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Xabi Alonso

Born: November 25, 1981 (age 42)

Height: 6' 0" (183cm)

Hometown: Tolosa, Spain
Nationality: Spain Spanish

Position: Defensive midfielder
Xabi Alonso
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Career History
Senior2000-2004Real Sociedad
→ 2000-2001Eibar (loan)
2004-2009Liverpool
2009-2014Real Madrid
2014-2017Bayern Munich
International2003-2014Spain
Managerial2022-Bayer Leverkusen
Sports Mole has 1,015 articles about Xabi Alonso. Articles 1 to 40:
Bayer Leverkusen coach Xabi Alonso before the match on April 18, 2024
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Sports Mole previews Friday's friendly clash between Rot-Weiss Essen and Bayer Leverkusen, including predictions, team news and possible lineups.
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New Liverpool manager Arne Slot poses for a photograph at the training centre on July 5, 2024
Preview: Liverpool vs. Real Betis - prediction, team news, lineups
Sports Mole previews Friday's friendly clash between Liverpool and Real Betis, including predictions, team news and possible lineups.
09:25
Bayer Leverkusen coach Xabi Alonso before the match on October 21, 2023
Bayer Leverkusen boss Xabi Alonso has 'keen interest' in Real Madrid teenager
Bayer Leverkusen head coach Xabi Alonso is reportedly eyeing a loan move for a 19-year-old Real Madrid wonderkid who starred at Euro 2024.
Jul 23, 13:25
Bernardo Lopes, captain of Lincoln Red Imps is in action during the UEFA Champions League, First Qualifying Round, 1st Leg soccer match between Hamrun Spartans and Lincoln Red Imps, at the Centenary Stadium, in Ta Qali, Malta, 09 July 2024 [July 20, 2024]
Preview: Lincoln Red Imps vs. Qarabag FK - prediction, team news, lineups
Sports Mole previews Tuesday's Champions League clash between Lincoln Red Imps and Qarabag FK, including predictions, team news and possible lineups.
Jul 22, 00:34
Liverpool manager Arne Slot poses with the club shirt outside the training centre on July 5, 2024
Liverpool transfer news: Arne Slot 'plotting' triple Bundesliga raid
Liverpool's new head coach Arne Slot is reportedly targeting three Bundesliga players during the summer transfer window.
Jul 17, 00:09
Manchester United's Erik ten Hag celebrates in August 2023
Man United transfer news: Red Devils 'ready' to hijack Bayern's move for defender
Manchester United are reportedly looking to hijack Bayern Munich's move for Bayer Leverkusen defender Jonathan Tah, with the Reds Devils enquiring about the 28-year-old.
Jul 16, 14:41
Spain's Nico Williams celebrates scoring their third goal with Lamine Yamal on June 30, 2024
Euro 2024 Team of the Tournament: Lamine Yamal, Cody Gakpo, William Saliba
Sports Mole selects its Euro 2024 Team of the Tournament, including Lamine Yamal, Cody Gakpo and William Saliba.
Jul 15, 18:13
New Liverpool manager Arne Slot at the training centre on July 5, 2024
Liverpool transfer news: £50m target to 'reject' Reds in favour of Serie A stay
Liverpool are reportedly losing the race for Atalanta BC's Teun Koopmeiners, with the 26-year-old only willing to leave La Dea for Juventus this summer.
Jul 15, 13:34
England manager Gareth Southgate and Bukayo Saka look dejected after losing the Euro 2020 final
Euro 2024 final: How have England, Spain fared in past major international finals?
Sports Mole looks at England and Spain's past experiences in major international tournament finals ahead of their Euro 2024 showdown in Berlin.
Jul 13, 22:08
Aston Villa's Nicolo Zaniolo celebrates scoring against West Ham United on March 17, 2024
Five Champions League transfers you might have missed this summer
As the summer transfer window prepares for a post-Euros boom, Sports Mole rounds up some Champions League moves that have flown under the radar.
Jul 9, 17:41
Real Madrid head coach Carlo Ancelotti on May 8, 2024
Real Madrid 'confident' of blockbuster deal for £110m-rated star in 2025
Real Madrid are increasingly confident of winning the race to sign Bayer Leverkusen attacker Florian Wirtz next summer, according to a report.
Jul 7, 07:24
Netherlands' Jeremie Frimpong reacts on July 4, 2024
Euro 2024 star 'personally contacted' by Arne Slot over Liverpool summer transfer
Liverpool's new head coach Arne Slot reportedly make direct contact with Dutch Euro 2024 star Jeremie Frimpong regarding a move to Anfield this summer.
