Biography Xavi Hernandez - head coach FC Barcelona

Biography Xavi Hernandez

Manager and head coach FC Barcelona. FC Barcelona head coach Xavi Hernandez resigned and will leave FC Barcelona on June 30 2024. His announcement came at the post-match press conference after Barca's home 5-3 loss to Villarreal on Saturday 27th January.


Xavi Hernandez, also known as Xavier Hernandez Creus, is a retired professional footballer from Spain. He was born on January 25, 1980, in Terrassa, Barcelona, Spain.

Xavi began playing football at a young age and joined the youth academy of FC Barcelona when he was just 11 years old. He progressed through the ranks and made his first-team debut in 1998 at the age of 18. Xavi quickly established himself as a key player for the club and became known for his exceptional passing ability and vision on the pitch.¨

Over the course of his career, Xavi won numerous domestic and international titles with Barcelona, including eight La Liga titles, four Champions League titles, and two FIFA Club World Cups. He also won the UEFA Euro Championship with the Spanish national team in 2008 and 2012, as well as the FIFA World Cup in 2010.

Xavi was known for his technical ability, his intelligent movement off the ball, and his leadership on and off the pitch. He was often referred to as the "maestro" by fans and commentators alike for his ability to control the pace and tempo of games.

In 2015, Xavi left Barcelona after 17 seasons to join Qatari club Al-Sadd SC. He retired from professional football in 2019 at the age of 39 and immediately began his coaching career with Al-Sadd. In 2021, Xavi returned to Barcelona as the head coach of the first team, where he continues to make an impact on the club and the sport.

Xavi's achievements and contributions to the game have earned him widespread respect and admiration from players, coaches, and fans around the world.

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