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We take a numerical look back at what has been a glorious career for Xavi Hernández both as a player and now as a coach.
Xavi played this many games for FC Barcelona, the highest total ever at the time although he has since been topped by Leo Messi (778). The breakdown is as follows: Liga: 505
Champions League: 157
Copa del Rey: 70
UEFA Cup: 13
Spanish Super Cup: 14
European Super Cup: 3
Club World Cup: 5.
The number of goals he scored in all competitions for Barça.
The number of coaches that Xavi played under at FC Barcelona: Louis van Gaal, Llorenç Serra Ferrer, Carles Rexach, Radomir Antic, Rank Rijkaard, Pep Guardiola, Tito Vilanova, Gerardo “Tata” Martino and Luis Enrique.
Xavi’s seasons in the senior team at Barça, from 1998 to 2015, although it was 24 seasons counted from his arrival as an U12.
Xavi’s titles at Barça, broken down as follows:
Liga: 8 (1998/99, 2004/05, 2005/06, 2008/09, 2009/10, 2010/11, 2012/13 & 2014/15)
Champions League: 4 (2005/06, 2008/09, 2010/11 & 2014/15)
Copa del Rey: 3 (2008/09, 2011/12 & 2014/15)
Club World Cup: 2 (2009/10 & 2011/12)
European Super Cups: 2 (2009/10 & 2011/12)
Spanish Super Cups: 6 (2005/06, 2006/07, 2009/10, 2010/11, 2011/12 & 2013/14).
Xavi after claiming the Spanish Super Cup title with a 5-4 aggregate win over Real Madrid in 2011
The number of Clásico games against Real Madrid that Xavi played.
After first wearing 16, the number 6 would be on the back of Xavi’s shirt for his entire playing career. Also, 6 June 2015 was the date of his last game for Barça, the Champions League final against Juventus.
His number of seasons at Al-Sadd, where he ended his playing career in 2019, after departing Barça in 2015.
His titles at Al-Saad, three of them in 2021, and broken down as follows:
Qatar Stars League: 2020/21
Qatar Cup: 2020, 2021
Qatari Super Cup: 2019
Emir of Qatar Cup: 2020, 2021
Qatari Stars Cup: 2019/20
He also guided the team to the semi-finals of the AFC Champions League.
There have been five previous FC Barcelona that graduated from the club’s own youth system, namely Ramon Llorens, Joaquim Rifé, Carles Rexach, Pep Guardiola and Tito Vilanova.
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