Xavier Quentin Shay Simons (born 21 April 2003) is a Dutch professional footballer who plays as a midfielder for Ligue 1 club Paris Saint-Germain.
In March 2020, Simons was named on Goal’s “NxGn 2020” list of 50 best wonderkids in world football. He was also included in The Guardian’s “Next Generation 2020” in October. Simons has amassed a large following on social media platform Instagram, with over 3 million followers. He also has a sponsorship contract with sporting goods manufacturer Nike.
Early Life and Career
Born in Amsterdam, Simons is the son of Dutch former footballer Regillio Simons. Simons is of Surinamese descent through his father and of Dutch descent through his mother. His older brother Faustino (born 1996), who also played football, shares the same birthday as him.
Simons joined the youth setup of Barcelona in 2010 from CD Tháder, and quickly progressed to become one of the Spanish club’s most highly rated youth players, with English club Chelsea, as well as Spanish giants Real Madrid, reportedly attempting to sign him at a young age.
In July 2019, Simons moved to French side Paris Saint-Germain (PSG), having failed to agree a new contract with Barcelona. His three-year contract with the Parisian club was reportedly worth up to €1 million annually.
On 10 February 2021, Simons made his professional debut for PSG, coming on as a substitute for Julian Draxler in a 1–0 Coupe de France win over Caen. He made his Ligue 1 debut as a substitute in a 4–1 win over Strasbourg two months later. On 19 May 2021, he won his first professional trophy, the Coupe de France. Ahead of the 2021–22 season, Simons was included in the first-team preparation and pre-season by manager Mauricio Pochettino. On 14 July 2021, he came off the bench and scored a goal in a 4–0 friendly win over Le Mans at the Camp des Loges. He scored another goal in a 2–2 friendly draw against Chambly three days later at the same ground. On 18 August, Simons was sent back to train with the under-19 squad coached by Zoumana Camara. He eventually made his first appearance of the season for PSG in a 3–0 cup win over Feignies Aulnoye on 19 December, his first ever professional start. On 3 January 2022, Simons recorded his first senior assist in a 4–0 cup win over Vannes, a pass for Kylian Mbappé. His first league appearance of the 2021–22 season came in a 1–1 away draw to Lyon on 9 January, where he came on as a 69th minute substitute.
Simons has represented the Netherlands at under-15, under-16, and under-17 level.
Xavi Simons is currently single and focusing on his career more. Xavi Simons is also not married.
Net Worth and Salary
Xavi Simons’ net worth as of 2022 is estimated at around $700, 000 – $3 million.
Xavi Simons earns over $850, 000 playing for PSG