Is Xavi Hernandez Mexican? Parents & Family Life

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Is Xavi Hernandez Mexican: A popular Spanish professional soccer manager, Xavi Hernandez, is in buzz for announcing his departure from Barcelona after this season.

With that, the internet is currently ablaze with the searches of this sportsperson. His roots and his family life are the most searched topic on the internet these days.

Well, the speculation on his Mexican heritage has also come out in recent times.

Xavi Hernandez Is A Popular Football Manager
Xavi Hernandez Is A Popular Soccer Manager (Source: Instagram)

Xavi Hernandez, born Xavier Hernández Creus on January 25, 1980, is a well-known soccer manager of Football Club Barcelona.

Previously a soccer player, he is now the manager of Barcelona, a team in La Liga.

People consider him one of the best midfielders ever because of his passing, vision, ability to keep the ball, and how he positions himself on the field.

Likewise, the sportsman won 32 trophies during his career, which makes him the second-most decorated Spanish player ever after his old teammate Andrés Iniesta.

Also, he was chosen for the FIFA FIFPro World XI six times between 2008 and 2013 and for the UEFA Team of the Year five times from 2008 to 2012.

Again, in 2020, Xavi was honored to be part of the Ballon d’Or Dream Team, a particular group France Football chose as the best players ever. 

Is Xavi Hernandez Mexican?

The legendary soccer persona, Xavi, is not Mexican. Yes, you heard that right.

Despite the speculation about his Mexican heritage, neither the soccer manager nor his parents or family members have Mexican roots. 

Xavi Hernandez Is Not Mexican
Xavi Hernandez Is Not Mexican (Source: Instagram)

The speculation might have been raised as another soccer player, Javier Hernandez, is also on the field.

Javier is a Mexican soccer player currently playing for Liga MX club Guadalajara.

Their same surname may have raised this confusion. Besides that, no other ground could raise the rumor of Xavi’s Mexican heritage.

Barcelona’s manager was born and grew up in Terrassa, Spain. He spent his young days in Catalonia, part of northeastern Spain.

Parents And Family Life

Xavi’s parents, Joaquim Hernandez and Maria Mercè Creus, are Spanish citizens.

They have Spanish roots but no connection to Mexican heritage. Neither do they have any familial connection with the Mexican roots.

Xavi Hernandez With His Family
Xavi Hernandez With His Family (Source: Instagram)

The soccer manager’s father, Joaquim, is a former soccer player who played for Sabadell in the first division. However, he couldn’t make it to a successful career.

Similarly, his siblings are Dianalaura Hernández, Alex Hernandez, Ariadna Hernández, Oscar Hernandez, and Benny Hernández.

Xavi’s siblings have a private life besides Oscar, who remained a soccer player.

Currently, Oscar (born on September 24, 1976) is an assistant manager of the La Liga club Barcelona.

He started his playing career in 1995 but couldn’t make a big name just like his father.

Oscar is 5 feet 10 inches tall and has been a soccer manager since 2015.

In addition, the Hernandez family has a strong bond, and there are no controversies regarding their family matters.



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