Xavi Hernández

  • Date of birth : 25/01/1980
  • Position : Midfield
  • Country : Spain Spain
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Xavi Hernández

Clubs: FC Barcelona

• A FIFA U-20 World Cup winner with Spain in 1999 and silver medallist at the 2000 Olympic Games, Xavi made his full national team debut in the same game as club-mate Carles Puyol on 15 November 2000 against the Netherlands.

• A fringe player at the 2002 FIFA World Cup and an unused squad member at UEFA EURO 2004, he was first choice at the 2006 World Cup after returning from a six-month injury lay-off and Spain's star performer in their UEFA EURO 2008 triumph.

• Spanish champion in 2004/05 and again the following season but played only the first four matches of Barcelona's victorious 2005/06 UEFA Champions League campaign due to knee ligament damage sustained in November.

• His tenth UEFA Champions League campaign, in 2008/09, brought victory and the man of the match award in the final against Manchester United FC; also triumphant in the Liga, Copa del Rey, Spanish Super Cup, UEFA Super Cup and FIFA Club World Cup.

• Voted into the tournament's All-Star Team in Spain's World Cup success in South Africa; overtook Migueli at the top of Barça's all-time appearance list the following January, a 1-1 draw with Athletic Club his 550th outing, and he claimed his sixth Liga title four months later.

• Earned his 100th cap for Spain on 25 March 2011 during a UEFA European Championship qualifier against the Czech Republic in Granada. Xavi received a commemorative cap and medal from UEFA to mark that milestone on 10 November 2011 at a ceremony in Madrid hosted by the Royal Spanish Football Federation (RFEF).

• "Many thanks to UEFA for the award, it's a beautiful acknowledgement and fills one with joy," he said. "I've been with the team for many years now and when you look back there are fantastic memories."

• Imperious in the 2011 UEFA Champions League final at Wembley as Barcelona defeated Manchester United in the showpiece for the second time in three seasons; gave the best goalscoring return of his career in 2011/12 with ten Liga goals, two in the Copa del Rey – which Barcelona won – and one in the 4-0 FIFA Club World Cup final success against Santos FC.

• Voted into the Team of the Tournament as Spain retained their European title by beating Italy 4-0 in the UEFA EURO 2012 final.

UEFA honours
UEFA European Championship: winner 2008, 2012
UEFA EURO 2008: Player of the Tournament, Team of the Tournament
UEFA EURO 2012: Team of the Tournament
UEFA Champions League: winner 2006, 2009, 2011
UEFA Super Cup: winner 2009, 2011
UEFA Club Midfielder of the Year: 2009
UEFA.com users' Team of the Year: 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012

