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Xavier Hernández Creus (Spanish pronunciation: [ˈʃaβjeɾ eɾˈnandeθ]; born 25 January 1980), also known as Xavi Hernández ([ˈʃaβjeɾˈnandeθ]) or simply Xavi ([ˈʃaβi]), is a Spanish professional football manager and former player who is the manager of La Liga club Barcelona. Widely considered one of the greatest midfielders of all time, Xavi was renowned for his passing, vision, ball retention, and positioning. Xavi joined La Masia, the Barcelona youth academy, at age 11, and made his first-team debut against Mallorca in August 1998, age 18. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Xavi has received more than 8,659,209 page views. His biography is available in 82 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 80 in 2019). Xavi is the 96th most popular soccer player (up from 189th in 2019), the 230th most popular biography from Spain (up from 335th in 2019) and the 6th most popular Spanish Soccer Player.

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

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  • 8.7M

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  • 63.07

    Historical Popularity Index (HPI)

  • 82

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 10.15

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 3.70

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

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Among soccer players, Xavi ranks 96 out of 16,880Before him are Roberto Mancini, René Higuita, Udo Lattek, Leo Beenhakker, Rob Rensenbrink, and Kakuichi Mimura. After him are Franco Baresi, Fritz Walter, Zoltán Czibor, José Nasazzi, Oleg Blokhin, and Peter Schmeichel.

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

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In Spain

Among people born in Spain, Xavi ranks 230 out of 2,932Before him are Petronilla of Aragon (1136), Felipe González (1942), Juan Pujol García (1912), Abd al-Rahman ibn Abd Allah al-Ghafiqi (650), Jordi Savall (1941), and Charles II, Duke of Parma (1799). After him are Alfonso IX of León (1171), Lope de Aguirre (1518), Ramon Berenguer IV, Count of Barcelona (1114), Hernando de Soto (1500), Eleanor of Aragon, Queen of Portugal (1402), and Kane (1967).


Among soccer players born in Spain, Xavi ranks 6Before him are Santiago Bernabéu Yeste (1895), Luis Suárez (1935), Francisco Gento (1933), Ricardo Zamora (1901), and Miguel Muñoz (1922). After him are Carles Puyol (1978), Andrés Iniesta (1984), Telmo Zarra (1921), Carles Rexach (1947), Luis Enrique (1970), and Iker Casillas (1981).