Spanish football midfielder Xavi on Thursday announced that after 24 long years of leaving FC Barcelona. Creative midfielder will play next season in the Qatari team Al Sadd, who signed a three-year contract.
Tridsaťpäťročný veteran recorder is in the number of starts for Barca and also her longtime captain. Livepools came to Catalonia as eleven and remained in it until this season.
“This is a definitive decision. It was not easy, but now is the right moment to leave Barcelona. I still feel useful here, but the scene change is inevitable. To me but says the head and not my heart” Xavi was quoted by Reuters.
His agent Ivan Corretja has confirmed that in addition to operations in Al Sadd Xavi will work in Qatar Aspire Academy sports academy and the ambassador for the World Cup in 2022 which will take place precisely in the country in the Gulf. He also wants to devote Coaching education.
It further informs Reuters, Corretja declined to comment on media speculation that the Qatari team earns ten million euros per season.
Xavi came to Barca in 1991 and through its famous youth academy La Masia in 1998 was reworked into the first team. One of the players history thanks to its technology, review the game and football intelligence has become a cornerstone of the club and the Spanish national team and their typical playing style.
With Barcelona won the Champions League three times, twice European Super Cup and Club World Cup. From the league title he has enjoyed eight times, last won just this weekend, and also added two firsts in the King’s Cup and six in the Super Cup. To these can be added two more trophies since Barcelona has fought its way into the domestic Cup final (May 30 against Athletic Bilbao), as well as the Champions League final, in which he entered on June 6 against the Italian Juventus.
National team was represented by 133 times and scored twelve goals for it. The greatest success achieved in 2010, when he lifted the trophy over his head for the world champions in 2008 and 2012 added the title of champion of Europe and the account also has Olympic gold in 2000. In addition, Team achievements has to his credit the amount of the individual.
On Saturday, an emotional good bye to the Nou Camp with a home crowd in La Liga in fight with Deportivo La Coruna.