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THE GUARDIAN - XAVI HERNANDEZ INTERVIEW

Great interview given by Spanish Football International & FC Barcelona midfield ace XAVI HERNANDEZ to English newspaper "The Guardian" which I place here & recommend you click over to have a read below the main picture.

Spanish Football
FC Barcelona player Xavi Hernandez

"I'm a romantic..."


I have taken from "The Guardian" Interview ( thanks guys!) the impressive Football Honours that Xavi has to his name:

Club career
Joined Barcelona's youth system at the age of 11 and made a scoring first-team debut aged 18 in the 1998 Spanish Super Cup final. He has made 557 appearances for the club, scoring 56 goals.


Games/goals
1997-2000 Barcelona B 61/4
1998- Barcelona 557/56


Honours
2 Champions Leagues 2006, 2009
1 Club World Cup 2009
5 La Liga titles 1999, 2005, 2006, 2009, 2010
1 Spanish Cup 2009


4 Spanish Super Cup 2005, 2006, 2009, 2010
1 Uefa Super Cup 2009


International career
Represented every Spain youth team from Under-17 to Under-23 level, making his senior debut in 2000 at age 20. He has scored eight goals in 99 appearances. He has also scored twice in eight matches for Catalonia


Games/goals
Spain 99/8
Catalonia 8/2


Honours
1 World Cup 2010
1 European Championship 2008
1 Under-20 World Cup 1999
Olympic silver medal 2000


Individual career


The world's best playmaker, he completed 104 passes more than the next most prolific passer at last year's World Cup which Spain won. He has made more assists than any other player in the past two La Liga and Champions League seasons


Awards
European Championship player of the tournament 2008
Champions League final man of the match 2009
Fifa World Cup All-Star Team 2010
Fifa Team of the Year 2008, 2009, 2010
Uefa Team of the Year 2008, 2009, 2010
Third place in Ballon d'Or 2009, 2010
La Liga Player of the Year 2005



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