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Xavier Hernández Creus (born 25 January 1980), commonly known as Xavi Hernández ([ˈʃaβj eɾˈnandeθ]) or simply Xavi, is a Spanish professional football manager and former player who most recently managed La Liga club Barcelona. Widely considered one of the greatest midfielders of all time, Xavi is renowned for his passing, vision, ball retention, and positioning. He was included in the FIFA FIFPro World XI on six occasions: 2008 to 2013, and the UEFA Team of the Year five times: 2008 to 2012. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Xavi has received more than 10,249,103 page views. His biography is available in 83 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 82 in 2019). Xavi is the 143rd most popular soccer player (down from 95th in 2019), the 244th most popular biography from Spain (down from 230th in 2019) and the 8th most popular Spanish Soccer Player.

Xavi is most famous for being a Spanish footballer. He played for Barcelona and the Spanish national team.

Memorability Metrics

  • 10M

    Page Views (PV)

  • 63.44

    Historical Popularity Index (HPI)

  • 83

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 10.75

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 3.66

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)


Among soccer players, Xavi ranks 143 out of 21,273Before him are Sergio Ramos, Carlos Valderrama, Robert Lewandowski, Harald Schumacher, Sandro Mazzola, and Juan Alberto Schiaffino. After him are Xabi Alonso, José Leandro Andrade, Ruud Krol, Arie Haan, Kakuichi Mimura, and Bora Milutinović.

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Among people born in 1980, Xavi ranks 2Before him is Ronaldinho. After him are Kim Kardashian, Ryan Gosling, Rishi Sunak, Eva Green, Macaulay Culkin, Jake Gyllenhaal, Steven Gerrard, Christina Aguilera, Venus Williams, and Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani.

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In Spain

Among people born in Spain, Xavi ranks 244 out of 3,355Before him are Huneric (450), Alonso de Ojeda (1466), Princess María de las Mercedes of Bourbon-Two Sicilies (1910), Joanna la Beltraneja (1462), Eleanor of Castile (1241), and Manuel Godoy (1767). After him are Infanta Catherine Michelle of Spain (1567), Hernando de Soto (1500), Xabi Alonso (1981), Abd al-Rahman ibn Abd Allah al-Ghafiqi (650), Felipe González (1942), and María Isabella of Spain (1789).


Among soccer players born in Spain, Xavi ranks 8Before him are Ricardo Zamora (1901), Francisco Gento (1933), Luis Suárez (1935), Miguel Muñoz (1922), Luis Enrique (1970), and Sergio Ramos (1986). After him are Xabi Alonso (1981), Andrés Iniesta (1984), Iker Casillas (1981), Carles Puyol (1978), Carles Rexach (1947), and Telmo Zarra (1921).