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"Xavi is the best midfielder in the world and one of the best passers in the wo source? 12:53, 26 June 2006 (UTC)

Ask any football fan and they will say he is ONE of those. why removoe it, just like on fabio capello's page it say regarded as one the best managers in world football, theres no source on there, so why here? also on xabi alonso's page its got roughly the same quote so why dont you remove that aswell then. you must be a madrid fan. Dont remove it again. Hitcher1

Also, the Barcelona website says his name is Xavi Hernandez Creus, not Xavier.


Yonatanh 12:54, 26 June 2006 (UTC)

It's xavier hernandez creus ask any barca fan or football fan. and on the game "football manager 2006" its xavier not xavi. Hitcher1

I personally think FM is a reliable source (hehe) but the editors here won't agree with you :) ugen64 02:10, 9 June 2007 (UTC)

Hitcher1 - citation added for "gamble to leave xavi at home...."

i've added some to xavi's top page, someone deleted last dont know why. alonso has virtually the same written about him and xavi is better than alonso so why not delete it on his then.Hitcher1

too much opinion on here.

man of the match for world cup 2006 spain vs ukraine was xabi alonso, not xavi.


In English we do not say Spanish League or Spanish Cup or even Spanish Super Cup. But we call them La Liga, Copa del Rey, and Supercopa de Espana. Also when watching a football game from Spain in the English language commentators, on Sky Sports, ESPN, BBC, ITV, FSC, Gol TV, etc..., refer to these competitions by their correct names. Therefore I ask you keep my revision of the honours section. Rupert1904 (talk) 16:12, 3 June 2010 (UTC)

Place of birth[edit]

The place of birth indicated in the table of information is different from the one pointed out in the article itself. Did Xavi born in a Catalonia Town Terrasa, or in the famous street of Barcelona? —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 23:23, 21 September 2007 (UTC) It now says that he was born in Bristol,Angola in the table of info. And when you click on the link to Bristol, it says it's in England. —Preceding unsigned comment added by Criles (talkcontribs) 20:27, 24 May 2010 (UTC)


I read a article about him, did he father Joaquín Hernández a professional footballer? Matthew_hk tc 11:53, 2 March 2008 (UTC)

Can you provide the article? I personally haven't heard that. Who does Joaquin Hernandez play for? Isaiah (talk) 01:51, 3 March 2008 (UTC)

He has tatooed the letters C E S C to his right hand and got engaged. This should be mentioned. And his brief career in Bukake film, big in Japan. — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 15:25, 15 July 2011 (UTC)

Anonymouse ==> Xavi's father was a coach, not a player —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 16:40, 25 January 2011 (UTC)

Xavi or Xavi Hernández?[edit]

Shouldn't this article be moved to "Xavi Hernández" with an accent over the 'a'? Vasu619 (talk) 12:05, 30 April 2009 (UTC)

English reports seem to just list him as plain "Xavi" (see here for example). I think Xavi is fine for the time being. If the English media begins to use his full name then we can move it. I'm going to create Xavi (disambiguation) now if that was your problem? Sillyfolkboy (talk) (edits) 15:07, 30 April 2009 (UTC)
Actually, I'm redirecting to Xavier and expanding that where possible. Sillyfolkboy (talk) (edits) 15:12, 30 April 2009 (UTC)


This guy is the best passer in the world and makes countless assists every game. Surely there should be an assist section on his appearance table at the bottom that's what his game is all about honestly if you removed the goals and replaced it with assists lol it would even make more sense.

I totally agree someone add his assists at least for 2008-2009 there are easy to find.

Xavi was La Liga's highest assisting player with 20. Xavi was also the top assister in the Champions League with 7.

La Liga : 20 Champions League : 7 —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 23:28, 21 December 2009 (UTC)

Where are statistics ?[edit]

I wondering : Why the statistics of Xavi don't include Goal Assists ... like Messi's statistics ?! even Xavi is famous for his Passes !. —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 00:50, 17 May 2010 (UTC)

--I can add the assists statistics since 2001/2002, but I need someone to edit the table to include an assists columnRenoog (talk) 22:09, 12 August 2010 (UTC)

Post here the source with the statistics, i can add them. –HD Ask, comment, talk! 23:15, 12 November 2010 (UTC)

Catalonia, Spain[edit]

Catalonia is in Spain. Removing this fact is considered vandalism. Use this section in talk to discuss if you have a problem with this fact and obtain consensus. Any change to place of birth without discussion and consensus will be considered vandalism and could lead to a block.