Jul 5, 15:01
Real Madrid coach Carlo Ancelotti reacts on April 9, 2024
Real Madrid, Bayern Munich 'to collide' over deal for £110m-rated attacker
Real Madrid and Bayern Munich are allegedly set battle for the services of Bayer Leverkusen attacker Florian Wirtz next summer.
Jun 30, 13:14
Fulham's Joao Palhinha looks dejected on February 17, 2024
Transfer news and rumours: Palhinha, Tah to Bayern, Morata on Atletico future
Sports Mole rounds up the latest transfer news, including Joao Palhinha and Jonathan Tah to Bayern Munich and Alvaro Morata's Atletico Madrid future.
Jun 29, 19:55
Atalanta's Ademola Lookman celebrates after the match with the Europa League trophy on May 26, 2024
Man United, Liverpool 'involved in three-way fight' for Europa League hero
Manchester United, Liverpool and Chelsea are all reportedly keen on the signing of Atalanta BC attacker Ademola Lookman, who is valued by the Italian club at £50m.
Jun 26, 15:41
Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta pictured on April 23, 2024
Arsenal 'identify Granit Xhaka replacement' also wanted by Barcelona
Arsenal reportedly want to sign Real Sociedad's Mikel Merino as their successor to Granit Xhaka but must battle Barcelona to win the race for his signature.
Jun 26, 12:45
Jeremie Frimpong (Bayer 04 Leverkusen, 30) on June 21, 2024
Barcelona view Bayer Leverkusen star as 'ideal replacement' for Joao Cancelo
Barcelona reportedly make Bayer Leverkusen's Jeremie Frimpong their primary target, with Hansi Flick keen to sign the defender in this summer's transfer window.
Jun 22, 15:05
Feyenoord coach Arne Slot before the match on March 9, 2023
Liverpool 'at risk' of losing out to Bayer Leverkusen for 27-year-old defender
Liverpool fall behind Bayer Leverkusen in the race to sign a 27-year-old defender this summer, according to a report.
Jun 20, 13:10
Germany's Florian Wirtz celebrates scoring their first goal on June 14, 2024 [IMAGO]
Liverpool, Real Madrid sent Florian Wirtz transfer message by player's father
The father of Bayer Leverkusen star Florian Wirtz comments on the transfer speculation surrounding his son amid reported interest from Liverpool and Real Madrid.
Jun 19, 00:09
Bayer Leverkusen's Jeremie Frimpong celebrates scoring their second goal with teammates on November 25, 2023
Barcelona 'make opening bid' for Manchester United, Liverpool target
Manchester United and Liverpool are reportedly behind in the race for Bayer Leverkusen's Jeremie Frimpong, with Barcelona making an initial offer for the 23-year-old.
Jun 12, 19:06
Wolverhampton Wanderers' Max Kilman applauds fans after the match on February 10, 2024
Transfer rumours: Max Kilman to West Ham United, Jonathan Tah to Bayern Munich, Adrien Truffert to Aston Villa
Sports Mole rounds up the latest transfer rumours, including Max Kilman to West Ham United, Jonathan Tah to Bayern Munich and Adrien Truffert to Aston Villa.
Jun 12, 15:59
Czech Republic's Tomas Soucek celebrates scoring their first goal with teammates on October 15, 2023
Czech Republic Euro 2024 squad: Who makes the cut? Which stars have missed out?
Czech Republic announce their 25-man squad for Euro 2024, but which players have made the cut and which Czech stars are staying at home this summer?
Jun 12, 11:53
France players pose for a team group photo before the match on June 9, 2024
Which team has the best defence at Euro 2024?
Here, Sports Mole takes a look at three of the top teams with the best defences heading into Euro 2024, based on player performances at club level in the 2023-24 season.
Jun 11, 00:07
Real Madrid coach Carlo Ancelotti before the match on March 5, 2024
Real Madrid 'agree pact' with Bundesliga star over 2025 transfer
Real Madrid are reportedly targeting a 2025 swoop for Bayer Leverkusen's Florian Wirtz, who has supposedly agreed a pact with Los Blancos over a move next year.
Jun 10, 17:34
England's Jude Bellingham reacts on October 17, 2023
Yamal, Mainoo, Sesko: Top young players to watch at Euro 2024
Sports Mole picks out the top young players to look out for at Euro 2024, including Lamine Yamal, Kobbie Mainoo and Benjamin Sesko.
Jun 9, 11:22
Burnley's James Trafford after the match on August 11, 2023
Transfer rumours: James Trafford to Newcastle United, Piero Hincapie to Atletico Madrid, Celtic set Kyogo Furuhashi price
Sports Mole rounds up the latest transfer rumours, including James Trafford to Newcastle United, Piero Hincapie to Atletico and Celtic's stance on Kyogo Furuhashi.
