from 2000 to 2014 in the core team. While playing in the 2000 Sydney Olympics, he was the member of silver medalist team.
He was named Euro 2008’s Player of the Tournament after Spain’s defeat against Germany 1–0 in the final. Besides being dominant in the midfield, Xavi was quick with his metronomic passing and his reading of the game was pivotal to Spain’s success.
In 2010, Spain went on to win their maiden FIFA World Cup and Xavi’s contribution in this venture could be evaluated by the fact that he was the one who provided the most number of accurate passes, 599 with a passing success rate of 91%, and also to cross the ball inside the 18-yard box more than any other player in the tournament.
He also played for Spain during the Euro 2012, which Spain won by defeating Italy 4–0 in the finals. With Xavi providing two assists in the final, he became the first player to register assists in two European Championship finals.
Xavi Hernandez Net worth
Xavi Hernandez earns £160,000 weekly, putting his net worth at a whopping $40 million as of 2019.
Xavi Hernandez Girlfriend & Personal Life
Xavi Hernandez is currently married to girlfriend turned wife Núria Cunillera
Xavi Hernandez Salary
Xavi Hernandez earns £160,000 as a weekly salary.
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