Xabi Alonso

Spain national team midfielder Xabier "Xabi" Alonso Olano is the winner of World Cup Spanish footballer WHO plays for Real Madrid as a midfielder. Alonso began his career at Real Sociedad, his home region first team Gipuzkoa The following season he won the FA Cup and Community Shield.

Internationally, Alonso has Represented Spain in, 2004 2008 Euro tournament and the 2006 World Cup and 2010 World Cup. Alonso holds the record for Longest distance goal ever scored in a game open in the Premier League, from a distance of 61 meters in 2006. In previous seasons, he scored from 78 yards against Luton Town in the FA Cup.

Personal information
Full name : Xabier Alonso Olano
Date of birth : 25 November 1981 (age 30)
Place of birth : Tolosa, Spain
Height : 1.83 m (6 ft 0 in)
Playing position : Midfielder

Club information
Current club : Real Madrid
Number : 14

Early Life
Alonso was born in a family known for its football power. His father, Periko Alonso won La Liga twice in consecutive seasons with Real Sociedad and a third time after he moved to Barcelona. In the Basque sands Alonso befriended fellow citizens Calle Matia, Mikel Arteta, and two.

Alonso and Arteta are Ambitious and Dreamed of playing alongside each other for Real Sociedad Pls They are older. They Attended Although different schools, two young players joining the youth sides of local Antiguoko, playing games on the weekend. Their performances attracted the attention of Scouts from the Spanish side of the upper and younger Donostiarras separate Airways, ending nine years of friendly competition, like Alonso will from Real Sociedad and Arteta moved to Catalan giants Barcelona, however, That steps Alonso to Real Sociedad .

Alonso advanced through the youth and reserve team ranks at Real Sociedad and was impressed enough to earn his first team debut at the age of 18. At the start of 2000-01 season, Javier Clemente sent to the Segunda División team Eibar Alonso to gain experience.

Alonso's father really felt moved to a Smaller clubs Improve Himself as a player. Toshack praises Alonso, noting the impression That he was an outstanding team, ESPECIALLY for young players from the team.

   Personal Life
Alonso is regarded as a quiet and friendly person by former colleagues in Liverpool He was married to Nagore Aramburu and the couple have two children:. Jontxu and ane. girl named Ane Alonso Aranburu.  Alonso and Arsenal player Mikel Arteta were the resource persons neighbors on the same street while growing up in San Sebastián and also lived near each other in Liverpool. Alonso convinced Arteta to transfer to Everton after he recounted how he was living happily in Liverpool. Alonso also helped persuade former Sociedad team mate Juan Ugarte Estate to move to Wales by joining Wrexham in 2004.

His brother, Mikel Alonso play for the Classic team Charlton Athletic, having Previously spent a season on loan at Bolton Wanderers in the 2007-08 season with an option to deal permanent. However was a supporter of Meath Gaelic football.  Even playing for Real Madrid, Alonso declared Himself a supporter of Liverpool and returned to watch the game at Anfield Pls his schedule allows.  Alonso is also Director of Communications at Laspalmas.dk, a Danish supporters club for the Spanish club Las Palmas, the which is currently playing in the Segunda División.

 Real Sociedad
The team cemented Their mid-table position in 2001-02, finishing in 13th place. Appeared Alonso consistently in La Liga with 30 Appearances During the season and also scored his first goal in the league, finishing with a total of season 3. Alonso made his international debut in April 2003 in 4-0 friendly win over Ecuador.

2003-2004 season comprised mixed results for Alonso and his club of San Sebastián. Alonso enjoys the opportunity to perform in Europe, Appearing in all team games, and Real Sociedad qualify for the Champions League knockout phase. The combination of exceptional performance Alonso and the team's poor league finish making away from the Estadio Anoeta Inevitable. Despite the interest from La Liga champions Real Madrid, Alonso Remains committed to Real Sociedad. Alonso Had other concerns and focus on international duty with Spain at Euro 2004 tournament. The summer transfer window saw the arrival at Real Sociedad Mikel Arteta friend of Alonso.

2004-05: Champions League victory
Alonso arrived at Liverpool, along with Luis Garcia from Barcelona, marked the beginning of a new era at Anfield. Liverpool lost the fixture 1-0 but Alonso was already receiving praise for his passing skills from the press. A Premier League tie against Fulham displayed more of Alonso's talents. The resource persons were the resource persons Liverpool losing 2-0 at half-time and Alonso Benítez Brought on as a substitute after the break. He revived a deflated Liverpool and the game finished 4-2 to the Merseyside team. Furthermore, Alonso scored his first goal for the team from a free kick to bring Liverpool ahead of the Opposition

Alonso was elated at the achievement and felt he was settling in well in England. The Arsenal game marked the return of Steven Gerrard from injury but Alonso's midfield partnership with the team captain Came to a halt Alonso suffered his first setback at Liverpool. Liverpool, trailing 3-2, the resource persons were the resource persons Awarded a penalty and it was decided Alonso That would take the spot kick. Extra time passed without a goal from either team and Liverpool won 3-2 in the penalty shootout. Alonso was praised for his pivotal influence on the team's comeback and manager Benítez reinforced his importance to the team.

