# Xavi

This year
After 19 trophies in 11 years, Alba to leave Barcelona
The 34-year-old veteran Spanish left-back lost his place in the team to teenager Alejandro Balde this season.
Tame Barcelona stumble again a week on from Madrid humiliation
Xavi’s side had to settle for a 0-0 draw against Girona.
Erik ten Hag fumes at officials - 'It was a really bad decision and I can’t understand'
Manchester United boss was shown a yellow card for his protests.
Xavi hails Erik ten Hag and Marcus Rashford
Two of the world’s biggest clubs go toe-to-toe on Thursday evening at the Nou Camp.
Last year
'Do you realise who you sent off?' Pique's Barcelona career ends on a sour note
The Catalan side still managed to earn a hard-fought 2-1 win over Osasuna.
Inter victory ensures Barcelona suffer embarrassing Champions League exit
The Catalan side will be playing Europa League football after Christmas.
All time
Xavi calls on struggling Barcelona to 'make history'
The Catalan side hope to hand Bayern Munich their first home defeat in the Champions League’s group stages since 2013.
Xavi's Barca held by Benfica in Champions League
A win would have earned Barca qualification alongside Bayern Munich.
Thiago convinced Liverpool was ‘right choice’ amid Barcelona rumours
Reports in Spain have claimed the Catalans’ new coach Xavi wants to bring his former team-mate back to the Nou Camp.
Lionel Messi comes to rescue to guide PSG to victory over Nantes
Messi scored his first league goal for PSG while old team-mate Xavi Hernandez got a win in his first match as Barcelona head coach.
Barcelona announce return of Xavi as new manager
The former midfielder won 25 trophies at the Nou Camp during a 17-year spell in the first-team squad.
Xavi to take charge of Barcelona following confirmation of deal with Al Sadd
The legendary former Barca midfielder will succeed Ronald Koeman at the Camp Nou.
Barcelona close in on Xavi as B team coach Sergi Barjuan named interim boss
The 41-year-old is coach of Al Sadd in Qatar and was reportedly in talks with Barca president Joan Laporta this morning.
Barca legend Xavi tests positive for COVID-19
Spaniard tested positive earlier this week and is in isolation.
Xavi turned down Barca this time but 'will be manager one day'
Club president Josep Maria Bartomeu insists they will eventually get their man.
Valverde on the brink as Barcelona consider Pochettino among others
Xavi, currently the coach of Qatari team Al-Sadd, has indicated he is not prepared to take charge immediately.
Club legend Xavi in talks to take 'dream' Barcelona job
Ernesto Valverde is under pressure after a series of disappointing results.,
Overtaking Pele, reaching a Barcelona milestone and the records that Messi could break in 2020
After a hugely successful 2019, the Argentina forward is well on his way to achieving several more personal milestones.
Xavi backs Sterling to succeed Messi as best player in the world
Raheem Sterling is more advanced than Neymar, Mbappe and Salah, according to the Barcelona legend.
Barcelona great Xavi frustrated after coaching debut
The 39-year-old’s managerial career began with a draw.
Barcelona great Xavi set for first job in management
He will take over Al-Sadd, who won Qatar’s league title this season for the first time in six years.
Spain and Barcelona legend Xavi's last match ends in disappointment
The midfielder’s dazzling career came to an anti-climactic end when his side Al Sadd were beaten 2-0 by Iranian giants Persepolis.
Barcelona great Xavi revels in Qatar league glory in final season as a pro
The Spain legend adds another title as his trophy-laden career draws to a close.
Barca's new midfield maestro Arthur reminds club legend Xavi of himself
One of the greatest players of his generations is full of praise for the 22-year-old Brazilian.
'He's already the greatest' - Messi doesn't need World Cup to be best of all time, says Xavi
The ex-Barcelona midfielder believes Messi has already written a legacy as the best ever, regardless of events in Russia.
Xavi: 'Madrid have a winning gene and Barca have fallen asleep'
The Barcelona legend also believes that Real had their fair share of luck in this season’s Champions League.
Barcelona great Xavi signs up for two more years in Qatar and could play beyond the age of 40
Former Barcelona and Spain star Xavi is set to extend his playing career beyond the age of 40.
'David Silva is a mixture of Iniesta and Xavi'
Pep Guardiola has lavished praise on a key creative influence at the Etihad Stadium.
'At Barcelona we had it with Messi and this team Manchester City have it with De Bruyne'
Xavi sees similarities between the great side he graced and the Etihad outfit.
Neymar told teammates he was leaving Barcelona at Lionel Messi's wedding
The forward insisted at his unveiling he only made the decision to accept PSG’s proposal two days before the deal was completed.
Xavi: 'I got the feeling that Messi and Mascherano did not enjoy playing with their national team'
Xavi believes Argentina will reach the World Cup in spite of fundamental problems on and off the field.
Football legend Xavi wins over €225,000 in Qatari bank's prize draw
It’s about time something went right for him.
'Guardiola will consider signing Wilshere'
Ex-Barcelona midfielder Xavi has revealed that his former manager is a big admirer of the on-loan Bournemouth star.
Xavi: 'The Catalan national team would be among the best 10 or 15 sides in the world'
The region in the north-east of Spain is set to hold a referendum on independence next September.
'Messi never cheats, his behaviour is exemplary'
The 36-year-old has defended the Argentina international from accusations he gets special treatment.
'Jose Mourinho is not true to his own playing style'
A former Barcelona midfielder claims winning at all costs is not the same mentality he adopts.
Xavi initially thought Louis van Gaal was an 'idiot' when he took over as Barcelona coach
Louis van Gaal quickly got Barcelona great Xavi on his side at the Camp Nou, although the midfielder thought he was an “idiot” at first.
Xavi: Manchester United move appealed to me
The Spanish legend joined Al Sadd from Barcelona in the summer but he has now revealed that he would have been open to a move to Old Trafford or Liverpool earlier in his career.
5 classic Manchester United v Barcelona encounters
The teams meet tonight in California at 9pm Irish time.
Neymar needs to seriously think about how he should act, says Xavi
The iconic midfielder offered advice to his ex-club mate.