Xabi Alonso

Born: November 25, 1981 (age 35)

Height: 6'0" (183cm)

Hometown: Tolosa, Spain
Nationality: Spain Spanish

Position: Defensive midfielder
Team: Bayern Munich (no. 3)
Xabi Alonso
Career History
Senior2000-2004Real Sociedad
→ 2000-2001Eibar (loan)
2004-2009Liverpool
2009-2014Real Madrid
2014-Bayern Munich
International2003-2014Spain
Sports Mole has 544 articles about Xabi Alonso. Articles 1 to 40:
Bayern Munich's Spanish midfielder Xabi Alonso waits ahead the training of the German first division Bundesliga team FC Bayern Munich at the team club area in Munich, southern Germany, on July 7, 2015
Xabi Alonso, Phillip Lahm turn down Bayern Munich coaching roles
Carlo Ancelotti is happy with the 'perfect' appointment of Willy Sagnol as his new assistant at Bayern Munich, but says Xabi Alonso and Phillip Lahm rejected the role.
Jul 2, 20:10
Lyon's Corentin Tolisso during the Europa League match against Roma on March 16, 2017
Bayern Munich 'in talks with Lyon's Corentin Tolisso'
Bayern Munich reportedly open talks with Lyon over midfielder Corentin Tolisso.
Jun 10, 17:25
Bayern Munich's Spanish midfielder Xabi Alonso waits ahead the training of the German first division Bundesliga team FC Bayern Munich at the team club area in Munich, southern Germany, on July 7, 2015
Xabi Alonso, Philipp Lahm call time on playing careers
Xabi Alonso and Philipp Lahm bring down the curtain on their respective playing careers as Bayern Munich close out the season with a 4-1 win over Freiburg.
May 20, 18:42
Bayern Munich's Polish striker Robert Lewandowski (L) and Olympiakos' French defender Arthur Masuaku (R) vie for the ball during the UEFA Champions League Group F football match between FCB Bayern Munich and Olympiakos Piraeus on November 24, 2015
Team News: Robert Lewandowski starts against Real Madrid
Robert Lewandowski starts for Bayern Munich's Champions League quarter-final trip to Real Madrid.
Apr 18, 18:46
Bayern Munich's Spanish midfielder Xabi Alonso waits ahead the training of the German first division Bundesliga team FC Bayern Munich at the team club area in Munich, southern Germany, on July 7, 2015
Former Real Madrid midfielder Xabi Alonso reveals Barcelona contact
Bayern Munich midfielder Xabi Alonso reveals that he came close to joining Barcelona rather than Real Madrid when he left Liverpool.
Apr 17, 13:50
Bayern Munich's Spanish midfielder Xabi Alonso waits ahead the training of the German first division Bundesliga team FC Bayern Munich at the team club area in Munich, southern Germany, on July 7, 2015
Xabi Alonso: 'My time at Liverpool made me into a man'
Xabi Alonso, who is to retire from football at the end of the season, hails "special" club Liverpool for helping him to lift the Champions League trophy.
Mar 10, 20:41
Bayern Munich's Spanish midfielder Xabi Alonso waits ahead the training of the German first division Bundesliga team FC Bayern Munich at the team club area in Munich, southern Germany, on July 7, 2015
Steven Gerrard pays tribute to retiring Xabi Alonso
Former Liverpool captain Steven Gerrard pays tribute to ex-teammate Xabi Alonso following the Spaniard's decision to retire from football at the end of the season.
Mar 9, 22:14
 Jordi Alba of Spain jumps on teammate Xabi Alonso in celebration after a goal on a penalty kick by Alonso in the first half during the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil Group B match between Spain and Netherlands at Arena Fonte Nova on June 13, 2014
Spain star Xabi Alonso bids "farewell" to football
Xabi Alonso and Bayern Munich confirm that the Spaniard will retire from football at the end of the season.
Mar 9, 10:41
Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger on the touchline during the match against Liverpool on March 4, 2017
Result: Bayern Munich embarrass Arsenal to reach Champions League quarter-finals
Bayern Munich record a second successive 5-1 victory over Arsenal to progress through to the Champions League quarter-finals.