2005-06: FA Cup winners
Alonso is always present in the first team in the 2005-06 season, Mostly To Avoid Injuries That Is marre first season at the club. Crouch denied This, That Highlighting Ability of the passing Alonso, Along With Gerrard, Liverpool Will determine the style of play. Alonso face more competition for places in a new form of arrival Mohamed Sissoko. Howeve, the Injured Steven Gerrard and Rafael Benitez's support of the 4-5-1 formation Alonso secured Their place in the team. Alonso eat in all the games But in Liverpool's Champions League dominance in the previous season gone Is Shown as Benfica Defeated team in the preliminary round.

On January 7, 2006, in an FA Cup third round match Against Luton Town, Alonso assisted Liverpool's 5-3 comeback victory After falling 3-1 in the second half. Alonso scored two impressive goals from a distance: one from 45 yards, 65 yards from goal and Another, behind the Halfway line. Consequently, the purpose of marking Alonso for Liverpool fans bluck to win £ 25,000 from £ 200 bet on Alonso His Own Assessment from Within half. Howeve, I recovered sufficiently It Against match to start the West Ham United and Liverpool's third goal Gerrard scored from a free kick Alonso, pull the team ahead of the Opposition. Liverpool won the penalty Alonso Without His help but still got the first FA Cup winners medal. " Alonso's determination and passion Shown to Downfall and I later reflectivity:. Alonso made his 100th league appearance for Liverpool on January 12, 2008 Against Middlesbrough.

2008-09 SeasonYear 2008 summer transfer window move from Merseyside as Liverpool chase Recommends England international Gareth Barry to replace Alonso.  Alonso is Important For This team Underlined Subsequently I scored a single goal, Through the deflection, in a 1-0 Victory Against Chelsea, Liverpool making the team's first away win at Stamford Bridge in More Than Four Years.

Real Madrid
 2009-10 Season
£ 30 Million Pons completed His move to Real Madrid on 5 August 2009. Given the number 22 jersey Alonso in Madrid and played in a holding midfield position. In La Liga club I help The Club With A record finish 96 points, three points behind winners Barcelona.

During his first season at Real Madrid scored three goals and Alonso Considered one of the club's "most consistent" players. Received the Same Alonso from ESPN Soccernet Accolade. He Was Also a nominee in the LFP Awards, Awards Given out by the Professional Football League, the Spanish Football League. Nominated in the Best Midfielder Alonso category, Alongside Xavi and Javi Martinez. Several Members of the Spanish press, as well as a number of Real Madrid supporters, Alonso Gave new nickname During the season: La Barba Roja (The Red Beard).

2010-11 Season
His second season at Real Madrid Started with the arrival of a new manager, Jose Mourinho. On 6 June, When Asked if ever Would Consider Returning to Liverpool, Alonso Liverpool. Never say never". Alonso scored the goal against Barcelona in Equalizing the Spanish Super Cup on 14 August.

2011-12 Season
Xabi Alonso started His third season at Real Madrid by scoring the second goal in a 2-2 draw in Barcelona Against the 2011 Supercopa of Spain at the Santiago Bernabeu Stadium. On 21 September 2011, I played official historical 100th game for Real Madrid in the 0-0 Draw Against Racing Santander. 

International Career
Euro 2004
Alonso was a substitute in Spain's 1-0 victory against Russia and played a full 90 minutes against Portugal. Spain knocked out were the resource persons in the group stage.

2006 World CupAlonso was named in the Spanish squad for the 2006 World Cup and he scored b first goal of the tournament, his first international goal, against Ukraine on 14 June 2006. Despite a Successful group phase, where Spain won all Their games, Alonso did not Achieve international glory were the resource persons as the team beaten by the eventual finalists France in the first knockout stage of the tournament.

Euro 2008
Liverpool's 2007-08 season finished trophyless but the opportunity to win honors awaited Alonso in the form of the Euro 2008 tournament. Alonso featured Mainly as a substitute but, with key players resting, he captained Spain in the final group game against Greece, earning the man of the match award. Despite a strong performance, he Could not attain a starting position in the team, highlighting Spain's strength in depth.

Spain went on to win the tournament and he featured in four of Spain's six matches. Speaking to Guillem Balague, he said That Spain's victory was deserved and the players' teamwork Had been crucial to the team's undefeated run in the tournament. The Basque was ecstatic at the achievement, declaring "Right now, we're all just living the moment. It's incredible and we're all walking around in a dream. It's fantastic". Continued Alonso's international success as he scored twice in a 3-0 win in a friendly against Denmark in August.

2010 World Cup
Xabi Alonso started every game for Spain During the 2010 tournament, playing alongside Sergio Busquets and Xavi in ​​midfield and Helping his side to lift Their first-ever World Cup trophy. In the 28th minute of the finals against the Netherlands he received a kung fu-style kick to the chest from Dutch midfielder Nigel de Jong, this left Alonso in pain and in fear of a broken rib. Despite this pain, he Continued playing on for another hour.

Basque Country
Alonso made his debut for the Basque Country official football team in a friendly against Ghana on 29 December 2001 and receives regular call-ups since, while - due to his busy club schedule - not always being Able to Appear. Most recently, Alonso Appeared for Euskal Selekzioa on 28 December, 2011 in a 0-2 loss to Tunisia


FA Cup : 2006
FA Community Shield : 2006
UEFA Champions League : 2004-05
European Super Cup : 2005

Real Madrid
Copa del Rey : 2011

FIFA World Cup : 2010
UEFA European Football Championship : 2008

La Liga Spanish Player of the Year : 2003
FIFA/FIFPro World XI : 2011

Gold Medal of the Royal Order of Sporting Merit : 2011

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