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SPANISH SUPER CUP

How many Spanish Super Cups did Xavi win as a Barcelona player?

Xavi will undoubtedly count his World Cup and Champions League titles as his finer achievements, but won't forget his success in the Spanish Super Cup.

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Barcelona's Spanish coach Xavi Hernandez reacts during the Spanish league football match between Granada FC and FC Barcelona at Nuevo Los Carmenes stadium in Granada on January 8, 2022. (Photo by JORGE GUERRERO / AFP)
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Barcelona face Real Madrid in the Spanish Super Cup semi-final on Wednesday, with manager Xavi Hernández looking to win his first trophy as manager of the Blaugrana.

In a hugely spectacular playing career, Xavi became arguably the greatest player in the history of Spanish football. He will undoubtedly count the World Cup, European championships and numerous Champions League and LaLiga titles as his finer achievements, but won't forget his success in the Spanish Super Cup.

Joining the club as a 12-year-old, Xavi went on to play in the Barça senior team from 1998 to 2015. In the 2005/06 season, he won his first Super Cup with the club.

Xavi a 6x Spanish Super Cup winner

Xavi won the Spanish Super Cup on six occasions:

2005/06, 2006/07, 2009/10, 2010/11, 2011/12, 2013/14

Messi beats former team-mate's record

Xavi played 767 games for Barcelona, the highest total in history at the time although he has since been topped by Lionel Messi (778). His appearance breakdown is as follows:

Liga: 505

Champions League: 157

Copa del Rey: 70

UEFA Cup: 13

Spanish Super Cup: 14

European Super Cup: 3

Club World Cup: 5.

First Clásico of 2022

Xavi has taken 24 players to Saudi Arabia. Centre-back Eric García is out for five weeks with a torn hamstring. Ansu Fati, Frenkie De Jong and Ronald Araújo travelled with the squad but only received the medical all-clear on Tuesday evening. Winter signing Ferran Torres, who has been given the number 19 shirt at Camp Nou, could make his debut against Madrid.

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