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Xavier Hernández Creus (Catalan: [ˈʃaβi əɾˈnandəs ˈkɾɛws], Spanish: [ˈtʃaβi eɾˈnandeθ ˈkɾews]; born 25 January 1980), nicknamed Xavi, is a Spanish football manager and former player who is the manager of Qatar Stars League football club Al Sadd. Highly regarded for his humble personality and team ethics, Xavi is viewed as being the embodiment of the tiki-taka passing style of play, and is widely considered to be one of the greatest midfielders of all time. He is also considered by many to be one of the greatest Spanish players ever.Xavi joined La Masia, the Barcelona youth academy, at age 11, and made his first-team debut against Mallorca in August 1998. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Xavi has received more than 4,662,966 page views. His biography is available in 79 different languages on Wikipedia making him the 128th most popular soccer player.

Memorability Metrics

  • 4.7M

    Page Views (PV)

  • 60.40

    Historical Popularity Index (HPI)

  • 79

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 11.85

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 3.26

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

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Among soccer players, Xavi ranks 127 out of 13,233Before him are Neymar, Ademir de Menezes, Rob Rensenbrink, Kevin Keegan, Richard Møller Nielsen, and Carlos Queiroz. After him are Pavel Nedvěd, Luigi Riva, Zizinho, Fabio Cannavaro, Helmut Schön, and Héctor Castro.

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Among people born in 1980, Xavi ranks 3Before him are Ronaldinho and Kim Kardashian. After him are Christina Aguilera, Ryan Gosling, Eva Green, Jake Gyllenhaal, Steven Gerrard, Macaulay Culkin, Gisele Bündchen, Chris Pine, and Channing Tatum.

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In Spain

Among people born in Spain, Xavi ranks 283 out of 1,895Before him are Blanche II of Navarre (1424), Francisco de Vitoria (1483), Abdullah ibn Muhammad al-Umawi (844), Liuvigild (525), Mercè Rodoreda (1908), and Benjamin of Tudela (1130). After him are Felipe González (1942), Alfonso II of Asturias (759), Ruy López de Segura (1530), Cardinal-Infante Ferdinand of Austria (1609), Sigeric (370), and George Santayana (1863).


Among soccer players born in Spain, Xavi ranks 9Before him are Luis Suárez (1935), Ricardo Zamora (1901), Miguel Muñoz (1922), Telmo Zarra (1921), Ernesto Valverde (1964), and Iker Casillas (1981). After him are Andrés Iniesta (1984), Carles Puyol (1978), Sergio Ramos (1986), Amancio Amaro (1939), Fernando Torres (1984), and Carles Rexach (1947).

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