Xavi Hernández, the man of a thousand passes

Xavi against València / PHOTO: ARXIU FCB
Barça’s midfield maestro is the most successful passer of the top five European leagues so far this season and the only player to have completed 1,000 successful passes

Busquets has made the sixth most passes and Fabregas the eighth

Xavi’s passes each week this season

W1. 124 passes, 121 successful
W2. 23 passes, totes successful
W3. 118 passes, 115 successful
W4. 102 passes, 95 successful
W5. 60 passes, 59 successful
W6. 103 passes, 98 successful
W7. 121 passes, 116 successful
W8. 48 passes, 46 successful
W9. 62 passes, 57 successful
W10. 130 passes, 127 successful
W11. 164 passes, 150 successful


Xavi is the leading pass maker in Europe’s top five leagues so far this season, having completed more than a thousand, with an astonishing 95.45% success rate.

Arteta second

Arsenal’s Basque midfielder Mikel Arteta is second in the list, with 994 successful passes so far, followed by Manchester United’s Michael Carrick (936). Manchester City’s ex-Barça man Yaya Touré is fourth (934) and Busquets (841) and Cesc (796) are sixth and eighth respectively.

Xavi is way out front in terms of success rate, with Mikel Arteta (93,26% successful), Dante (92,44%), Liverpool’s Joe Allen (91,36%) and Sergio Busquets (91,32%) well behind him.