Back in 2011, after Barca had just defeated arch-rivals Real Madrid, then manager Pep Guardiola summed up the ideal of the club in a short but memorable phrase which perfectly encompasses Xavi's style, (per STV Sport):
"Our game, our idea to play is simple. I have the ball, I pass the ball; I have the ball, I pass the ball; I have the ball, I pass the ball."
Universally admired by team-mates and opposition alike, an astonishing total of 694 appearances—and counting—in all competitions for the Blaugrana give an idea as to the player's importance.
Let's take a look at 10 of the best moments from Xavi's spectacular Barcelona career so far.