Xavier Aguado

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Xavier Aguado
Personal information
Full name Xavier Companys Aguado
Date of birth (1968-06-05) 5 June 1968 (age 48)
Place of birth Badalona, Spain
Height 1.86 m (6 ft 1 in)
Playing position Centre back
Youth career
Badalona
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1988–1990 Sabadell 50 (1)
1990–2003 Zaragoza 383 (22)
Total 433 (23)

* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

† Appearances (goals)

Xavier 'Xavi' Companys Aguado (born 5 June 1968) is a Spanish retired footballer who played as a central defender.

He spent 13 years with Real Zaragoza – 12 in La Liga – appearing in nearly 500 official games and winning three major titles.[1]

Football career[edit]

Born in Badalona, Barcelona, Catalonia, Aguado began playing football with local CF Badalona. After two seasons at local CE Sabadell FC in the second division, he joined Real Zaragoza in La Liga for the 1990–91 campaign, quickly establishing as first-choice whilst displaying aerial ability and team leadership alike (he would be early on named club captain).

Aguado was part of the Zaragoza team that beat Arsenal in the 1994–95 UEFA Cup Winners' Cup final.[2][3] From 1997 to 1999 he scored an impressive nine league goals combined, including a brace in a 2–2 home draw against SD Compostela on 28 September 1997.[4] However, during his 13-year career at the Aragonese, he also amassed a poor disciplinary record, collecting, in the league alone, 109 yellow cards and being sent off 18 times, the latter being an all-time worst in the competition.[5][6]

After Zaragoza's top flight relegation in 2001–02, Aguado retired from professional football (he was still with the squad during the following season, but made no appearances whatsoever) after 473 competitive games with the same team.[7]

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