Produced on January 25, 1980, in Terrassa, Spain, Xavi Hernndez joined FC Barcelona’s La Masia training school at age 11. Embodying the fashion educated at La Masia, the midfielder used his exact passing abilities to lead Barcelona to multiple titles.
The son of a former professional soccer player, Xavi shown remarkable athletic skills at a very young age and joined La Masia, the training school of FC Barcelona, at age 11. An immediate rise through the school’s positions earned the midfielder a position on the 199798 reserve team, which won its division to earn a promotion. He was likewise an associate of the FIFA World Youth Championship winning team in 1999, and earned a silver medal in the 2000 Summer Olympics.
By 200405, Xavi was a leader of a gifted Barcelona side that featured fellow La Masia merchandises Carles Puyol and Andrs Iniesta, along with Brazilian stars Deco and Ronaldinho. Xavi’s fashion was considered an embodiment of the passing and going techniques taught in the Barcelona system, also it had been powerful enough lead Barcelona to league and Super Cup triumphs in 2005. Ripped knee ligaments driven Xavi to miss almost all of Barcelona’s La Liga–winning season and Champions League success in 2006, though he helped the team win another Super Cup that August.
Xavi’s profile received a boost along with his operation in the 2008 European Championship, when he scored in a semifinal triumph over Russia and helped on the only goal in the final vs. Germany to earn Player of the Tournament honors. It was the beginning of an amazing stretch for the excellent midfielder and his Barcelona teammates, who went to win a shocking six titles in 2009. Later, Xavi finished third in voting for the Ballon d’Or award for the first of three straight years. A couple of years afterwards, he again earned all-tournament honors in the European Championship as Spain became the very first nation to win three consecutive important international events.
With this much accomplishment under his belt, it was merely an issue of time prior to the playmaker secured the top position in the record books of his club and his nation. A success in the 2013 Super Cup gave Xavi 25 livelihood titles, tops among Spanish players, though he certainly expects to add to that particular amount before his brilliant career is completed.