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Xavi to tie Barca appearance record

Spain midfielder Xavi is set to make his 549th official appearance for Barcelona at home to Levante on Sunday, matching the club record set by former player Migueli.

Xavi, who turns 31 on January 25, debuted for Barca in 1998 and has been shortlisted along with team mates Lionel Messi and Andres Iniesta for the FIFA Ballon d'Or, which is to be announced on January 10.

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MasterGuru4945d ago (Edited 4945d ago )

Congratulations to Xavier Hernandez.

A one club man and now, he has tied the club record of 549 appearances set by Migueli and at just 31, he's bound to reach 700 or more.

Once he's relegated to the bench, he'll still be a substitute and that'll still give him an edge.

But I'm sure Messi will break his record. At just 23, Messi is nearing 300.

Well anyway, I hope one day when Xavi retires, he retires as a legend to the game. One of the finest centre midfielders to have ever graced the game. Up there alongside the great Zizou.

karim4945d ago

Woww,549 appearances is a lot he can reach like 650+ appearances if he's still playing

MasterGuru4945d ago

Just like Giggs and Scholes.

MasterGuru4945d ago

How could I forget Maldini? He played until he was 41. A true legend indeed.

RedDevils4945d ago

I wonder If Xavi can upto 41 lol, he doesn't need to run just stand still and pick who ever he want

Maradona4945d ago

what about Maradona:) Not that many matches, but a football genious.

MasterGuru4945d ago

I'm sorry but how the hell did Maradona end up in discussion? He's the best player ever indeed but he is not related to Xavi or other football players who made a lot of appearances for one club.

Maradona4945d ago

people talked about legends...have a nice day

pwneddemocrat4944d ago

Maradona is not a legend the defenders in his days were shiit

anyways, xavi is a maestro a mastermind in the field no wonder he got that record
barca can't play a game without xavi, barca will be killed without xavi