Xavi Hernández could reach his 600th game as an Azulgrana at the Bernabéu / PHOTO: ARXIU FCB

During the post-training press conference Xavi Hernández said that “going to Madrid and winning is a pleasure.” Beyond the “footballing pleasure” that is winning at the Bernabéu, Barça’s master midfielder is about to cross an important threshold in this career: if he plays in what would be his 13th clásico, he will reach 600 official games with FC Barcelona.

This is Xavi’s 14th season with Barça. He made his debut in the Spanish Super Cup in 1998 thanks to Louis van Gaal, since then he’s been a permanent fixture in Barça’s midfield with Serra Ferrer, Antic, Rexach, Rijkaard and Guardiola. Barça’s vice-captain reached 300 official games as an Azulgrana player when he was 25 years old. Now, at 31, he’s about to reach 600.

63 scored goals

In Xavi’s 599 official games for the team he has scored a total of 63 goals. 42 of which came in the League, 10 in the Champions League, 7 in the King’s Cup, 3 in the Spanish Super Cup and 1 in the UEFA Cup. The only competitions that Xavi has not scored in are the European Super Cup and the Club World Cup.

The record holder

Xavi Hernández, who started playing for the Club in 1991, holds many of the Club’s individual records. Since January 2nd, 2011, after beating Migueli’s long-standing record, Xavi is the player with the most games for FC Barcelona. He's  also won the most League titles (6), tied with Ramallets and Guardiola. But now Xavi stands alone at the top of a long list of fantastic players that have donned the Barça shirt as the player with the most titles won for his Club, 18.

Titles and honours

With FC Barcelona:

- 3 Champions Leagues
- 6 Ligas
- 1 King's Cup
- 2 European Super Cups
- 5 Spanish Super Cups
- 1 Club World Cup

With Spain's National Team:

- 1 World Cup
- 1 Euro Cup

Individual honours:

- Best player of the Euro Cup 2008
- Third consecutive year as finalist for the FIFA Ballon d'Or