The official website for European football

Xavi Hernández

Published: Wednesday 31 October 2012, 16.29CET
FC Barcelona
Published: Wednesday 31 October 2012, 16.29CET

Xavi Hernández

FC Barcelona

• Helped Spain retain their UEFA European Championship crown in Poland and Ukraine, producing a typically inspired performance in the final against Italy, in which he set up two of his team's four goals.

• Won the Copa del Rey with FC Barcelona and, although the Azulgrana failed to win the Liga for the fourth year in succession, he scored ten times in the championship, reaching double figures for the first time in his career.

• Started his 15th season as a Barça first-team player with a bang as the team now coached by Tito Vilanova dropped just two points in the Liga by the end of October and also won their first three UEFA Champions League group games.

Last updated: 11/12/12 17.53CET

Related information

Player profiles

http://www.uefa.com features

Who exactly are Zorya Luhansk?
  • Who exactly are Zorya Luhansk?
  • Handy on the wing: Europe's footballing birds
  • Pick of the 2016 WU19 EURO photos
  • Watch Netherlands beat Spain in 2014 final
  • France's Griezmann on 2010 Under-19 triumph
  • The rise of Leicester and England's Jamie Vardy
  • Manchester City signing İlkay Gündoğan in profile
  • EURO cult heroes: 2012 – Jordi Alba
  • Camille Abily introduces champions Lyon
  • EURO history makers: 2012 - Andrés Iniesta
1 of 10