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    The king Xavi Hernández Creus

    Post by Shiko on Mon Mar 23, 2009 1:29 pm


    This is a Spanish name; the first family name is Hernández and the second is Creus.
    Xavier Hernández Creus (born 25 January 1980 in Terrassa, Barcelona, Catalonia), commonly known as Xavi, is a Spanish footballer who plays as a central or defensive midfielder for FC Barcelona. He has been capped more than 60 times for the Spanish national team. He played for his country at 2000 Summer Olympics, 2002 FIFA World Cup, UEFA Euro 2004, 2006 FIFA World Cup and UEFA Euro 2008. He was named Best Player by UEFA at Euro 2008.

    Club career




    Xavi is a product of FC Barcelona's youth system and has spent all of his footballing life at the Camp Nou since the age of 11. He quickly made his way through the youth and reserve teams and was a key member of Jordi Gonzalvo's FC Barcelona B team that won promotion to the Segunda División.

    His progression through the teams earned him a first team debut on August 18, 1998 in the Super Cup final, in which he scored against RCD Mallorca. He quickly went on to become a key member of Louis van Gaal's title winning team.

    Although he is most used as a central midfielder, he is also capable of playing as a defensive midfielder. Xavi is considered a successor of Josep Guardiola. Since the title-winning season of 2004/2005, he has been a vice-captain of the team.

    Xavi is under contract to Barça until 2014 after extending his contract during the 2008/09 season. The new contract will make him one of the club's biggest earners, and entitle him to €7.5 million a year.

    Xavi ranks joint second with Rexach in the all-time appearances list for Barcelona with 452 appearances in his eleventh season at the club on February 14, 2009.

    On January 11, 2009, Xavi scored a goal in his 300th La Liga appearance against CA Osasuna.

    International career



    Xavi won his first Spanish cap on November 15, 2000 against the Netherlands and has since been a regular fixture in the Spanish squad. His trip to the 2006 World Cup was in doubt due to a knee ligament injury, but he recovered in time and was named as part of Luis Aragonés' squad. His importance to the team was summed up by Aragonés when he said, "People say it is a gamble to take Xavi with us, but I say it would be a crazy gamble to leave him at home." Xavi was named Man of the Match in Spain's match against Ukraine and played in all of Spain's other three matches, before they were knocked out by the experienced French team in the second round.

    During Euro 2008, Xavi played a vital role in Spain's successful campaign. Partnering with fellow Barça teammate Andrés Iniesta in the midfield, he was the fulcrum between the defense and the forward line regularly supplying the strikers with vital passes and crucial assists. He scored the opening goal in the 50th minute in the semi-final against Russia. In the final he slid a well-timed pass to Fernando Torres who slotted in the winning goal against Germany. He was selected as the Player of the Tournament by UEFA officials.[2]

    Xavi was called up again for the 2010 World Cup qualifiers by new coach Vicente Del Bosque and continued his good form from the Euro. In their 3-0 defeat of Estonia, two of the goals were scored from his free kicks


    Honours and awards

    FC Barcelona
    La Liga: 1998-99, 2004-05, 2005-06
    UEFA Champions League: 2005-06
    Supercopa de España: 2005-06, 2006-07

    Spain
    FIFA World Youth Championship winner: 1999
    Sydney Olympic Games Silver Medal : 2000
    UEFA European Football Championship winner: 2008

    Individual
    Best domestic player: for his performance in Spanish La Liga 2004-05 [6]
    Euro 2008 Player of the Tournament
    FIFPro World XI : 2007-08
    IFFHS World`s best playmaker: 2008
    UEFA Team of the Year: 2008
    FIFA.com Team of the Year: 2008


    Last edited by Shiko on Sat Mar 28, 2009 4:44 pm; edited 1 time in total


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    Re: The king Xavi Hernández Creus

    Post by Mahdiano on Mon Mar 23, 2009 4:12 pm

    nice topic Shiko
    Xavi is a great player one of the best in his position these days


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    Re: The king Xavi Hernández Creus

    Post by El Loddz on Mon Mar 23, 2009 5:32 pm

    he is one of the best players in is position but i believe GERRARD is THE best in this position.

    i think we should start a poll about that !


