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Xabi Alonso Biography

Xabi Alonso
  • Age: 36 years old
  • Birth Nation: Spain
  • Height: 5 Feet 10 Inch
  • Name: Xabi Alonso
  • Birth Name: Xabier "Xabi" Alonso Olano
  • Father: miguel angel alonso
  • Nationality: Spanish
  • Birth Place/City: Tolosa, Spain
  • Profession: Footballer
  • Salary: 4.5 million
  • Married: Yes
  • Married to: Nagore Aranburu
  • Online Presence: Facebook,Twitter,Wikipedia
  • Siblings: Mikel Alonso, Jon Alonso
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Xabi Alonso Olano  is a famous Spanish Football player who currently plays from Real Madrid Football Club as a defensive mid-fielder. Alonso was born on 25 November 1981 in  Tolosa, Spain. He was born in the family who held football as their legacy. Alonso's father Periko Alonso himself had won La Liga twice in a row with team Real Sociedad. Periko won La liga third time playing for FC Barcelona. Alonso grew up watching his dad train. With the encouragement from his dad he grew more interested in football and decided to play as a defensive midfielder.

Career

Xabi Alonso started with his hometown club Real Sociedad, where he gained further experience and matured as a footballer.Alonso rose to height with club Real Sociedad.He was loaned to SD Eibar for a brief period of time, he made a come back to Real Sociedad to become the team captain. In the 2002-2003 season during his captaincy he took Real Sociedad to the second place. In August 2004 Alonso transferred to Liverpool for £ 10.5 million. While he played for liverpool, the team won the UEFA Champions League in the very first season with the help of his goal in the final which worked as an equalizing goal.The next season he helped his team win the FA Community Shield and FA Cup. In 2009-2010 season, Alonso left Liverpool for Real Madrid. The deal was worth £ 30 million. He played from the Spanish national team in Euro 2004, World cup 2006, 2009 Confederations Cup, 2010 World Cup and Euro 2012.  He played his part to help Spain win the 2010 world cup.

 

Marriage, Children and Personal Life

Xabi Alonso Olano is married to Nagore Aranburu. The couple had their first child on 11 March 2008; a boy whom they named Jontxu Alonso Aranburu. Alonso stayed in Merseyside to be at his wife's side while she gave birth and he missed the match against FC Internazionale Milano meanwhile.This decision caused much friction with manager Rafa Benitez.Alonso and Everton F.C. player Mikel Arteta were neighbours on the same street while growing up in San Sebastian and also lived near each other in Liverpool.

Achievements, Salary and Market Value

Xabi Alonso is the “brain” of Real Madrid. The speed and accuracy of his passing and his vision of the game make him the reference point in the Whites midfield. His brilliance was crucial in winning the Copa del Rey in 2011 and the La Liga and the Spanish Super Cup in 2012.Alonso is the only player in modern times to score consecutive goals from behind the half-way line for his club. He first achieved the feat in an FA Cup tie against Luton in January 2006 and his next goal for Liverpool was a soaring 70-yard effort to beat Newcastle's Steve Harper in September of the same year. Winning the Champions League and FA Cup with the Reds, Alonso earned himself a larger fam foloowing than ever. he earns 4.5 million  Euros annualy. Xabi's market value is worth 12,000,000 Euros. He is 32 years old and stands 1.82 m tall.

  • Last modified : 29 May, 2014
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