The one of terrassa has achieved to make history in the world of the football

Xavi, the player with more parties in Glass of Europe

Xavi, the player with more parties in Glass of Europe

Published:11/12/2014 - 11:00h


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Xavi Hernández contested this Wednesday against the PSG his split number 152 in the Champions League. The midfield player of the Barça achieved to surpass to Ryan Giggs (151) like the footballer with more parties played in the maximum European competition of clubs

Xavi Hernández follows showing that it still remains a lot of football in his boots. To his 34 years -fulfils 35 to finals of January- and after having it won absolutely everything, the "6" of the Barça keeps on being a fundamental piece in the centre of the field culé. His presence has happened in few months to be argued, was about to to leave this summer, to indispensable. 

It does some weeks against the Apoel, and although it was not headline, Xavi contested his split number 151 in the UEFA Champions League equalising the registers of a historical like Ryan Giggs, that until the Tuesday was the only player with more parties in the maximum European competition. This Wednesday has surpassed him in the Camp Nou against the PSG, making history in the world of the football.

Xavi debuted in the League of Champions on 16 September 1998 of the hand of Louis go Gaal. It did it in Old Trafford in front of a Manchester United that had in his rows to Ryan Giggs. Now, the captain of the Barça already has surpassed the record of the Welsh and in the next parties of Champions has in his hand continue expanding it until it leave to a team that do not contest the competition.

Xavi Hernández leads now in solitary this classification in which Iker Boxes is the third player with more parties (147), followed of Raúl (144), Maldini (139) and Seedorf (131). In fact, the party against the Apoel also served so that the one of Terrassa turned into the player with more parties in the Champions League, since the season 1992/93 changed of format. Without contabilizar the previous, Xavi carries 146 parties, one more than Boxes, that did not play against the Basilea.

Players with more parties in the Champions

  1. Xavi Hernández (FC Barcelona): 152 parties
  2. Ryan Giggs (Manchester United): 151 parties
  3. Iker Boxes (Real Madrid): 147 parties
  4. Raúl González (Real Madrid): 144 parties
  5. Paolo Maldini (Milan): 139 parties
  6. Clarence Seedorf (Milan/others): 131 parties

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