Marcos Alonso Biography

Biography by Published on Updated on 24 May, 2018
Facts of Marcos Alonso
Date of Birth: 1990 , December-28
Age: 27 years old
Birth Nation: Spain
Height: 6 Feet 2 Inch
Name Marcos Alonso
Birth Name Marcos Alonso Mendoza
Nick Name Mendoza
Father Marcos Alonso Peña
Nationality Spain
Birth Place/City Madrid
Ethnicity Caucasian
Profession Footballer
Working For b Chelsea and the Spain national team.
Net Worth $15 million
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Spanish professional footballer, Marcos Alonso plays as a defender for Premier League club, Chelsea F.C., and the Spain national team. He signed a five-year contract with Chelsea in August 2016. He started his football career at Real Madrid in 1999 and was associated with the team until 2008. Alonso made his international career debut in March 2018 for friendlies against Germany.

Early Life And Career Of Marcos Alonso

Marcos Alonso was born Marcos Alonso Mendoza on December 28, 1990, in  Madrid, Spain. He is the son of Spanish footballer, Marcos Alonso Peña, and grandson of former Real Madrid player, Marcos Alonso Imaz. Alonso was raised along with his brother, Miguel Mendoza. He holds Spanish nationality and belongs to the Caucasian ethnicity/race. 

CAPTION: Young Marcos Alonso at Real Madrid SOURCE: Life Blogger

Alonso started his football career at Real Madrid. In 2008, he competed in Segunda División B from Real Madrid Castilla 0-1 home loss against AD Alcorcon. The main squad first summoned him for a La Liga match at Valencia CF, but he failed to make the final list of 18. After a year, Alonso made his debut at La Liga against Racing de Santander.

Marcos Alonso's Professional Career

Marcos Alonso signed a three-year contract with Bolton Wanderers on July 27, 2010, for an undisclosed fee. He made his debut for the club in a League Cup against Southampton on 24 August. In July 2011, he made his first league appearance in a 1–2 away loss to Liverpool at Anfield.

The following year, Alson scored the first goal for Bolton in a 3-2 win against Wolverhampton Wanderers. He joined Italian side ACF Fiorentina on a three-year deal in May 2013 despite being offered a new contract from Bolton.

He joined  Sunderland on loan until the end of the campaign on January 2014. On January 7, he played his first match with Sunderland in a  2–1 home win over Manchester United at League Cup semi-final first leg. Alson became a regular player upon his return from loan, and he made 85 appearances and five goals overall with ACF Fiorentina.

On August 2016, he signed a five-year contract with Chelsea worth around $32 million (£24 million) and made his debut for the team on September 20 in EFL Cup 4-2 win against Leicester City. 

CAPTION: Marcos Alonso playing for Chelsea SOURCE: Daily Star

In November 2016, Alonso scored his first goal for the team in a 5–0 defeat of Everton at Stamford Bridge.

In April 2018, he was criticized for 'purposely' digging his trainer studs into Shane Long's leg in the game against Southampton. After the incident, he wasn't reprimanded in any way by referee Mike Dean for which Dean also faced criticism. However, Alonso was later charged with violent by The Football Association and issued a three-match ban.       

Marcos Alonso's International Career

Marcos Alonso made his first international appearance on March 27, 2018, for the Spain national team for friendlies against Argentina in a 6–1 win at the Wanda Metropolitano. 

CAPTION: Marcos Alonso playing for Spain SOURCE: Chelsea News

He is one of the impressive players of Spain, and he may play at the future in different international matches. 

Marcos Alonso's Net Worth

Marcos Alonso has a market value of $42 million (£31.50m). As per some online sources, he has a net worth of $15 million. In 2013, his estimated salary was $82k (€ 700k) and considering his growing career as of 2018; his salary is in millions. In 2016, he signed a five-year contract with Chelsea at $32 million (£24 million). 

Alonso also earned a good sum of an amount from the brand endorsement and paid sponsorship. He is quite obsessed with car collection as he owns luxurious cars like Audi, Porche, and others.

Marcos Alonso's Personal Life

Marcos Alonso is possibly single at the moment. He is one of those players who prefer to keep their personal life low-key. He hasn't shared much about his private life with media, but according to some online sources, he dated few ladies.

Making his international debut in March 2018, Alonso's family became the first Spanish Family to have three generation played at international games and seventh worldwide. He is quite popular on Instagram with more than 1 million + followers. 

Controversy

In May 2011, Alonso had a car accident in Madrid. He hit the wall, killing one of the lady passengers. After the investigation, it was found that he drove the car at 112.8 km/h (70 mph) in wet conditions in a 50 km/h (30 mph) zone in a drunk situation. He was driving with three friends including Alonso's friend and former Real Madrid team-mate Jaime Navarro

In February 2016, Alonso was sentenced to 21 months in prison, but his charges were changed to a €61,000 fine along with three years and four months driving ban. 

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