Name
Xabi Alonso

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Born
1981 (39 years old)

Birth Place
Tolosa, Spain

Position
Midfielder

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Height
1.83

Weight
78

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£5,000,000

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Sport
Soccer

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Xabier "Xabi" Alonso Olano (Basque: , Spanish: ; born 25 November 1981) is a Spanish former footballer who played as a central midfielder.

Alonso began his career at Real Sociedad, the main team of his home province Gipuzkoa. After a brief loan period at Eibar, he returned to Sociedad where then-manager John Toshack appointed Alonso as his team captain. Alonso succeeded in the role, taking Real Sociedad to second place in the 2002–03 season. He moved to Liverpool in August 2004 for £10.5 million. He won the UEFA Champions League in his first season at the club, under manager Rafael Benítez, scoring the equalising goal in the Final against Milan. The following season, he won the FA Cup and the FA Community Shield. He moved to Real Madrid for the start of the 2009–10 season in a deal worth around £30 million. After five seasons at the club, winning honours including a league title in 2012 and the Champions League in 2014, he was signed by Bundesliga club Bayern Munich on a two-year contract.

He made his international debut for Spain in April 2003 in a 4–0 victory against Ecuador. While playing for Spain, Alonso has won Euro 2008, Euro 2012 and the 2010 World Cup, and he has also represented his country at Euro 2004 and the 2006 World Cup. On 23 June 2012, Alonso won his 100th cap for Spain in the quarter-final of Euro 2012 against France; he celebrated the occasion by scoring both of Spain's goals to send them into the semi-finals. Following Spain's failure to progress out of the group stages at the 2014 World Cup, Alonso retired from international football on 27 August 2014. His 114 caps make him the fifth-most capped player in the nation's history.


Career Honours




2016-2017

Bayern Munich



2016

Bayern Munich



2015-2016

Bayern Munich



2015-2016

Bayern Munich



2014-2015

Bayern Munich



2013-2014

Real Madrid



2013-2014

Real Madrid



2012

Real Madrid



2012

Real Madrid



2012

Real Madrid



2011-2012

Real Madrid



2011

Real Madrid



2010-2011

Real Madrid



2010

Real Madrid



2008

Liverpool



2006

Liverpool



2005-2006

Liverpool



2005

Liverpool



2004-2005

Liverpool


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2000-2004

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2009-2014

2014-2017


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2018-2019
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