Barcelona midfield maestro, Xavi Hernandez bade an emotional farewell to Camp Nou today. It was the final game of the season and his last La Liga game at Barcelona FC (as he has two more to go). After the game ended, players took to the field to celebrate a well-deserved title win.
Moments before the kick-off, a huge banner of the legend was displayed by fans in the stadium.
The 35-year-old joined the Spanish club at age 11 in 1991 before making his debut in 1998. He has won 8 La Liga titles, 2 Spanish Cups and 3 Champions League trophies.
He will be joining Al-Sadd an Arabian club next season.
The Spaniard who was overwhelmed with tears gave a touching speech before joining the rest of his teammates in celebrating the title win.
“Many thanks for everything. You’ve made me the proudest man in the world, today and in those 17 seasons. This is the best club in the world. This isn’t over yet. As the coach said, we want the Cup and the Champions League too. I tried to control my emotions, but in the end it wasn’t possible. I’ll miss everything about Barça.” He said.