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 49)
Place of birth Badalona, Spain
Height 1.86 m (6 ft 1 in)
Playing position Centre back
Youth career
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.

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]




  1. ^ "El jugador que siempre estuvo allí (por Xavi Aguado)" [The player that was always there (by Xavi Aguado)] (in Spanish). El Periódico de Aragón. 17 November 2011. Retrieved 25 April 2014. 
  2. ^ "1994/95: Nayim's bolt from the blue sinks Arsenal". UEFA.com. 1 June 1995. Archived from the original on 22 August 2010. Retrieved 25 April 2014. 
  3. ^ "¿Qué fue de 'los héroes de París'?" [What happened to the 'heroes of Paris'?] (in Spanish). Heraldo de Aragón. 4 May 2015. Retrieved 9 June 2016. 
  4. ^ Ohen frustra la remontada (Ohen frustrates comeback); Mundo Deportivo, 29 September 1997 (in Spanish)
  5. ^ Aguado, perplejo ante el castigo que le cayó (Aguado, lost for words after punishment); Mundo Deportivo, 12 March 1997 (in Spanish)
  6. ^ "Los 12 más expulsados de la Liga" [The 12 with most ejections in Liga] (in Spanish). ABC. 20 February 2013. Retrieved 25 April 2014. 
  7. ^ "La afición zaragocista rindió homenaje a Xavi Aguado" [Zaragoza supporters paid homage to Xavi Aguado] (in Spanish). Diario AS. 30 May 2004. Retrieved 9 June 2016. 
  8. ^ "Zaragoza, no hay quinta Copa mala" [Zaragoza, no such thing as a bad fifth Cup] (in Spanish). ABC. 1 July 2001. Retrieved 11 June 2014. 

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