Last updated: 16/01/14 16.28CET


Match log

The home team is listed first.Last updated: 24/06/2014 01:15 CET
07.09.2012Friendlies 2014-16First roundSpainSpain5-0Saudi ArabiaSaudi Arabia4410
11.09.2012FIFA World CupQualifying roundGeorgiaGeorgia0-1SpainSpain9000
12.10.2012FIFA World CupQualifying roundBelarusBelarus0-4SpainSpain7601
16.10.2012FIFA World CupQualifying roundSpainSpain1-1FranceFrance9000
26.03.2013FIFA World CupQualifying roundFranceFrance0-1SpainSpain9000
08.06.2013Friendlies 2014-16First roundSpainSpain2-1HaitiHaiti1700
18.08.2013Spanish LigaBarcelonaBarcelona7-0LevanteLevante9010
25.08.2013Spanish LigaMálagaMálaga0-1BarcelonaBarcelona9000
06.09.2013FIFA World CupQualifying roundFinlandFinland0-2SpainSpain9000
10.09.2013Friendlies 2014-16First roundSpainSpain2-2ChileChile4600
14.09.2013Spanish LigaBarcelonaBarcelona3-2SevillaSevilla9000
21.09.2013Spanish LigaRayo VallecanoRayo Vallecano0-4BarcelonaBarcelona8401
24.09.2013Spanish LigaBarcelonaBarcelona4-1Real SociedadReal Sociedad9000
28.09.2013Spanish LigaAlmeríaAlmería0-2BarcelonaBarcelona6100
05.10.2013Spanish LigaBarcelonaBarcelona4-1ValladolidValladolid9010
11.10.2013FIFA World CupQualifying roundSpainSpain2-1BelarusBelarus9010
15.10.2013FIFA World CupQualifying roundSpainSpain2-0GeorgiaGeorgia6600
19.10.2013Spanish LigaOsasunaOsasuna0-0BarcelonaBarcelona6800
26.10.2013Spanish LigaBarcelonaBarcelona2-1Real MadridReal Madrid9000
01.11.2013Spanish LigaBarcelonaBarcelona1-0EspanyolEspanyol9000
10.11.2013Spanish LigaBetisBetis1-4BarcelonaBarcelona9000
01.12.2013Spanish LigaAthleticAthletic1-0BarcelonaBarcelona7800
14.12.2013Spanish LigaBarcelonaBarcelona2-1VillarrealVillarreal2800
05.01.2014Spanish LigaBarcelonaBarcelona4-0ElcheElche6500
11.01.2014Spanish LigaAtléticoAtlético0-0BarcelonaBarcelona9000
16.01.2014Spanish CupFifth roundGetafeGetafe0-2BarcelonaBarcelona2000
19.01.2014Spanish LigaLevanteLevante1-1BarcelonaBarcelona8401
22.01.2014Spanish CupQuarter-finalsLevanteLevante1-4BarcelonaBarcelona9000
26.01.2014Spanish LigaBarcelonaBarcelona3-0MálagaMálaga7800
01.02.2014Spanish LigaBarcelonaBarcelona2-3ValenciaValencia6500
05.02.2014Spanish CupSemi-finalsBarcelonaBarcelona2-0Real SociedadReal Sociedad9000
09.02.2014Spanish LigaSevillaSevilla1-4BarcelonaBarcelona000
12.02.2014Spanish CupSemi-finalsReal SociedadReal Sociedad1-1BarcelonaBarcelona6600
02.03.2014Spanish LigaBarcelonaBarcelona4-1AlmeríaAlmería9010
08.03.2014Spanish LigaValladolidValladolid1-0BarcelonaBarcelona9000
16.03.2014Spanish LigaBarcelonaBarcelona7-0OsasunaOsasuna6200
23.03.2014Spanish LigaReal MadridReal Madrid3-4BarcelonaBarcelona9000
29.03.2014Spanish LigaEspanyolEspanyol0-1BarcelonaBarcelona9000
05.04.2014Spanish LigaBarcelonaBarcelona3-1BetisBetis8800
16.04.2014Spanish CupFinalBarcelonaBarcelona1-2Real MadridReal Madrid9000
20.04.2014Spanish LigaBarcelonaBarcelona2-1AthleticAthletic7000
27.04.2014Spanish LigaVillarrealVillarreal2-3BarcelonaBarcelona6200
03.05.2014Spanish LigaBarcelonaBarcelona2-2GetafeGetafe8700
11.05.2014Spanish LigaElcheElche0-0BarcelonaBarcelona900
17.05.2014Spanish LigaBarcelonaBarcelona1-1AtléticoAtlético1300
30.05.2014Friendlies 2014-16First roundSpainSpain2-0BoliviaBolivia6100
07.06.2014Friendlies 2014-16First roundEl SalvadorEl Salvador0-2SpainSpain1600
13.06.2014FIFA World CupFinal tournament - Group stageSpainSpain1-5NetherlandsNetherlands9000

UEFA Best Player in Europe Award


Team of the Year

General info

  • Name: Xavi Hernández
  • Position: Midfield
  • Date of birth (Age): 25/01/1980 (34)
  • Country: Spain
  • Squad number: 6
  • Club: Barcelona ( ESP)

  • Height: 170cm
  • Weight: 68kg

  • Currently playing:
    • UEFA Champions League 2013/14
    • FIFA World Cup 2012/14

  • UEFA competition debut:
  • Club: UEFA Champions League (Group stage)
    16/09/98: Man. United 3-3 Barcelona
  • National team: UEFA Meridian Cup (First round)
    31/01/97: Portugal 1-1 Spain

Career statistics

National team record in UEFA competitions

Spain U-21204
Spain U-1890
Spain MERI50

Club record in UEFA competitions

UEFA Champions League
UEFA Super Cup
UEFA Europa League
Last updated: 24/06/2014 01:15 CET
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