Posts Tagged ‘Xavi Hernandez’

Xavi leaves Barcelona #6ràciesXavi

Thursday 28 May 2015 15:06
Written by spainticketsblog

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Last Saturday was very special for all those who love football, but especially for the Barcelona Club and their fans. The legendary Xavi, one of Barça’s best midfielders in history, played its last match at the Camp Nou.

Xavi Hernandez join FC Barcelona when he was only 11. From their arrival at the club until he was 17 he played in Barcelona’s Young Teams. One year after he played for the first time with the ‘first team’. It was in the year 1,998 when Xavi was 18; now he leaves at the age of 35.

Xavi has played with the team during many years: he was part of Barcelona when Van Gaal won his last league with the Catalan Club; then Xavi played during the worse recent years of Barça; after this he succeeded with Rijkaard and Guardiola as coachs; and now with Luis Enrique. Xavi also played when the boss was Tito Vilanova.

Barcelona’s no. 6 has achieved many titles: 8 leagues (including this year’s cup), 2 World Club Cups, 2 Spanish Cups and 3 Champions League (he can still win 2 more titles in the next seasons).

Now Xavi moves to Qatar, but all Barcelona fans are sure he will come back to club. #6ràciesXavi

 

Xavi se va del Barcelona #6ràciesXavi

Thursday 28 May 2015 15:01
Written by spainticketsblog

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Fuente: bet4rate.com

El sábado pasado fue muy especial para el mundo del fútbol, pero sobre todo para el barcelonismo. El gran Xavi, el histórico número 6 del Barcelona, puso punto y final a su andadura por el club de sus sueños.

Xavi Hernández llegó al FC Barcelona cuando tenía solo 11 años. Desde su llegada hasta que cumplió 17 años jugó en los equipos juveniles del club catalán. Un año después ya debutó con el primer equipo. Tenía 18 años, corría el año 1998; ahora se marcha con 35.

Xavi vivió desde la última liga ganada por Van Gaal, pasando por los negros años de Reixac, Serra Ferrer y el mismo Van Gaal, hasta las gloriosas épocas de Rijkaard, Guardiola y ahora Luis Enrique. También estuvo al lado del desaparecido Tito Vilanova cuando entrenó al club.

En las espaldas de Xavi Hernández quedan 8 ligas (contando la de esta temporada), 2 Mundiales de Clubes, 2 Copas del Rey y 3 Champions League (en los últimos dos trofeos puede aumentar su palmarés si gana estos títulos en el próximo mes). Un palmarés de libro.

Xavi se marcha a Catar, pero el barcelonismo sabe que volverá al Barcelona. #6ràciesXavi

The best players of La Liga! Chapter 1: Xavi Hernández

Friday 19 October 2012 18:09
Written by spainticketsblog

Hello footie passionate! From today and throughout the next few weeks we’ll analyze the best La Liga stars. How did they start in football? When did they sign up in the Spanish football? Why are they the best? You’ll discover all you want to know about them!

Today, we will gossip about the best midfielder in Barça, Xavi Hernández, both about his life in the Catalan club when he was just a kid and a teenager and about his achievements in Barça’s main team.

-          Chilhood and first contact with football

Xavi Hernández was born in Terrassa (Barcelona, Catalonia) on the 25th of January 1980. His passion for football runs in the family since his father had been both football player and coach even in first division. People who know Xavi from way back say that he is a good guy, discreet, and that he is always playing football. The best midfielder of Barça moved to ‘La Masia’ (the youth academy of Barcelona team) when he was just 11, and he still persists in Barça!

-          His debut at the first team

Xavi made his competitive debut on the 18th of August of 1998, in the first-leg of the Spanish Super cup against Real Mallorca. Louis Van Gaal was the coach who trusted in him.  During the following season (1998-99) Xavi played both for Barça first team and Barça B. One of Xavi’s first achievements was the goal he scored against Valladolid, which gave the victory to Barça by 0-1. The team was in the 10th position in La Liga, and thanks to that goal, the team improved and in the end won La Liga title.

-          Barça, Spanish National Team and his current situation

Since 1999-2000 season Xavi started playing regularly (he would play sometimes and sometimes Pep Guardiola would). When Pep moved to Brescia, Xavi became indispensable for the team. Later on, when Frank Rijkaard signed for Barça as the new coach, the team restarted winning titles. The Champions League on the 17th of May 2006 against Arsenal, was the most special title they won.

From 2009, when Guardiola became Barça’s coach, Xavi rose the top because of the titles the club won and because he played better than ever before. Moreover, in 2009 Xavi was the 3rd most voted footballer to win the ‘Ballon d’Or’ and he became the first Catalan player to achieve it.

Xavi has also been an indispensable player at the Spanish National Team. The midfielder has achieved 1 World Cup and 2 Euro Cup with the team.

