Xabi Alonso

Born: November 25, 1981 (age 36)

Height: 6'0" (183cm)

Hometown: Tolosa, Spain
Nationality: Spain Spanish

Position: Defensive midfielder
Team: Bayern Munich (no. 3)
Xabi Alonso
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Career History
Senior2000-2004Real Sociedad
→ 2000-2001Eibar (loan)
2004-2009Liverpool
2009-2014Real Madrid
2014-Bayern Munich
International2003-2014Spain
Sports Mole has 556 articles about Xabi Alonso. Articles 1 to 40:
Jurgen Klopp in action during the Champions League quarter-final game between Liverpool and Manchester City on April 4, 2018
Preview: Real Madrid vs. Liverpool - prediction, team news, lineups
Sports Mole brings you predicted lineups, team news and a full match preview of the 2017-18 Champions League final as holders Real Madrid take on Liverpool in Kiev.
May 24, 18:32
Mohamed Salah celebrates scoring the second during the Champions League semi-final game between Liverpool and Roma on April 24, 2018
Combined XI: Liverpool 2005 vs. 2018
Ahead of Saturday's Champions League final in Kiev, Sports Mole selects a combined XI from Liverpool's class of 2004-05 and the current crop.
May 24, 08:59
Dishevelled Reds boss Jurgen Klopp watches on during the Premier League game between Liverpool and Chelsea on November 25, 2017
Xabi Alonso: 'Liverpool must keep emotions in check against Real Madrid'
Xabi Alonso advises Liverpool's players to keep a lid on their emotions for the Champions League final against Real Madrid.
May 21, 19:11
A general shot of a Premier League football ahead of the Premier League clash between Everton and West Ham United at Goodison Park on October 30, 2016
Raul 'excited' to begin coaching course
Former Real Madrid captain Raul reveals his 'excitement' after beginning his coaching course in Spain.
Apr 18, 12:42
Real Madrid captain Sergio Ramos in action during his side's Champions League clash with Tottenham Hotspur
Real Madrid captain Sergio Ramos 'facing semi-final ban'
Real Madrid possibly face being without Sergio Ramos for the first leg of their Champions League semi-final as the centre-back breached UEFA protocol against Juventus.
Apr 12, 15:16
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Xabi Alonso facing five years in jail for tax fraud?
Xabi Alonso faces five years in jail and a fine of around £3.5m if found guilty of dodging Spanish tax laws, relating to image rights during his time at Real Madrid.
Mar 21, 14:25
A general shot of a Premier League football ahead of the Premier League clash between Everton and West Ham United at Goodison Park on October 30, 2016
Xabi Alonso keen on Real Sociedad return
Xabi Alonso reveals that he has given consideration to a future return to Real Sociedad as a coach.
Feb 22, 14:26
Keylor Navas saves Harry Kane's header during the Champions League group game between Real Madrid and Tottenham Hotspur on October 17, 2017
Xabi Alonso: 'Real Madrid will welcome Paris Saint-Germain tie'
Xabi Alonso insists that his former club Real Madrid will relish the chance of taking on Paris Saint-Germain in the last-16 stage of the Champions League.
Dec 11, 15:36
A general shot of a Premier League football ahead of the Premier League clash between Everton and West Ham United at Goodison Park on October 30, 2016
Dani Carvajal facing two-game ban from European competition?
Dani Carvajal faces the prospect of missing Real Madrid's last-16 first-leg tie, amid suggestions that he deliberately picked up a yellow card against APOEL.
Nov 22, 17:49
A general shot of a Premier League football ahead of the Premier League clash between Everton and West Ham United at Goodison Park on October 30, 2016
Xabi Alonso backs Steven Gerrard to become Liverpool manager one day
Xabi Alonso backs Steven Gerrard to become Liverpool manager one day because he has "all the attributes" to succeed.
Oct 4, 13:48
A general shot of a Premier League football ahead of the Premier League clash between Everton and West Ham United at Goodison Park on October 30, 2016
Xabi Alonso confirms plans to move into football management
Former Liverpool, Real Madrid and Bayern Munich star Xabi Alonso announces plans to move into management.
Sep 26, 09:23
Michail Antonio cops a feel of Gareth Barry during the Premier League game between West Bromwich Albion and West Ham United on September 16, 2017
Steven Gerrard: 'I told Rafael Benitez not to replace Xabi Alonso with Gareth Barry'
Liverpool legend Steven Gerrard admits that he talked former Reds boss Rafael Benitez out of signing Gareth Barry as a replacement for Xabi Alonso in 2009.
Sep 24, 22:22
A general shot of a Premier League football ahead of the Premier League clash between Everton and West Ham United at Goodison Park on October 30, 2016
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
A general shot of a Premier League football ahead of the Premier League clash between Everton and West Ham United at Goodison Park on October 30, 2016
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
A general shot of a Premier League football ahead of the Premier League clash between Everton and West Ham United at Goodison Park on October 30, 2016