Jun 9, 08:46
Philippe Coutinho pictured for Liverpool in 2017
Liverpool's most expensive sales ever
Sports Mole looks at the most expensive sales in Liverpool's glittering history.
Jun 6, 13:37
Manchester United's Alejandro Garnacho celebrates scoring their first goal on May 25, 2024
Transfer rumours: James Overy to Manchester United, Aleix Garcia to Bayer Leverkusen and Adam Lallana to Southampton
Sports Mole rounds up the latest transfer rumours, including James Overy to Manchester United, Aleix Garcia to Bayer Leverkusen and Adam Lallana to Southampton.
Jun 1, 14:59
Liverpool celebrate winning the 2005 Champions League after the 'Miracle of Istanbul'
Top 10 European Cup/Champions League finals of all time
Ahead of the 2023-24 Champions League final between Borussia Dortmund and Real Madrid, Sports Mole ranks the 10 greatest finals in the history of the competition.
May 31, 10:14
Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola celebrates with the trophy after winning the Premier League on May 19, 2024
Pep Guardiola 'expected to leave Manchester City in 2025'
Manchester City chiefs reportedly resign themselves to losing head coach Pep Guardiola when the 53-year-old's contract runs out next summer.
May 26, 22:44
Mainz 05's Brajan Gruda in action with Bayer Leverkusen's Alejandro Grimaldo and Jonas Hofmann on May 25, 2024
Liverpool, Bayer Leverkusen 'battling for 19-year-old Bundesliga starlet'
Liverpool are reportedly set to rival Bundesliga champions Bayer Leverkusen for the signature of Mainz 05 winger Brajan Gruda.
May 26, 00:32
Bayer Leverkusen's Granit Xhaka celebrates scoring their first goal on May 25, 2024
Granit Xhaka stunner wins DFB-Pokal for 10-man Bayer Leverkusen
Ten-man Bayer Leverkusen hold off Kaiserslautern to win the DFB-Pokal and complete a domestic double with a 1-0 victory over the second-tier side.
May 25, 21:00
Bayern Munich's Harry Kane celebrates scoring their fifth goal with Matthijs de Ligt, Jamal Musiala and teammates on October 28, 2023
Real Madrid transfer news: Bayern Munich attacker 'dreaming of move'
Bayern Munich attacker Jamal Musiala reportedly has his heart set on joining Real Madrid despite interest from the likes of Manchester City, Liverpool and Barcelona.
May 25, 09:12
Liverpool celebrate winning the 2005 Champions League after the 'Miracle of Istanbul'
Liverpool's 10 greatest comebacks of all time
To mark the 19-year anniversary of the 'Miracle of Istanbul', Sports Mole counts down Liverpool's 10 greatest comebacks ever.
May 25, 09:01
FC Barcelona coach Xavi looks on on May 16, 2024
Xavi sacked as Barcelona head coach
Barcelona reportedly sack La Liga-winning head coach Xavi and are set to replace the Spaniard with Hansi Flick.
May 24, 12:38
Bayer Leverkusen's Granit Xhaka reacts after Atalanta's Ademola Lookman scores their second goal on May 22, 2024
Preview: Kaiserslautern vs. Bayer Leverkusen - prediction, team news, lineups
Sports Mole previews Saturday's DFB-Pokal clash between Kaiserslautern and Bayer Leverkusen, including predictions, team news and possible lineups.
May 23, 10:48
Atalanta BC's Ademola Lookman celebrates scoring their second goal on May 22, 2024
Ademola Lookman hat-trick propels awesome Atalanta BC to Europa League glory
Ademola Lookman's stunning hat-trick propels Atalanta BC to Europa League glory with a 3-0 win over Bayer Leverkusen, ending the German champions' 51-game unbeaten run.
May 22, 21:52
Bayer Leverkusen's Victor Boniface celebrates scoring against Werder Bremen on April 14, 2024
Preview: Atalanta BC vs. Bayer Leverkusen - prediction, team news, lineups
Sports Mole previews Wednesday's Europa League final between Atalanta BC and Bayer Leverkusen, including predictions, team news and possible lineups.
May 22, 11:16
Liverpool players celebrate scoring in the 2001 UEFA Cup semi-final against Barcelona
Top 10 UEFA Cup/Europa League finals of all time
Ahead of the 2023-24 Europa League final between Atalanta BC and Bayer Leverkusen, Sports Mole rounds up the 10 greatest finals in UEFA Cup/Europa League history.
May 22, 09:39
Bayern Munich's Harry Kane celebrates scoring their second goal with teammates on April 30, 2024
Relegated Premier League manager 'holds talks with six-time Champions League winner'
Bayern Munich are reportedly interested in appointing Burnley boss Vincent Kompany as their new head coach.
May 21, 15:29
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