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    Re: The king Xavi Hernández Creus

    Post by Mahdiano on Mon Mar 23, 2009 5:33 pm

    El Loddz wrote:he is one of the best players in is position but i believe GERRARD is THE best in this position.

    i think we should start a poll about that !

    man do u have 2 involve Gerrad in everything we talk about scratch


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    Re: The king Xavi Hernández Creus

    Post by El Loddz on Mon Mar 23, 2009 5:34 pm

    Mahdiano wrote:
    El Loddz wrote:he is one of the best players in is position but i believe GERRARD is THE best in this position.

    i think we should start a poll about that !

    man do u have 2 involve Gerrad in everything we talk about scratch

    YES !!
    AND WHAT DO U MEAN, DO U DISAGREE ??!!


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    Re: The king Xavi Hernández Creus

    Post by shinnawy on Mon Mar 23, 2009 9:57 pm

    yup gerrard is better but this topic is about xavi Cool

    Re: The king Xavi Hernández Creus

    Post by Shiko on Mon Mar 23, 2009 11:37 pm

    Mahdiano wrote:
    man do u have 2 involve Gerrad in everything we talk about scratch


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    Re: The king Xavi Hernández Creus

    Post by Shiko on Mon Mar 23, 2009 11:38 pm

    i mdont think anyone is better than the other they are the best 2 midillefielders in the world


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    Re: The king Xavi Hernández Creus

    Post by Shiko on Mon Mar 23, 2009 11:48 pm

    i admit that gerrard is a gr8 player but with no trophies 0 league titles 0 titles with his national team
    last year in the fifa world best footballer i saw xavi as world 's fifth best player where was gerrard??


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    Re: The king Xavi Hernández Creus

    Post by El Loddz on Tue Mar 24, 2009 12:10 am

    first of all a player is not measured by the trophies he won second xavi is in the la liga ( no comment ), while gerrard is in the EPL. second everyone including you know that gerrard is better than lampard but 2 years ago fifa named him 3rd best player in the world while gerrard was better !!


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    Re: The king Xavi Hernández Creus

    Post by Shiko on Tue Mar 24, 2009 12:17 am

    3 years ago la liga was the best league when there was 3 contenders for the league in the last 10 min from the last match
    second the year ur talkin about lampard was better than gerrard
    third of all u kno that trophies is very important to any player
    4th i hope gerrad win the epl this season because i respect this player
    Very Happy


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    Re: The king Xavi Hernández Creus

    Post by El Loddz on Tue Mar 24, 2009 12:29 am

    first of all thank u for ur kind words..
    second lampard was never better than gerrard.
    third each one of us has his own opinion.


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    Re: The king Xavi Hernández Creus

    Post by George Best. on Tue Mar 24, 2009 12:58 am

    Gerrard is better than Xavi.
    But what has this got to do with anything?

    Re: The king Xavi Hernández Creus

    Post by El Loddz on Tue Mar 24, 2009 1:00 am

    George Best. wrote:Gerrard is better than Xavi.
    But what has this got to do with anything?

    bas eskot ya naggar..go fuck a pillow or something.


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    Re: The king Xavi Hernández Creus

    Post by Shiko on Tue Mar 24, 2009 1:11 am

    allak go fuck a pillow stop mentioning gerrard in every single topic


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    Re: The king Xavi Hernández Creus

    Post by El Loddz on Tue Mar 24, 2009 1:13 am

    hahahaha


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    Re: The king Xavi Hernández Creus

    Post by Mahdiano on Tue Mar 24, 2009 1:39 am

    well we do respect ur love for Gerrad n everything but i cant find one Topic in this forum that u dont push Gerrad in !!!
    this is much annoyin , u can open a new topic for Gerrad as this is supposed 2 be for Xavi


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    Re: The king Xavi Hernández Creus

    Post by El Loddz on Tue Mar 24, 2009 1:41 am

    I DONT JUST PUSH HIM.. HE COMES UP IN THE CONVERSATION. CAUSE RYT NOW WE ARE TALKING ABOUT HIS POSITION !!


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    Re: The king Xavi Hernández Creus

    Post by Mahdiano on Tue Mar 24, 2009 1:47 am

    El Loddz wrote:I DONT JUST PUSH HIM.. HE COMES UP IN THE CONVERSATION. CAUSE RYT NOW WE ARE TALKING ABOUT HIS POSITION !!

    no we r talkin about another player in his position
    2nd no one mentioned that Xavi is better than Gerrad or even opened such discussion except for u
    look common i'm a great fan of Stevie but u have 2 admitt u r being annoyin n speakin non sense n off topic


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