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Name Xabi Alonso
Gender Male
Ethnic Spanish
Job Spanish Footballer
Desc A key part of the Liverpool team which won the most thrilling Champions League final in history. Helped usher in Rafa Benitez’s Anfield revolution, forming a wonderful midfield partnership with Steven Gerrard before departing after five seasons for Real Madrid


Org Spain National Team
Club as Coach Real Sociedad B
Club as Player Bayern Munich
  Real Madrid
  Liverpool FC
2005 05 25
ISTANBUL, TURKEY - Liverpool’s Xabi Alonso celebrates scoring the equaliser from the re-bounded penalty kick with Milan Baros during the UEFA Champions League Final at the Ataturk Olympic Stadium, Istanbul

2013 11 05 Retrieve

[Xabi Alonso on Paul Scholes] Fans in Spain rate him very highly and I admire him a huge amount. To me Paul [Scholes] is a role model. He is the best midfielder I’ve seen in the last 15 or 20 years

2017 03 09 Tweet

[Xabi Alonso confirms he will retire at the end of the season] Lived it. Loved it. Farewell beautiful game

2017 09 30 Retrieve

[Xabi Alonso shares about the next step in his career] After 17 years in the game, I have considered the next step in my career. I have decided to go into management

2019 11 30 Retrieve

[Xabi Alonso tells about how he is enjoying his new life on the sidelines with Real Sociedad B] At first you don’t know how it’s going to be. But then I got caught up in the match. It’s like an itch and then you say: ‘I like this!’ You see that day after day, with the repletion, the explanation, the corrections, everything you tell them, they begin to understand little by little. That’s it, being a coach