Xavi Quotes – What people said about the Barcelona Legend

As Barcelona fans, we all love Xavi Hernandez. The former midfielder is one of the best figures of the club’s history. Moreover, he’s also a world reference in terms of way of thinking and tactical knowledge. Xavi played a leading role in the golden generation of Spain NT, and of course FC Barcelona. Here are the best quotes on Xavi Hernandez

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Xavi Quotes : What people said about him

Johan Cruyff“If Xavi has a bad day then Barcelona do not play half as well. He is the one that sets the rhythm of the game. His play allows the team to function. He’s different.”

Leo Messi, the GOAT (Who has his own Quotes section here) – “He is the best player in the history of Spanish football.

Pep Guardiola“I hope future players learn from him in the way that I learned from his love for the game. There wasn’t a single day went by when I didn’t see him enjoy it… He is the most amateur player I know, and at the same time the most professional player too, such is his love for football.”

Cesc Fabregas“One of the big mistakes people make is to talk about who can be the next Xavi, to keep looking for him. We waste time constantly looking for the replacement for Xavi. There will never be another Xavi.”

Hristo Stoichkov“From the very first game to the very last game he has been the most decisive player at Barcelona, the player who has done more for Barcelona than anyone else, the player who has lifted more trophies than anyone else, ever. That’s Xavi Hernandez. There will be a Before Xavi and an After Xavi.”

Andres Iniesta“I have run out of compliments for him. There is no-one who can compare to what he represents as a person and a player. His statistics, the years, the feelings he conjures up, his way of doing things are beyond words.”

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Jorge Valdano“If football was a science, Xavi would have discovered the formula. With a ball at his feet, no one else has ever communicated so intelligently with every player on the pitch.”

Julen Lopetegui“Xavi changed football. He helped us to build, or to see, a new player profile that ended up running through all levels of the national team. He killed off the myth of physicality being above all else and opened people’s eyes to the qualities of small, technical players, proving that you can attack and also defend with the ball.”

Sergio Ramos – “Football in its purest form.”

Joan Laporta“Xavi is the defender of the values of the greatest Barcelona team in history. He is the personification of a model based on effort and a commitment to touch and technique, that exquisite eye that Barcelona projected around the world.”


Thiago Alcantara “Xavi is eternal… He is football. He is one of those players that has made Barcelona what it is today.”

Gerard Pique“Xavi signifies our way of playing, the culture of La Masía, everything. He is one of those emblematic players who have helped to make Barcelona even bigger”

Sir Alex Ferguson“It wasn’t really Messi who was the problem. It was Iniesta and Xavi. They can keep the ball all night long.”

Sir Alex Ferguson's comments about Lionel Messi at 2011 Ballon d'Or awards  were perfect | GiveMeSport

Andrea Pirlo“Off the pitch he’s a great man, and is a great champion on it.”

Thierry Henry“For me, he’s Mr Barcelona, like Tony Adams was Mr Arsenal. He won everything that he could win. It’s like the maestro with the orchestra, that’s what he was for me. The word ‘great’ doesn’t do him justice. This is an amazing, unbelievable, brilliant player that’s about to leave us.”

Sergio Busquets“He is an example for me and all the players coming out of the youth system and trying to get into the first team”

Carles Puyol“The motor, the style, the brain of one of the best Barcelona teams in history.”

Iker Casillas“People ask me every year who [I’d] take out of the Barcelona team to give us a better chance of winning and every year I tell them the same: Xavi. His control and use of the ball make him their best player.”



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