Xavi Hernandez

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Brian Lugo

Ms. Ramirez

English VI: Period 7

10 March 2011

Xavi Hernandez Creus

Great players rise up from the bottom having nothing except for a dream that circles around their mind since they’re little kids. That dream is to one day become a professional soccer player & play for the team that they love and cherish every time they see them play in the television or in person if they have the opportunity to see them in person. Those illusions or dreams of becoming a professional soccer player came true for one of the most stupendous players I’ve seen in this decade. By the name of Xavier Hernandez Creus (born 25 Jan. 25, 1980, Terrassa, Spain). . . [SR1] or Xavi, he has been one of the greatest players in the past decade and a major key player in his team by being consistent, a leader and a champion.

Xavi first arrives to FC Barcelona joining their youth squad when his only 11 years old, a professional team near his hometown of Terrassa, Spain. . . [SR4] The progress he made was very quick and in the season 1997-1998 he moved up from youth team to Barca B. . .[SR4] Before making his debut with the team in 1998 he had to advance through the club’s various junior ranks to make his appearance in the fields professionally. . .[SR2]

His game time in the field is outstanding. Xavi had a breakthrough during the season 1999-2000 being a big opportunity for him. Since the captain (Guardiola) had suffered a severe injury, Xavi was the first choice to take that empty place the captain had left opened in the midfield. . .[SR4] “After the legendary captain left to the Italian Football, Xavi became the playmaker of the team and has continued to demonstrate full range of his talents in this position”. . .[SR4] “While he was under the control of Van Gaal, Rexach, Antic, Rijkaard and Guardiola, Xavi has always been a key member of the team”. . .[SR4] Even though he was an important player for Barcelona’s team to win, he eventually got injured on the...
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