Spain and Bayern Munich midfielder, Xabi Alonso has announced that he will retire from professional football at the end of the season. His illustrious career which spans 18 years has seen him win 2 UCL trophies, 2 Euro, 2 Bundesliga, 1 World Cup, 1 FA Cup and 1 Laliga trophy. In the EPL for Liverpool, the 35 year-old played 143 matches, scored 14 goals and gave 17 assists.

Alonso kicked off his career at Real Sociedad, he moved to Liverpool  in August 2004 for 10.5 million pounds, had a spell in Real Madrid in the start of the 2009/2010 season in a deal worth around £30 million. After five seasons at the club, he was signed by German Bundesliga club Bayern Munich on a two-year contract. Alonso retired from international football on 27 August 2014. His 114 caps make him the fifth-most capped player in the nation’s history.


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