Xavi Hernández has been at the club from 1991 to 2015

On Saturday, FC Barcelona will play the last game of the 2014/15 league season at the Camp Nou against Deportivo la Coruña (6.30pm CET) and fans coming to the stadium will be able to enjoy all the excitement of celebrating the 23rd Liga title in club history and also take part in a thoroughly deserved send-off for club legend and first team captain Xavi Hernández, who has announced that he is leaving at the end of the season.

Xavi was just 11 when he joined FC Barcelona and came up the ranks before making his first team debut 17 seasons ago. He has gone on to make a record number of appearances in a Barça shirt and has won more honours than any other player in Spanish football history.

Photocall, mosaic and banner

Before the game starts, there will be a photocall on the grandstand forecourt, where fans can take their picture with the thank you image that has been especially designed for Xavi’s farewell. The fans will also be able to help form a mosaic to celebrate the conquest of the Liga title and also unfurl a giant banner to bid Xavi farewell.

When the game is over, Xavi will be presented with the league trophy, the eighth time he has won it. The title celebrations shall then commence and there will be a special goodbye ceremony for Xavi, including a video on the stadium scoreboards and some words from the man himself.

Join in on social networks

In addition, from Thursday a series of activities have been set in motion on social networks so that both fans and colleagues can post their tributes to Xavi.

As the club has already done for other first team players, it will be inviting fans from all around the world to put on their shirt and use the hashtag #6raciesXavi in honour of the most decorated player in club history.

The club’s website will be displaying some of the best tweets and posts from the fans using the #6raciesXavi hashtag, as well as others using the usual ones: #FCBWorld and #FCBFans.

Supporters can also honour Xavi in their social profiles by downloading the images that FC Barcelona has created in testimony to a man who has been in the first team for no fewer than 17 years.

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Commemorative shirt

Against Deportivo on Saturday, the club will also be wearing a special shirt bearing the words 'Thank you Xavi - 23 May 2015' (in Catalan) to commemorate the day of his last ever Liga game at the Camp Nou.

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