This subject has been discussed several times. Consensus was to leave only Catalonia, which is the region of birth. People say he is a Spanish player, since it is clear that he was born in Spain. raulseixas (talk) 30 October 2010 (UTC)

Yes but... Catalonia is a region of Spain. Consensus can not change or hide FACTS. And the fact is that in Wikipedia, the little local region of Catalonia is an invented state of Olimpics, or change its history to benefit secessionist little 25% of its population, or the money that secessionist local governor gives to Wikipedia to do this awful things is a shame... so please, put "Catalonia, Spain" in that photo of Xavi wearing a NON-official local regional casual sport training T-shirt. That cases of enciclopaedic corrupption are a shame for wikipedia. Thanks. And Catalonia is a region of Spain. Wikipedia must hear 90% of catalan-speakers, and not the money. — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 06:26, 14 April 2014 (UTC)
I agree with this. The biased use of Wikipedia to promote a systematic indoctrination and manipulation of facts for political purposes should stick for now to the Catalan Wikipedia, until the international Wikipedia foundation can make a decision on how to properly intervene against the use of a public service for the benefit of some.T.W. (talk) 18:39, 13 October 2014 (UTC)

Xavi stats not updated - Edit request from, 21 November 2010[edit]

in the right side bar it says: Senior career* 1998– Barcelona 360 (36) But in the article itself it says that Xavi has 540 appearances and 54 goals in Barca. which means the 360 (36) stats hasn't been updated for a while. (talk) 21:27, 21 November 2010 (UTC)

"Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only". Xavi had 360 La Liga matches. Kahkonen (talk) 17:49, 7 February 2011 (UTC)


There should be the catalan "and" marker between Xavi's two last names: Xavier Hernández i Creus. —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 22:19, 7 December 2010 (UTC)

Edit request from, 28 April 2011[edit]

Portsmouth Youth Team with the ridiculous amount of goals etc. (talk) 14:04, 28 April 2011 (UTC)

Where is that? Don't see it. -- Alexf(talk) 14:08, 28 April 2011 (UTC)
Not done: please be more specific about what needs to be changed. — Bility (talk) 18:29, 28 April 2011 (UTC)


Why does it say that he helped them win their 'third' champions league. It was their third in recent years, but it was their fourth overall. Check it on any website including wikipedia "UEFA Champions League". — Preceding unsigned comment added by Krankshaft (talkcontribs) 21:53, 4 June 2011 (UTC)

comment[edit] Over there, it says regarding his goal against Arsenal that it was an assist by Leo Messi, which is wrong (it was an assist by David Villa).

Marcelo Own Goal[edit]

The second Barcelona goal in the El Clasico on 10 December 2011 was credited as an own goal to Marcelo and not a goal by Xavi.LFP website

Introduction/number of games[edit]

There's Barca B-games in the description of the amount of games played by Xavi since making his first team debut, it should only include first team games in official competitions in my opinion. ForcaFCBarcelona (talk) 16:31, 4 March 2012 (UTC)

Edit request on 14 August 2012[edit] (talk) 19:53, 14 August 2012 (UTC)

Empty request RudolfRed (talk) 20:17, 14 August 2012 (UTC)

Feel like more could be added to the 2013/14 season[edit]

ie. mentioning he was again include in the FIFA World XI or that he captained the side to the Supercopa win. — Preceding unsigned comment added by SamCooper07 (talkcontribs) 22:09, 25 January 2014 (UTC)

WP:BEBOLD '''tAD''' (talk) 12:55, 11 May 2014 (UTC)

Copyright problem removed[edit]

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Xavi leaving?[edit]

It seems that there could be misunderstanding, Thus Barça has not yet announced about his departure nor his contract termination and they only said that Xavi is free to choose either stay or leave which is not 100% qualified by Barcelona, However there are reports claims that Alves confirms Xavi's departure which is not true news yet. Therefore please take this into consideration to change the section. Thank you — Prince Sulaiman (talk) 08:27, 11 July 2014 (UTC)


Only the Olympic silver is mentioned in the "Honours". Shouldn't U-19 World Cup, 2010 World Cup and two Euro Cups be also included in that? They are mentioned at Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo. Or am I missing something? — Yash! (Y) 08:51, 13 May 2015 (UTC)

Semi-protected edit request on 3 June 2015[edit]

Please add the following latest information in the last part of section Club career: "Since announcing his move to Al-Sadd, there were rumors that Xavi might join PSG on loan. However, he officially denied such claims." Source: [1] Irina.maneva (talk) 14:02, 3 June 2015 (UTC)

Red information icon with gradient background.svg Not done: no cited source Cannolis (talk) 14:52, 3 June 2015 (UTC)


  1. ^ xavi-i-will-not-play-for-psg

apps at al-sadd[edit]

table on the right hand side said 2(1)

while bottom big table says just one league apparance with 0 goals.

are there cup games not included in table? (someone might restrict table to copa del rey, which make no sense. table can change to "cup") Jazi Zilber (talk) 18:31, 30 September 2015 (UTC)

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