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Xavi

 

Position         : Midfielder

Date of birth : 25 January, 1980

Team              : Barcelona (Spain)

Nationality     : Spain

Notes              : Joined Barcelona in 1989 when only 11. Made debut for senior side in 1998 in the Spanish Super Cup against Mallorca. Helped Barcelona win league in 1998/99. Best player in the Spanish team which won the 1999 World Youth Cup in Nigeria. Best young Spanish player. Competed in 2000 European U/21 Championships. Made his international debut in a 2-1 loss in a friendly to Holland in November 2000 after good performances at the Sydney 2000 Olympics where Spain won the silver medal. Was at the 2002 World Cup.

 

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