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Xavier Hernández Creus (born 25 January 1980), known as Xavi, 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. In all, he played 767 official matches, a former club record—now held by Lionel Messi—and scored 85 goals. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Xavi has received more than 7,103,149 page views. His biography is available in 80 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 79 in 2019). Xavi is the 189th most popular soccer player (down from 127th in 2019), the 335th most popular biography from Spain (down from 283rd in 2019) and the 11th 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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Among soccer players, Xavi ranks 189 out of 16,923Before him are Michel Hidalgo, Yoshio Furukawa, Tostão, Hideo Sakai, Careca, and Jiro Miyake. After him are Raymond Domenech, Masao Takada, Joaquín Peiró, Takashi Kawanishi, Piet Keizer, and Allan Simonsen.

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

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In Spain

Among people born in Spain, Xavi ranks 335 out of 2,595Before him are Abdullah ibn Muhammad al-Umawi (844), Álvaro de Mendaña de Neira (1542), Martín Alonso Pinzón (1441), Joseph Karo (1488), Juan Díaz de Solís (1470), and José Sanjurjo (1872). After him are Juan de la Cosa (1460), Charles, Prince of Viana (1421), Joaquín Peiró (1936), Rafael del Riego (1784), Priscillian (340), and Carmen Maura (1945).


Among soccer players born in Spain, Xavi ranks 11Before him are Miguel Muñoz (1922), Quique Setién (1958), Telmo Zarra (1921), Iker Casillas (1981), Carles Puyol (1978), and Carles Rexach (1947). After him are Joaquín Peiró (1936), Andrés Iniesta (1984), Ernesto Valverde (1964), Emilio Butragueño (1963), Sergio Ramos (1986), and Amancio Amaro (1939).