Xavi Lleonart

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Xavi's Ritual

My pregame ritual is to do some hockey skills before the warm up. This helps me to concentrate, get precision and I feel more confident.

Position Teams Height Born Recent Highlights
Forward

Spain National

Real Club de Polo Barcelona

1.84 M

6 ft 

June 22, 1990

Terressa, Spain

  • Olympics Rio fifth place 2016
  • Olympics London 2012
  • 3 x Spanish League Champion

    Notes from the field

    My name is Xavi, but most people call me Ganchu. I have been involved in the Spanish international team for 7 years now achieving 143 caps. My debut came in Amsterdam in 2009 during the European Cup. I have been lucky enough to compete in 2 x Olympic Games, 2 x World Cups, 4 x European Cups and 2 x Champions Trophies. Outside of hockey I am involved in Journalism and Communications. If I didn’t play hockey I would like to play another team sport, for example Basketball or Badminton (I’m really good at badminton!!).

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