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The jewel of PSG that is also an influencer

The player surprises everyone, not only for his talent with the ball

By Fredi Roman

The player surprises everyone, not only for his talent with the ball
The player surprises everyone, not only for his talent with the ball
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He still did not score a goal, nor did he give any assistance, nor did he break it in any game. In fact, he barely adds 13 minutes in his career as a professional footballer, however Xavi Simons is a true phenomenon... At least on social networks. Of course, the crack pigeon that Paris Saint Germain has is a trend-setting influencer on Instagram, where he has neither more nor less than 3,300,000 followers!.

To size it, that number of followers is greater than the total together! two established stars with very long careers such as Carlos Tevez (1,300,000) and Leonardo Ponzio (1,400,000). Now, how did you make a promise of just 17 years to get to those scary numbers? It is that he is not a simple footballer, with a great projection, Simons knew how to exploit the image of him like very few at his age and became a magnet for the brands, which have sponsored him practically since he began to kick a game. ball in lower.

Who is Xavi Simons?

Xavier Quentin Shay Simons was born on April 21, 2003 in Amsterdam, the Netherlands, but grew up and began training as a player in Spain. He was barely three years old when Regillio, his father and former footballer (he played as a forward and went through various Eredivisie clubs such as NACBreda, Fortuna Sittard and Willem II, among others), decided to pack their suitcases and move the family to Rojales, a small municipality in Alicante where the Dutch tip used to spend his holidays.

It was in that Spanish city of just 16,000 inhabitants where Xavi, named so because both Regillio and Peggy (his mother) are admirers of the historic Barcelona midfielder, started his promising career. More precisely, he did it in the children's categories of the Tháder Sports Club, a team from the Fifth Division of Spain.

A very skilled midfielder with the ball, with a great ability to find a teammate free, and also with sacrifice and dynamics to recover the ball, he soon began to stand out among the youth. Thus, at just seven years old, he caught the attention of Guillermo Amor, former Barcelona midfielder and current club scout, who did not hesitate to take him to Culé.

Xavi Simons played in Barcelona

Simons arrived at La Masía in July 2010 and the impact was immediate: the kid with leafy curls in the style of Pibe Valderrama (whom he already met and they even took a picture together) left everyone with their mouths open because despite still being a boy, the media began to highlight that he played like a veteran and that he had leadership rarely seen in someone his age.


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