Gavi is a Spanish football player who plays for Barcelona. He plays as a midfielder and he is very good at it. As he is good at midfield, some people compare him to Xavi and Iniesta. He is also one of the brightest young players of 2021.
In the UEFA Nations League, Gavi showed great performance in the semi-finals by leading his team to victory against Italy. After the game, Italian defender Emerson Palmieri complimented him on his skills and talent.
Gavi has been selected to play in the FIFA World Cup 2022 and there is no doubt that he will perform great in the tournament as well.
|Full Name||Pablo Martín Páez Gavira|
|Age||18 (August 5, 2004)|
|Height||5′ 8” (1.73m)|
Gavi’s Career In Barcelona
He joined Barcelona when he was just 11 years old in 2015. Gavi joined the club in 2015 but it wasn’t until September 2020 that he signed his first real contract with them. Before signing the contract, he was in the under-16 division but after he signed the deal, he was immediately promoted to the under-19 team.
Gavi played his first match for them on 21 February 2021. It was a match against Centre d’Esports l’Hospitalet and he entered the field as a substitute in the 77th minute. He showed a great performance in the game and won the match six goals to nil.
Later, Gavi started against RCD Espanyol B which they won. The match was held on Ciutat Esportiva Dani Jarque. Throughout the whole season, Gavi played in two games. In both of the games, he showed good performance and dedication and started gaining recognition in the club.
He Was Promoted From the Barcelona B division
In the 2021-22 season, Gavi was promoted to the senior squad. After he was promoted to the senior squad, he played a friendly match against Gimnàstic de Tarragona. In that game, he showed a marvelous performance with which he was able to win 4-0.
After the match with Gimnàstic de Tarragona, Gavi was again included on the team and the match was against Girona. In that match, he showed how valuable he could be to the team. Throughout the game, he gave great passes to his teammates and performed well.
Ronald Koeman was impressed by his performance and decided to include him in his squad. After he was selected in Ronald’s squad, Gavi played a match against VFB Stuttgart. In that match, he played very professionally and won the game. Their score was 3 whereas their opponent’s score was zero. Many people also started comparing him to Xavi.
Playing In the La Liga
Gavi was included in the first team on August 29, 2021. After he was included in the first team, he played his first match against Getafe in La Liga. He joined the game in the 73rd minute. Sergi Roberto and Memphis Depay led the team to victory with their magnificent goals. His team scored two goals whereas Getafe scored one goal.
A few months after the game, Gavi scored his first goal with the first team in a match against Elche. Aside from scoring a goal, he also provided a great assist to his teammate. They won the match and the score was 3-2.
Gavi International Games
He played for Spain in the under-15 team and under-16 team. While playing for them, Gavi showed the potential that he could be one of the top players in the game. Many coaches took notice of him and on September 30, 2021, he got a call from the Spanish national team.
A few months later, he made his debut for the Spanish team against Italy in the semi-finals of the UEFA Nations League. It was a tough match but in the end, Spain won the game. He became the youngest player to play for Spain’s national team at age 17.
After they won a match against Italy, the finale was between them and France. Their team showed great performance but was defeated by France by 1-2.
Gavi scored his first goal for Spain on June 5, 2022, in the UEFA Nations League against the Czech Republic. In that competition, he also became the youngest player to score a goal from Spain.
Gavi Club Stat
|Club||Season||League||Copa del Rey||Europe||Other||Total|
|Barcelona B||2020–21||Segunda División B||2||0||—||—||—||2||0|
|2021–22||Primera División RFEF||1||0||—||—||—||1||0|