Mar 7, 21:37
Alexis Sanchez reacts at the end of the Champions League game between Arsenal and PSG on November 23, 2016
Team News: Alexis Sanchez returns to Arsenal starting lineup
Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger recalls Alexis Sanchez to his starting lineup for their Champions League last-16 second leg against Bayern Munich at the Emirates Stadium.
Mar 7, 18:46
Bayern Munich's Dutch midfielder Arjen Robben celebrates scoring during the UEFA Champions League Group F second-leg football match between FC Bayern Munich and Arsenal FC in Munich, southern Germany, on November 4, 2015
Preview: Arsenal vs. Bayern Munich
Sports Mole previews Tuesday's Champions League last-16 second leg between Arsenal and Bayern Munich as the Gunners bid to overturn a 5-1 first-leg deficit.
Mar 6, 15:12
Carlo Ancelotti, coach of Real Madrid reacts during the UEFA Champions League Quarter Final first leg match between Real Madrid and Borussia Dortmund at Estadio Santiago Bernabeu on April 2, 2014
Carlo Ancelotti admits to middle finger gesture after "being spat at"
Carlo Ancelotti confesses to gesturing to Hertha Berlin fans with his middle finger, but only after being "spat at" during Bayern Munich's 1-1 draw.
Feb 19, 17:18
Toni Kroos in action during the Champions League final between Real Madrid and Atletico Madrid on May 28, 2016
Paul Scholes urges Manchester United to target Toni Kroos
Paul Scholes believes that Toni Kroos could be the missing piece for Manchester United, describing him as the "best in the world" in his deep-lying position.
Feb 17, 20:56
Granit Xhaka sees red during the Premier League game between Arsenal and Burnley on January 22, 2017
Team News: Granit Xhaka brought straight back into Arsenal XI
Granit Xhaka comes straight back into Arsenal's starting lineup for the Champions League meeting with Bayern Munich as one of two changes from last time out.
Feb 15, 18:46
Bayern Munich's Spanish midfielder Xabi Alonso waits ahead the training of the German first division Bundesliga team FC Bayern Munich at the team club area in Munich, southern Germany, on July 7, 2015
Xabi Alonso doubtful for Arsenal match after limping out of training
Xabi Alonso is crocked by teammate Javi Martinez during a training session, just two days before Bayern Munich face Arsenal in the Champions League.
Feb 13, 21:43
Bayern Munich's Spanish midfielder Xabi Alonso waits ahead the training of the German first division Bundesliga team FC Bayern Munich at the team club area in Munich, southern Germany, on July 7, 2015
Bayern Munich midfielder Xabi Alonso 'to retire at end of the season'
Bayern Munich midfielder Xabi Alonso will reportedly retire from football at the end of the season.
Jan 18, 10:03
Bayern Munich's Polish striker Robert Lewandowski celebrates after the third goal for Munich during the German first division Bundesliga football match FC Bayern Muenchen vs VfL Wolfsburg in Munich, on September 22, 2015.
Result: Bayern Munich ease past 10-man RB Leipzig
Bayern Munich move three points clear at the top of the Bundesliga courtesy of a 3-0 win over second-placed RB Leipzig, who played an hour with 10 men.
Dec 21, 20:52
Carlo Ancelotti, coach of Real Madrid reacts during the UEFA Champions League Quarter Final first leg match between Real Madrid and Borussia Dortmund at Estadio Santiago Bernabeu on April 2, 2014
Live Commentary: Bayern Munich 3-0 RB Leipzig - as it happened
Relive Bayern Munich's 3-0 victory over 10-man title challengers RB Leipzig as the champions go three points clear heading into the winter break.
Dec 21, 18:00
Real Madrid midfielder Xabi Alonso on March 24, 2012
Xabi Alonso: 'Liverpool in better position than Manchester United'
Former Liverpool midfielder Xabi Alonso believes that the Reds are favourites to come out on top against Manchester United when they meet in the Premier League on Monday.
Oct 16, 20:26
Bayern Munich's Spanish midfielder Xabi Alonso waits ahead the training of the German first division Bundesliga team FC Bayern Munich at the team club area in Munich, southern Germany, on July 7, 2015
Xabi Alonso expects to end career at Bayern Munich
Bayern Munich midfielder Xabi Alonso expects to end his career with the Bundesliga giants.
