November 29, 2021
Xabi Alonso Olano (born 25 November 1981) is a former Spanish footballer and current coach who has played for the Spanish national football team and major clubs such as Real Madrid, Bayern Munich and Liverpool. Xabi Alonso became famous for his high skill in making games and accurate long passes He currently leads Real Sociedad B in the third tier of Spanish football. Professional career Xabi Alonso started his career at Real Sociedad, home side Gipuzkoa. He returned to Real Sociedad on loan after a season at Eibar, after which John Toshack's manager appointed Xabi Alonso as captain. Alonso was a successful captain and finished second in La Liga at Real Sociedad in the 2003–02 season. Alonso joined Liverpool in August 2004 with a. 10.5m bid. He won the Champions League in his first season with Liverpool and scored a goal in the Cup final. The following season, he won the FA Cup with Liverpool and the FA Shield Association. Alonso finally joined Real Madrid with a. 30 million offer. He played in prestigious international trophies such as Euro 2004, World Cup 2006 Germany, Euro 2008, World Cup 2010 South Africa and Euro 2012 for the Spanish national team. Alonso made his international debut in April 2003 in Spain's 4–4 win over Ecuador and is currently the winner of Euro 2008 with Spain, the 2010 World Cup in South Africa and Euro 2012. On 23 June 2012, Alonso played his 100th national game in Euro 2012 in the quarter-finals, scoring two goals against France, becoming the best player on the pitch and celebrating his 100th national game. He was called an engineer and was a midfielder at Real Madrid. He said goodbye to the world of football on May 20, 2017 in the game against Freiburg. He is currently the head coach of Real Madrid's under-14 team. Among the clubs Xabi Alonso has played for are Real Sociedad B, Real Sociedad, Eibar, Liverpool, Real Madrid and Bayern Munich.