Xabi Alonso is a Spanish midfielder, currently playing for La Liga team Real Madrid. He previously played for Real Sociedad (1999-2004), Eibar (on loan, 2000-01), and Liverpool (2004-09) before he moved to his current team, where he got paid £30 million . He helped Liverpool win the Champions League crown in 2004.
Alonso is also a Spanish international, having participated in various tournaments, notably Euro 2004 and 2008, as well as the 2006 and 2010 World Cups. Spain both won the Euro 2008 and the 2010 World Cup.
Born: November 25, 1981, in Tolosa, Spain
Weight: 156 lbs
- La Liga Spanish Player of the Year, 2003
- FIFA/FIFPro World IX, 2011
- Gold Medal of the Royal Order of Sporting Merit, 2011
- Club championships: UEFA Champions League, UEFA Supercup and FA Cup (Liverpool), Copa del Rey and La Liga (Real Madrid)