Former Barcelona Legend Retires

Barcelona and Spain legend, Xavi Hernandez has officially announced his retirement from football after 21 years.

The Spanish National team veteran, who plays in Qatar for Al Sadd confirmed in an open letter on Thursday that this will be his last season and that he will continue his career as a coach.

The former Barcelona midfielder Maestro, said it’s a privilege to play football up to the age of thirty-nine.

The Barcelona Academy product led the Catalan club to eight titles in La Liga as well as four Champions League trophies.

Xavi Hernandez has in total thirty one silverware for club and country, a number only surpassed by his longtime Spain and Barcelona teammate Andres Iniesta.

Jeff Ahonmisi

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