One of the best midfielders in football history, Xavi Hernandez, played his last game ever in unbelievably fruitful, 22-years-lasting career. Spaniard’s team, Al Sadd lost to Persepolis in Asian Champions League.
Xavi developed as a player in Barcelona youth teams. His first season he spent in the reserve team to join the senior squad in 1998. This is when 17-years-lasting adventure began. At Camp Nou he has grown to the club legend and won a lot of trophies.
Enough to say, that in this term he won La Liga eight times, three Copa del Rey trophies, six Spanish Super Cups, Champions League four times, UEFA Super Cup twice and FIFA Club World Cup two times as well. In ‘Blaugrana’ shirt he performed 769 times, scored 85 goals and provided 183 assists.
After 2014/15 season, sealed with the treble, he left Catalonia to join Al Sadd in Quatar. He earned there one championship, Emir of Quatar Cup, Quatar Cup and Sheikh Jassim Cup.
Midfielder was one of the reasons of Spanish dominance in the international football in years 2008-2012. ‘La Furia Roja’ won two Euros and one World Cup. He achieved silver and bronze medals in Confederation Cup as well. He represented Spain 133 times and scored 13 goals.
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