5ft 6 (167.6 cm)
Xavier Hernandez is a Spanish professional footballer who plays for Barcelona. For one of his medicals, he was measured 168.5cm.
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Average Guess (21 Votes)
5ft 5.87in (167.3cm)
Nik said on 21/Mar/19
The average vote is 5 foot 5 7/8!
Nik said on 21/Mar/19
He looks about 5'6" range in the photograph above!
Christian 6'5 3/8" said on 16/Feb/19
Sports measurements are usually done early in the day. I think Rob has him listed pretty accurately.
said on 15/Feb/19
If he measured 168.5cm for a physical doesn't that make him 5ft 6.5"?
Early in the day he might be near that.
mohammed al embrator said on 5/Feb/18
xavi is 5ft6 1/2
said on 12/Sep/17
@Rob you should include in the description that he was measured 168 and a half
Editor Rob: yes I'll add that mention.
Slim 181 cm said on 24/Jun/17
166.5 cm. just proves you don't need to be huge to be an amazing player!
.. said on 1/Apr/17
Hi Rob, can you give me your guess on iniesta?
Ronaldo said on 17/Feb/17
Raúl González 177 cm
Carles Puyol 175 cm
Dani Alves 171 cm
Sergio Ramos 182 cm
said on 4/Jan/17
Iniesta measured over 171 cm, here is the clip
He says it's 2 decimals more than the last year. It is said 171 cm and silence in the decimals. And reading lips I found out it was 171.4 cm
Johnson said on 30/Aug/16
I think Rob should include Andrés Iniesta. There is a clip where he is measured 171 cm tall
said on 18/Jul/16Click Here
Interesting picture, Rob
plus said on 8/Apr/16
@CD Xavi is 168 cm. Not over that. He is measured early and he had a rare position while being measured. I think Pedro is very similar to him
CD said on 15/Jan/16
Rob, maybe 5ft 6.25 is a fairer mark for him?
said on 15/Jan/16
@Rob according of the position of his head and the bar do you think at the right moment of measuring he is 168.5 as told, or 168?
Editor Rob: depends if it is really hitting his skull, but somewhere in 168-168.5 range is believable based on that.
said on 14/Jan/16
Xavi is officially measured! He is told: 168 and a half
If you observe the bar is a little loose and position is not totally 90 degrees, so Rob got it right! He is 168 cm
Editor Rob: he could still hold 168cm by late afternoon if that is between 10-12am.
plus said on 29/Oct/15
@plus correcting my last message, Cesc Fàbregas 179 cm and Raul 179,5 cm
plus said on 25/Sep/15
I would like to correct my last message. Of course Xavi is shorter than Messi.
Xavi is 169 cm
The tips of the hair can fool us, now I look to the eyes and it's easier to see. As in David Villa, he looks rather 174,4 than 175 cm
plus said on 24/Sep/15
No, Xavi is not 168 cm. Xavi was 1,68 cm in the oldest references in the net when he pushed to the first team. He was 18 years and he now looks like 169,5 cm = 170 cm. Similar to Messi, that he now appears officially as 170 cm is official webpage, and Iniesta appears as 171 cm in FCB website.
My opinion after days of researching of heights in footballers:
Raúl González 178 cm
Cesc Fàbregas 178 cm (175 cm when he was a boy moving to Arsenal and they didn't update)
Carles Puyol 178 cm
David Villa 175 cm
Neymar 174 cm
Dani Alves 172 cm
Casillas 182 cm
Sergio Ramos 183 cm
My opinion: Messi and Xavi always look the same (169,5). Iniesta 170,5.
Lucho said on 29/Apr/15
Messi 168 cm.
Xavi 167 cm
Iniesta 170.5 cm
Pique 192 cm
Mascherano 170/171 cm
Busquet 187.5 /188 cm
Dany alves 170.5 cm
Nagger said on 9/Jan/15
5"6 on the dot
ESP said on 13/Jun/14
Great player. Looks about 5 ft 5.5 when lined up next to other players. He is 5 to 6 inches short her than 5 ft 11 Sergio Ramos and Iker Casillas.
James B said on 18/Apr/14
I would hav guessed 5'8 or 7
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said on 14/Feb/14
Rob is this guy really 5ft 6in he looks like a 5ft 9in guy he doesn't look like a 5ft 6in guy he has the look of a 5ft 9in guy not a 5ft 6in guy.
[Editor Rob: he looks this on the pitch]
Marri said on 15/Jan/14
Short or tall, amazing♡♡ better to be true cuz it's like mine :)
Alex said on 29/Jul/13
he looks pretty average on that photo/ like 5'9-5'10 range
said on 2/Jul/13Click Here
try that one. 5'4-5'5
hagdgdhh said on 12/Feb/13
If i had to guess his height exactly it would be 5'4.5", you have to remember the hairs giving him an extra inch or so
afka9 said on 5/Feb/13
5'7-5'6 for him
Peyman-6ft said on 26/Jan/13
said on 25/Jan/13
any estimate for puyol
I think 5'9.5''is spot on , isn't it ?
[Editor Rob: yeah it's a decent shout, him and cannavaro show you don't necessarily need to be above average to be a good defender!]
cd said on 9/Jan/13
Wow he looks like he could be a 5'9er there. He's definitely under 5'7" though.
Realist said on 9/Jan/13
This guy looks taller than Bieber.
gaz said on 8/Jan/13
I thought looking at hm he did not look 5'7. When his around other people that are 5'7 like Iniesta he always looks abit shorter.
Vegas said on 8/Jan/13
its funny the most popular team sport on earth the 3 best players are all 5'5-5'6 whereas in other team sports from aussie rules, rugby, basketball to the nfl the emphasis is on bigger is better
Arch Stanton said on 8/Jan/13
Iniesta is 169cm range I think.
Arch Stanton said on 8/Jan/13
He's the spit of my godmother's son, but he's only 5 ft 4!
Ramsay said on 8/Jan/13
Can't believe he is shorter than Messi
said on 8/Jan/13
Rob , could iniesta edge him out ?
[Editor Rob: I think he can yeah]
Balrog said on 7/Jan/13
Accurate listing. A hair under Lionel Messi and an inch shorter than Iniesta.