Sep 26, 16:27
Renato Sanches in action for Benfica on January 31, 2016
Renato Sanches: 'I chose Bayern Munich because they showed belief in me'
Renato Sanches reveals that he chose to join Bayern Munich because they put in a "lot of effort" to sign him from Benfica.
Sep 21, 20:35
Paul Pogba in action for Manchester United against West Bromwich Albion on March 11, 2012.
Phil Neville: 'Manchester United target Paul Pogba worth £100m'
Paul Pogba is worth the world-record £100m transfer fee Manchester United are allegedly ready to pay Juventus for the Frenchman, according to former Red Devil Phil Neville.
Aug 3, 19:45
Bayern Munich's Spanish head coach Pep Guardiola (L) looks on during the UEFA Champions League semifinal first leg football match Real Madrid CF vs FC Bayern Munchen at the Santiago Bernabeu stadium in Madrid on April 23, 2014
Xabi Alonso: 'Pep Guardiola will make Manchester City players better'
Bayern Munich midfielder Xabi Alonso believes that Manchester City's players will improve under Pep Guardiola if they are open to his "very different" training methods.
Jul 22, 14:08
Bayern Munich's Spanish head coach Pep Guardiola watch proceedings during the German Cup DFB Pokal second round football match between VfL Wolfsburg vs FCB Bayern Munich in Wolfsburg, on October 27, 2015.
Xabi Alonso backs Pep Guardiola to succeed in Premier League
Former Liverpool midfielder Xabi Alonso is confident that Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola will be able to impose his style on the Premier League.
Jul 22, 13:37
Bayern Munich's Spanish headcoach Pep Guardiola reacts during the German first division Bundesliga football match FC Bayern Munich vs Hamburger SV at the Allianz Arena in Munich, southern Germany, on August 14, 2015
Team News: Pep Guardiola names Oleksandr Zinchenko in first Manchester City lineup
Pep Guardiola hands a debut to Oleksandr Zinchenko in Manchester City's friendly with Bayern Munich.
Jul 20, 18:54
Nolito celebrates after scoring the opening goal during an international friendly match between Spain and Bosnia at the AFG Arena on May 29, 2016
Preview: Spain vs. South Korea
Sports Mole looks ahead to the international friendly between Spain and South Korea at the Red Bull Arena in Leipzig.
May 31, 13:02
Antoine Griezmann celebrates after scoring for Atletico Madrid in the Champions League semi-final second leg against Bayern Munich on May 3, 2016
Result: Atletico Madrid hold off Bayern Munich to reach Champions League final
Atletico Madrid book their place in the final of the Champions League courtesy of an away-goals victory over Bayern Munich.
May 3, 21:41
Thomas Muller celebrates scoring during the Bundesliga game between Bayern Munich and Darmstadt on February 20, 2016
Team News: Bayern Munich start Thomas Muller, Diego Godin returns for Atletico Madrid
Thomas Muller starts for Bayern Munich, while Diego Godin returns for Atletico Madrid in their Champions League semi-final showdown at the Allianz Arena.
May 3, 18:43
Atletico Madrid goalkeeper Jan Oblak punches clear during the Champions League semi-final second leg against Bayern Munich on May 3, 2016
Live Commentary: Bayern Munich 2-1 Atletico Madrid (2-2 on aggregate, Atletico win on away goals) - as it happened
Relive Bayern Munich's 2-1 win over Atletico Madrid as the Spanish outfit hold out to reach the final of the Champions League on away goals.
May 3, 17:45
Arturo Vidal celebrates a goal during the Champions League quarter-final between Benfica and Bayern Munich on April 13, 2016
Result: Bayern Munich ease through to Champions League semi-finals
Bayern Munich book their place in the semi-finals of the Champions League for the fourth season in a row courtesy of a 3-2 aggregate victory over Benfica.
