Xavi Hernández, during his farewell of the FC Barcelona five years ago


Five years of Xavi's leaving... And waiting for his return to Barça

Published:24/05/2020 - 17:07h

Updated:24/05/2020 - 17:07h

One of the big legends of the FC Barcelona, Xavi Hernández, hanged the Barcelona T-shirt five years ago, when decided to prove a last football adventure in the Al Sadd

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It seems that it was yesterday, but already they have happened five years since Xavi Hernández, one of the big legends of the FC Barcelona, hanged the Barcelona T-shirt in the changing room of the Camp Nou to launch to a last experience futbolística in Middle East. The egarense was homenajeado to the big in the sanctuary culé after the dispute of the last party of League of the season 2014-15, and could not have gone with greater glory that the one of the second triplete of his career.

This weekend has fulfilled a polish since Xavi Hernández said 'see you later' to the barcelonismo, with some moving words, microphone in hand, to head to all the family culé before putting course to the To the Sadd: "A lot of thank you by everything. You have done me the happiest man of the world. Today, and these 17 seasons, do not know the proud that am to be player of the Barça".

The one of Terrassa did the cases after playing a total of 767 official parties with the T-shirt of the FC Barcelona, the one who more meetings has contested to date (although it foresees that Leo Messi surpass him sooner or later). The first party that played like Barcelona took place on 18 August 1998 in Palm, in a Mallorca-Barça (2-1) of Supercopa of Spain. It were 18 years old and it marked the goal of the group directed then by Louis go Gaal.

With the step of the years and after going of less to more, the Eurocopa of 2008 marked a turning point in his career, and especially the arrival of Pep Guardiola to the bench this same summer. It participated actively in the achievement of the two tripletes (2009 and 2015) of the team, and went with the happiness and satisfaction to have left the skin by some colours that always has honoured.

In League played 505 parties, signing some crashes really memorables, like the 2-6 in the Bernabéu on 2 May 2009: when it delivered at all less than four assistances of goal for his mates. Since it left , the FC Barcelona has lived a series of altibajos and, although it has followed winning titles regularly, his game has not gone back to be the same.

With you win to see to Xavi in the bench of the Barça

From here that a good part of the barcelonismo have win that, when it take the necessary experience in the benches, Xavi Hernández assume the big challenge to turn into trainer of the FC Barcelona. Will have on his shoulders the pressure to achieve something resembled what did Pep Guardiola, or at least that is the illusion of a lot of fans. When it return, therefore, it will have to keep the cold head and fiarse of his own criterion. It will achieve it?

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