Xabi Alonso

Xabi Alonso

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Born: 25/11/1981 in Tolosa
Nationality: Spain Spain
International Caps: 109
International Debut: 30/04/2003 vs Ecuador

Club: Real Madrid

2018/19 Playing Statistics

  Total Mins Played Apps Starts Subbed On Subbed Off Goals Assists Yellows Reds
All 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Xabi Alonso came through the youth ranks at Real Sociedad and made his debut there in the 1999/2000 season. He was a key figure in Sociedad’s second-place La Liga finish in the 2003 season, prompting a big-money move to Liverpool.

Alonso made his Reds debut August 29, 2004 and his first goal came from a free-kick on October 16 that same year.

In Liverpool's memorable Champions League Final comeback against AC Milan in Istanbul in 2005, the Spaniard played a key role, scoring the third goal in Liverpool’s revival from a saved penalty.

After establishing himself as an integral member at Anfield, the top European clubs came sniffing for his services and, at the start of the 2009/10 season, he joined Real Madrid in a £30-million deal.

Alonso has also established himself as a key member of the Spanish national side and played a key role off the bench in his country’s Euro 2008 success, opening up defences with his clever movement off the ball and excellent range of passing.

He was also part of their successful World Cup and Euro 2012 squads.

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