During his 17-year playing career at the Nou Camp, Xavi accumulated 25 trophies including eight La Liga title successes, three Copa Del Reys and four Champions League victories.
It’s a record which would, in most cases, last a near lifetime, yet the Spanish legend’s total could in fact be eclipsed only months after writing his name in the history books.
Lionel Messi and Andre Iniesta have been part of the Barcelona team which has netted 24 trophies from 2005 onwards, with Xavi’s only previous success being the La Liga title in 1999.
Now, following the club’s historic treble last season, the Catalans face Sevilla in next week’s European Super Cup final and Athletic Bilbao over two-legs in the upcoming Spanish Super Cup.
Should Luis Enrique’s men win them both, then Messi and Iniesta will surpass Xavi’s total and reach 26 trophies, a simply phenomenal amount considering they still have years left at the top of the game.
With the World Club Cup to challenge for in December and the club’s deadly trio of Messi, Luis Suarez and Neymar as motivated as ever, Barca could even net as many as six trophies over the next 12 months.
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