FIFA 21: Barcelona legend Xavi Hernandez announced as a new ICON player

Xavi Hernandez is an ICON player on FIFA 21

Barcelona legend Xavi Hernandez has been officially announced as a new ICON player for FIFA 21.

The Spaniard last featured in the franchise back in FIFA 15, before his move to Qatari side Al Sadd in the summer of 2015.

EA Sports announced the news today on their official Twitter page and FIFA fans are understandably excited about the prospect of playing with him on the game once again.

The numbers on the tweet say it all.

Xavi is rightly revered by all football fans as one of the greatest midfielders of all time.

With Barcelona and the Spanish national team, he won every single trophy on offer, including the World Cup in 2010.

During his career with Barca, Xavi won the Champions League on four occasions, making 151 appearances in the competition - the third most of any player.

Xavi with the Champions League trophy

In total, the Spaniard played 767 games for the Blaugrana, scoring 85 goals and contributing with 185 assists.

His finest season in the famous blue and red shirt came in 2008/09 where he managed to register 20 assists in La Liga - including four in one game against Real Madrid.

The only player to surpass that total is Lionel Messi, with the current Barca skipper notching 21 during the 2019/20 season.

There is now the hope that Xavi will return to Catalonia to manage the Blaugrana and he was linked with the job before Quique Setien was hired to replace Ernesto Valverde.

Xavi with Barcelona

For now, Xavi is gaining valuable managerial experience as boss of Al Sadd and in the near future, it's all but certain FIFA's newest ICON will be sat in the Barca dugout.

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