19 December 2011

Xavi Hernández wins 19th title with Barça

The midfielder claims his 19th title as a Barça player after winning the Club World Cup against Santos. Xavi has won six Ligas, three Champions Leagues, one King’s Cup, two European Super Cups, five Spanish Super Cups and two Club World Cups.

The vice-captain is the Barça player with the most titles won ahead of Messi, Puyol and Iniesta, all of whom have 18.


The match this Sunday wasn’t just a challenge for FC Barcelona, one of Barça's most veteran players, Xavi Hernández, was also on a mission to complete a very important task. The midfielder won his 19th title as a Barça player when the team claimed the Club World Cup crown. Xavi just doesn’t stop collecting titles: six Ligas, three Champions Leagues, one King’s Cup, two European Super Cups, five Spanish Super Cups and two Club World Cups.

Furthermore, Xavi played a brilliant game against Santos, the midfielder assisted Messi in Barça’s first goal and scored the second. His marvelous performance undoubtedly helped Barça win the title.

His personal title tally increases even further if we add the titles he’s won with the Spanish national team: the 2010 World Cup and the 2008 UEFA Euro. To these we must add the Under-20 World Cup and his individual awards, best player of the 2008 UEFA Euro championship, for example.

Xavi Hernández is making history this season. Beyond his extensive list of titles won, against Real Madrid he completed his 600th game as a Barça player, a spectacular personal record. However, Xavi isn’t alone in the title winning department. Messi, Puyol and Iniesta have won 18 titles; under Guardiola, Piqué, Alves, Pinto, Keita, Busquets, Pedro and Abidal have won 13. (via FCBarcelona.cat)