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
A general shot of a Premier League football ahead of the Premier League clash between Everton and West Ham United at Goodison Park on October 30, 2016
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
A general shot of a Premier League football ahead of the Premier League clash between Everton and West Ham United at Goodison Park on October 30, 2016
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
A general shot of a Premier League football ahead of the Premier League clash between Everton and West Ham United at Goodison Park on October 30, 2016
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
A general shot of a Premier League football ahead of the Premier League clash between Everton and West Ham United at Goodison Park on October 30, 2016
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
A general shot of a Premier League football ahead of the Premier League clash between Everton and West Ham United at Goodison Park on October 30, 2016
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
A general shot of a Premier League football ahead of the Premier League clash between Everton and West Ham United at Goodison Park on October 30, 2016
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
A general shot of a Premier League football ahead of the Premier League clash between Everton and West Ham United at Goodison Park on October 30, 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
A general shot of a Premier League football ahead of the Premier League clash between Everton and West Ham United at Goodison Park on October 30, 2016
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
A general shot of a Premier League football ahead of the Premier League clash between Everton and West Ham United at Goodison Park on October 30, 2016
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
A general shot of a Premier League football ahead of the Premier League clash between Everton and West Ham United at Goodison Park on October 30, 2016
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
A general shot of a Premier League football ahead of the Premier League clash between Everton and West Ham United at Goodison Park on October 30, 2016
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
A general shot of a Premier League football ahead of the Premier League clash between Everton and West Ham United at Goodison Park on October 30, 2016
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
A general shot of a Premier League football ahead of the Premier League clash between Everton and West Ham United at Goodison Park on October 30, 2016
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
A general shot of a Premier League football ahead of the Premier League clash between Everton and West Ham United at Goodison Park on October 30, 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
A general shot of a Premier League football ahead of the Premier League clash between Everton and West Ham United at Goodison Park on October 30, 2016
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
A general shot of a Premier League football ahead of the Premier League clash between Everton and West Ham United at Goodison Park on October 30, 2016
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
A general shot of a Premier League football ahead of the Premier League clash between Everton and West Ham United at Goodison Park on October 30, 2016
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
A general shot of a Premier League football ahead of the Premier League clash between Everton and West Ham United at Goodison Park on October 30, 2016
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
A general shot of a Premier League football ahead of the Premier League clash between Everton and West Ham United at Goodison Park on October 30, 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
A general shot of a Premier League football ahead of the Premier League clash between Everton and West Ham United at Goodison Park on October 30, 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
A general shot of a Premier League football ahead of the Premier League clash between Everton and West Ham United at Goodison Park on October 30, 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

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TeamPWDLFAGDPTS
CBayern Munich34273492286484
2Schalke 04Schalke34189753371663
3Hoffenheim341510966481855
4Borussia DortmundDortmund341510964471755
5Bayer LeverkusenB. Leverkusen341510958441455
6RB Leipzig34158115753453
7Stuttgart34156133636051
8Eintracht FrankfurtFrankfurt34147134545049
9Borussia MonchengladbachBorussia M'bach34138134752-547
10Hertha Berlin341013114346-343
11Werder Bremen341012123740-342
12Augsburg341011134346-341
13Hannover34109154454-1039
14Mainz 053499163852-1436
15Freiburg34812143256-2436
16Wolfsburg34615133648-1233
RHamburger SV3487192953-2431
RFC Koln3457223570-3522

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