Apr 13, 21:39
Bayern Munich's Polish striker Robert Lewandowski (C) celebrates scoring during the German first division Bundesliga football match FC Bayern Munich vs FC Ingolstadt 04 in Munich, southern Germany, on December 12, 2015
Team News: Roberto Lewandowski drops to Bayern Munich bench at Benfica
Pep Guardiola leaves Robert Lewandowski on the Bayern Munich bench for Wednesday night's Champions League quarter-final second leg at Benfica.
Apr 13, 18:57
Eric Dier of Tottenham Hotspur celebrates as he scores their first goal during the Barclays Premier League match between Tottenham Hotspur and Newcastle United at White Hart Lane on December 13, 2015 in London, England.
Tottenham Hotspur's Eric Dier impresses Bayern Munich?
Bayern Munich are reportedly closely monitoring Eric Dier's development in a Tottenham Hotspur shirt.
Apr 6, 16:40
Bayern Munich's French forward Kingsley Coman (L) celebrates scoring the 3-0 with Bayern Munich's Brazilian midfielder Douglas Costa (L) and Bayern Munich's Chilean midfielder Arturo Vidal during the German first division Bundesliga football match 1 FSV M
Team News: Arturo Vidal, Douglas Costa in for Bayern Munich against Benfica
Arturo Vidal and Douglas Costa return to the Bayern Munich starting lineup for Tuesday night's Champions League quarter-final first leg against Benfica.
Apr 5, 19:12
Bayern Munich's Spanish midfielder Xabi Alonso waits ahead the training of the German first division Bundesliga team FC Bayern Munich at the team club area in Munich, southern Germany, on July 7, 2015
Team News: Xabi Alonso returns for Bayern Munich
Xabi Alonso is back in the Bayern Munich team for tonight's Champions League clash against Juventus.
Mar 16, 18:47
Bayern Munich's Spanish midfielder Xabi Alonso waits ahead the training of the German first division Bundesliga team FC Bayern Munich at the team club area in Munich, southern Germany, on July 7, 2015
Bayern Munich midfielder Xabi Alonso rejects tax fraud claims
Bayern Munich midfielder Xabi Alonso rejects claims that he committed tax fraud in Spain between 2009 and 2011 while playing for Real Madrid.
Feb 26, 18:45
Bayern Munich's Spanish midfielder Xabi Alonso waits ahead the training of the German first division Bundesliga team FC Bayern Munich at the team club area in Munich, southern Germany, on July 7, 2015
Xabi Alonso: 'Bayern Munich squad unaffected by Pep Guardiola exit'
Xabi Alonso says that he and his Bayern Munich teammates have not been distracted by Pep Guardiola's upcoming departure.
Feb 8, 17:08
Bayern Munich's Thomas Muller celebrates with teammate Javi Martinez after scoring his team's second goal against Augsburg during their 3rd round German Cup match on December 4, 2013
Quartet sign new Bayern Munich deals
Thomas Muller, Javi Martinez, Jerome Boateng and Xabi Alonso all agree new contracts with German champions Bayern Munich.
Dec 18, 11:36
England's Liverpool FC captain Steven Garrard (lower) sits on the pitch after losing to South American champion Sao Paulo FC in the final match of the FIFA Club World Championship in Yokohama, 18 December 2005
On This Day: Liverpool lose to Sao Paulo in Club World Championship final
On this day in 2005, Liverpool slipped to a 1-0 defeat to Sao Paulo in the final of the World Club Championship in Yokohama.
Dec 18, 06:00
Augsburg's Dominik Kohr battles with Thiago Alcantara of Bayern on September 12, 2015
Team News: Thiago returns to Bayern Munich bench
Thiago Alcantara returns from injury to earn a spot on the Bayern Munich bench against FC Ingolstadt 04.
Dec 12, 13:33
Bayern Munich's Polish striker Robert Lewandowski (L) celebrates scoring with Bayern Munich's midfielder Thomas Mueller and Bayern Munich's midfielder Sebastian Rode during the UEFA Champions League football match between Dinamo Zagreb v Bayern Munich at
Match Analysis: Dinamo Zagreb 0-2 Bayern Munich
Sports Mole takes a closer look at the key talking points from Bayern Munich's 2-0 win over Dinamo Zagreb in the Champions League.
Dec 9, 22:19



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