Xavi Hernandez is enjoying life on and off the field in Qatar.
The Barcelona and Spain legend, moved to the Gulf state in 2015 to join Al Sadd. Although he has yet to win the Qatar Stars League, he has picked up medals in the Qatar Cup and the Emir Cup.
One of the most famous players in the league, the 2010 World Cup winner has been suitably reimbursed for his performances on the field, but has has now become a Qatari millionaire off it.
The midfielder won one million Qatari Riyal (€230,000 approximately) in a monthly sweepstakes for a local bank.
Xavi was the June winner of Doha Bank’s Al Dana Millionaire Monthly Draw. The bank have encouraged customers to set up a savings account, by offering the monthly prize.
Speaking to the bank’s website, the Spaniard was understandably delighted with the unexpected win.
I had opened my account in Doha Bank on the 5th of December, 2016, as I had taken interest in the Al Dana program after hearing about how Doha Bank encourages their customers to save money, and get a chance to become Millionaires, as well as the opportunity to win other cash prizes. I started to invest with the Al Dana Savings program, aiming to win the QAR 1 Million.
Today, I can say that I’m happy that I opened an Al Dana Savings account and invested my savings. I would like to thank Doha Bank for this opportunity and I wish the same luck unto the other Al Dana customers in the future.
No wonder the 37-year-old moved to sunnier climes. At least we know now that footballers actually own bank accounts.