Xavi Hernández is one of the best players in the world. No doubts.

¡Los mejores de nuestra liga! Capítulo 1: Xavi Hernández

Friday 19 October 2012 17:55
Written by spainticketsblog

¡Buenas a todos! A partir de hoy y durante las próximas semanas hablaremos de los cracks de los mejores equipos de nuestra liga. ¿Cómo empezaron en el mundo del fútbol? ¿Cuándo ficharon por nuestros clubes? ¿Por qué son los mejores? ¡Te enterarás de todo lo que quieras saber de ellos!

Para empezar, hoy vamos a hablar del mejor mediocentro del Barça, Xavi Hernández, tanto de su paso por ‘La Masia’ como por sus logros en el primer equipo azulgrana.

-          Infancia e inicios en el fútbol

Xavi Hernández nació en Terrassa (Barcelona) el 25 de enero de 1980. La pasión por el fútbol le viene de familia, pues su padre también fue futbolista (llegó a jugar en Primera División) y entrenador. Los que conocen a Xavi desde pequeño le definen como buen chico y discreto, y siempre con la pelota en los pies. El vecino más querido de Terrassa entró con solo 11 a la Masia, y en el Barça continúa después de tanto tiempo.

-          Llegada al primer equipo

Xavi debutó con el primer equipo del Barcelona el 18 de agosto de 1998, en la ida de la Supercopa de España contra el Mallorca. El entrenador que confió en él por aquel entonces fue Louis Van Gaal. Durante la siguiente temporada (1998-99) alternaría sus participaciones en el Barça B y en el primer equipo. Uno de sus primeros logros fue el gol que metió al Valladolid, que dio al Barça la victoria por 0-1. Los blaugranas iban décimos en la liga, y a partir del gol de Xavi el equipo mejoró hasta coronarse como campeón (su primer título con el Barça).

-          Barça, selección española y actualidad

A partir de la temporada 1999-2000, Xavi empezaría a asentarse en el primer equipo, combinando su participación con Guardiola. Cuando el de Santpedor fichó por el Brescia italiano, Xavi ya se convertiría en jugador titular e imprescindible. Más tarde, con la llegada de Frank Rijkaard al Barça, los logros colectivos se unirían a su gran nivel personal, y volvería a ganar títulos con el equipo. Entre ellos, su primera Champions League (y segunda del Barcelona) ante el Arsenal el 17 de mayo de 2006.

Ya con Pep Guardiola a partir del 2009, Xavi, igual que el Barça, cosecharía su mejor época de la historia, con varias ligas y Copas de Europa obtenidas. Ese mismo año, además,  quedaría 3º en el ránking por el Balón de Oro, convertiéndose así en el primer catalán en conseguir tal logro.

Con la selección española, Xavi siempre ha sido un jugador imprescindible para el equipo. A nivel de títulos, el centrocampista ha contribuido a la época dorada de la selección, consiguiendo 1 Mundial y dos Eurocopas.

Xavi Hernández, uno de los más grandes. Sin duda.

7 Spanish candidates to the Ballon d’Or 2010

Tuesday 2 November 2010 13:35
Written by Spain Tickets Online

This year, 7 out of 23 candidates to win the Ballon d’Or are Spanish: Casillas, Puyol, Cesc, Xavi, Xabi Alonso, Iniesta and Villa. What do you know about them?

1.- Casillas (1981) plays as Real Madrid’s goalkeeper and captain. He was Best Goalkeeper in the World in 2008 and 2009, consecutively. People call him El Santo (The Saint) because some of his actions have magically saved his team.

2.- Puyol (1978) plays defense and captain at FC Barcelona. He was chosen as the best defense in the UEFA League 2006. People call him Tarzan because of his curly hairstyle.

3.- Cesc (1987) started at Barça, but now plays for Arsenal. He has been playing with the Spanish team since he was only 17: he’s the youngest player, with 57 games behind him. His real name is Francesc.

4.- Xavi (1980) plays as midfielder at FC Barcelona, and he is considered one of the best in the world. He started playing football at only 11 years old at La Masia. He hasn’t got a popular nickname.

5.- Xabi Alonso (1981) plays as midfielder at Real Madrid. Football runs in his family: his brother and father are football players too. People call him El Donostiarra (a reference to the Basque City where he was born).

6.- Iniesta ( 1984) is a midfielder at FC Barcelona and was the one who scored the goal that won the FIFA World Cup 2010. People call him Sweet Iniesta and he has  his own song.

7.- Villa ( 1981) is a scorer at FC Barcelona. He’s also the top scorer in Spanish Team history, and won the Silver Boot during the World Cup. People call him Villa Maravilla.

Which one is your personal favorite?