Xabi Alonso

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Xabi Alonso
Xabi Alonso Training 2017-03 FC Bayern Muenchen-3 (cropped).jpg
Alonso training with Bayern Munich in 2017
Personal information
Full name Xabier Alonso Olano[1]
Date of birth (1981-11-25) 25 November 1981 (age 39)
Place of birth Tolosa, Spain
Height 1.83 m (6 ft 0 in)[2]
Playing position Midfielder
Club information
Current team
Real Sociedad B (manager)
Youth career
1990–1999 Antiguoko
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1999–2000 Real Sociedad B 39 (2)
2000–2004 Real Sociedad 114 (9)
2000–2001Eibar (loan) 14 (0)
2004–2009 Liverpool 143 (15)
2009–2014 Real Madrid 158 (4)
2014–2017 Bayern Munich 79 (5)
Total 547 (35)
National team
2000 Spain U18 1 (0)
2002–2003 Spain U21 9 (0)
2003–2014 Spain 114 (16)
2001–2012 Basque Country 5 (0)
Teams managed
2018–2019 Real Madrid (youth)
2019– Real Sociedad B
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Xabier "Xabi" Alonso Olano (born 25 November 1981), is a Spanish manager and retired footballer. He played as a midfielder. The last club he played for was Bayern Munich.

Alonso also played for the Spain national team from 2003 until 2014. He retired from football in 2017 and became a manager in 2018 for Real Madrid's youth sectors, which are known as "La Fábrica" (the factory). In 2019, he started coaching Real Sociedad's youth sectors. Real Sociedad is also the club where Alonso began his career in 1999.

Club career statistics[change | change source]

Club Season League Cup League Cup Europe Other1 Total
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Real Sociedad[3][4] 1999–2000 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0
2000–01 18 0 0 0 0 0 18 0
2001–02 29 3 0 0 0 0 29 3
2002–03 33 3 1 0 0 0 34 3
2003–04 34 3 0 0 8 1 42 4
Total 114 9 2 0 8 1 124 10
Eibar (loan)[3] 2000–01 14 0 0 0 0 0 14 0
Total 14 0 0 0 0 0 14 0
Liverpool[5] 2004–05 24 2 0 0 0 0 8 1 32 3
2005–06 35 3 5 2 0 0 11 0 2 0 53 5
2006–07 32 4 1 0 2 0 15 0 1 0 51 4
2007–08 19 2 3 0 1 0 4 0 27 2
2008–09 33 4 3 0 1 0 10 1 47 5
Total 143 15 12 2 4 0 48 2 3 0 210 19
Real Madrid[6] 2009–10 34 3 0 0 7 0 41 3
2010–11 34 0 7 1 11 0 52 1
2011–12 36 1 4 0 10 0 2 1 52 2
2012–13 28 0 7 0 10 0 2 0 47 0
2013–14 26 0 7 0 9 0 0 0 42 0
2014–15 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 2 0
Total 158 4 25 1 47 0 6 1 236 6
Bayern Munich[7] 2014–15 26 2 4 0 10 2 0 0 40 4
2015–16 26 0 4 1 8 1 1 0 39 2
2016–17 27 3 3 0 7 0 1 0 38 3
Total 79 5 11 1 25 3 2 0 117 9
Career total 508 33 50 4 4 0 128 6 11 1 701 44

1 Includes FIFA Club World Cup, FA Community Shield, Supercopa de España and DFL-Supercup.

International career statistics[change | change source]

[8]

Spain national team
YearAppsGoals
2003 5 0
2004 11 0
2005 6 0
2006 11 1
2007 6 0
2008 14 2
2009 12 4
2010 16 2
2011 11 3
2012 14 3
2013 3 0
2014 5 1
Total 114 16

Managerial statistics[change | change source]

As of match played 8 March 2020[9][10]
Managerial record by team and tenure
Team From To Record Ref
G W D L Win %
Real Sociedad B 1 June 2019 Present 28 12 8 8 42.86 [11]
Total 28 12 8 8 42.86

Honours[change | change source]

Liverpool[6]

Real Madrid[6]

Bayern Munich[6]

Spain[6]

Individual

Decorations

References[change | change source]

  1. "FIFA World Cup South Africa 2010: List of Players" (PDF). Fédération Internationale de Football Association (FIFA). 4 June 2010. p. 29. Retrieved 13 September 2013. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  2. "Alonso". realmadrid.com. Retrieved 5 June 2015. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  3. 3.0 3.1 "Alonso, Xabi". National Football Teams. Retrieved 6 December 2016. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  4. "Games played by Xabi Alonso in 2003/2004". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 6 December 2016.
  5. "Player profile - Xabi Alonso". LFC History. Retrieved 6 December 2016. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  6. 6.0 6.1 6.2 6.3 6.4 "Xabi Alonso". Soccerway. Retrieved 30 August 2014. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  7. "Xabi Alonso". kicker.de (in German). Retrieved 13 May 2017. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  8. Strack-Zimmermann, Benjamin. "Xabi Alonso". www.national-football-teams.com.
  9. "Xabi Alonso leaves Madrid to take over Real Sociedad's academy side". Sport. Barcelona. 1 June 2019. Retrieved 7 July 2019. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  10. "Real Sociedad de Fútbol II: Matches". Soccerway. Perform Group. Retrieved 27 August 2019. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  11. "Xabi Alonso: Xabier Alonso Olano: Matches 2019–20". BDFutbol. Retrieved 20 September 2019. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  12. "Liverpool 3 – 3 West Ham United". lfchistory.net. 13 May 2006. Retrieved 30 August 2014. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  13. "Liverpool 2 – 1 Chelsea". lfchistory.net. 13 August 2006. Retrieved 30 August 2014. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  14. "AC Milan 3 – 3 Liverpool". lfchistory.net. 25 May 2005. Retrieved 30 August 2014. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  15. "Liverpool 3 – 1 CSKA Moscow". lfchistory.net. 26 August 2005. Retrieved 30 August 2014. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  16. Glover, Alex (12 September 2016). "Sadio Mane wins MOTD Goal of the Month - We pick Liverpool's best winners from down the years". Liverpool Echo. Retrieved 2 July 2017. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  17. "FIFA FIFPro World XI: the reserve teams - FIFPro World Players' Union". FIFPro.org. 15 January 2015. Archived from the original on 14 April 2019. Retrieved 1 October 2017.
  18. "FifPro announces reserve Teams of the Year - but Luis Suarez and Arjen Robben won't be laughing while Iker Casillas is somehow named the second best goalkeeper of 2013". Independent.co.uk. 15 January 2014. Retrieved 1 October 2017.
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  20. "2016 World 11: the reserve teams - FIFPro World Players' Union". FIFPro.org. 9 January 2017. Archived from the original on 9 April 2019. Retrieved 1 October 2017.
  21. "Messi and Guardiola, invited to Real Madrid's party". Marca. 13 November 2012. Retrieved 4 July 2017. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  22. "2014/15 Team of the Season". Bundesliga. 11 May 2015. Archived from the original on 14 May 2017. Retrieved 2 July 2017. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  23. "Las campeones del mundo de fútbol ya tienen la Real Orden del Mérito Deportivo". mundodeportivo.com (in Spanish). 5 October 2011. Retrieved 30 August 2014. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)