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Xavi Hernandez nominated for Player of the Year award in Qatar

The former Barcelona star is in contention to win the coveted Player of the Year award following a superb individual season.

Al Sadd’s midfield maestro has been one of the most consistent players this campaign. The awards ceremony is due to take place on 20 May at the Qatar National Convention Center.

The 37-year-old has been ever-present for Al Sadd, playing on 26 occasions. He lifted his first piece of silverware In Qatar following the Wolves 2-1 win over El Jaish in the Qatar Cup final this year.

The Spaniards passing stats are some of the best in the Qatar Stars League, boasting an 89.2% passing accuracy.

Xavi could be set for a domestic trophy double with Al Sadd in the Emir Cup final.