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#Xabi Alonso

# xabi-alonso - Friday 29 November, 2019

'It’s like an itch and then you say: ‘F***, I like this' - Ex-Liverpool star Alonso

The 38-year-old says he has caught the coaching bug.

# xabi-alonso - Tuesday 26 November, 2019

Former Liverpool midfielder Alonso acquitted of tax fraud

The Spaniard is one of a string of high-profile footballers to face scrutiny by authorities in recent years.

# xabi-alonso - Friday 23 August, 2019

‘Once a red always a red’ – Liverpool legend Alonso not ruling out return as coach

The World Cup winner is taking his first steps into senior coaching with Real Sociedad’s B side.

# xabi-alonso - Wednesday 8 May, 2019

Xabi Alonso tipped for Bayern role having snubbed RB Leipzig offer

The ex-Liverpool midfielder is now coaching at Real Madrid.

# xabi-alonso - Tuesday 22 January, 2019

Alonso refuses to make deal on tax fraud case as he vows to clear his name

Having refused to enter into a plea bargain, the former Real Madrid star is determined to prove his innocence after being accused of tax fraud.

# xabi-alonso - Wednesday 21 March, 2018

Spanish prosecutors seeking five-year jail term for Xabi Alonso over tax fraud allegations

As well as the call for imprisonment, a fine of €4 million is also held against Alonso.

# xabi-alonso - Thursday 5 October, 2017

'He could be a big manager' - Xabi Alonso tips Gerrard to take over at Liverpool

The former England midfielder has made an instant impact with the Reds’ Under-18s, leading an old team-mate to predict great things from him.

# xabi-alonso - Saturday 20 May, 2017

Ancelotti pays tribute after Bayern's beery farewell to Alonso and Lahm

“I want to thank both players, they have played a fantastic season in fantastic careers.”

# xabi-alonso - Thursday 23 March, 2017

'I was close to Arsenal': Xabi Alonso on Benitez, Gareth Barry and his unexpected Liverpool exit

The midfielder spent five years at Anfield but his departure in 2009 had been simmering for twelve months.

# xabi-alonso - Thursday 9 March, 2017

Liverpool and Real Madrid legend Xabi Alonso confirms he's retiring in the summer

The 35-year-old enjoyed a decorated career at club and international level,

# xabi-alonso - Wednesday 18 January, 2017

Bayern Munich's Alonso set to retire at end of this season - report

The 35-year-old is bidding to help Bayern Munich land their fifth straight German League title.

# xabi-alonso - Friday 18 December, 2015

Rumours of Müller to Man United can finally be put to bed as he signs new Bayern deal

Jerome Boateng, Javi Martinez and Xabi Alonso have all committed their futures to the club too.

# xabi-alonso - Tuesday 15 December, 2015

Xabi Alonso scored a stunning goal in the German Cup tonight

The Spanish midfielder’s half-volley shortly before half-time broke down a stern away resistance.

# xabi-alonso - Wednesday 4 November, 2015

Xabi Alonso lost a fight with a corner flag in Munich tonight

The Spaniard was humbled early on in Bayern’s big win over Arsenal.

# xabi-alonso - Sunday 5 April, 2015

Where does Charlie Adam's goal rank in the pantheon of long-range Premier League strikes?

The Stoke City midfielder conjured a moment of brilliance against Chelsea yesterday.

# xabi-alonso - Tuesday 17 February, 2015

Xabi Alonso harshly sent off on 100th CL appearance as Bayern frustrated

Chances were at a premium in Lviv.

# xabi-alonso - Friday 2 January, 2015

Where does Gerrard rank in the pantheon of great Premier League midfielders?

How does he rank when compared with the likes of Keane and Vieira?

# xabi-alonso - Thursday 11 December, 2014

You may be surprised by who completed the most passes in the Champions League group stages

It is the first time in six years that no Barcelona player has made the top five.

# xabi-alonso - Friday 28 November, 2014

Which 3 midfielders would you select from the FIFPro/FIFA shortlist?

The World XI will be announced in January.

# xabi-alonso - Thursday 28 August, 2014

As if Bayern Munich didn't have enough midfielders already, they're signing Xabi Alonso

The 32-year-old Spaniard will become part of an elite group who have been managed by both Pep Guardiola and Jose Mourinho.

# xabi-alonso - Wednesday 27 August, 2014

Xabi Alonso has retired from international football and the world is a poorer place tonight

“I have formed part of an historical generation that has fulfilled the dreams of millions of fans.”

# xabi-alonso - Tuesday 24 June, 2014

VIDEO: Spain's David Villa breaks down in tears after being substituted

The 32-year-old striker was making his last appearance at international level.

# xabi-alonso - Monday 23 June, 2014

Xabi Alonso denies reports he is retiring from Spanish team

The Real Madrid midfielder was widely reported to be stepping away from international football after the World Cup.

# xabi-alonso - Wednesday 30 October, 2013

Video: Xabi Alonso nutmegs the great Zinedine Zidane

The French legend won’t have been happy to be the butt of the joke for a change.

# xabi-alonso - Wednesday 21 August, 2013

Bearded gent Xabi Alonso breaks his foot in training

Alonso set to miss the remainder of Spain’s World Cup qualifers and the start of the Champions League group stages.

# xabi-alonso - Tuesday 21 May, 2013

4 flashpoints that marked Jose Mourinho's time as Real Madrid coach Controversies This post contains videos

4 flashpoints that marked Jose Mourinho's time as Real Madrid coach

We look back on some of the more fiery moments of the Portuguese’s tenure as boss.

# xabi-alonso - Thursday 29 November, 2012

File under obvious: Messi favourite for record fourth Ballon d'Or

FIFA and France Football announce the three finalists for the prestigious award in Sao Paulo today.

# xabi-alonso - Wednesday 27 June, 2012

As it happened: Portugal v Spain, Euro 2012 semi-final Tense This post contains videos

As it happened: Portugal v Spain, Euro 2012 semi-final

We went minute-by-minute Portugal and Spain pushed each other every step of the way.

# xabi-alonso - Tuesday 26 June, 2012

Spain are not boring to watch, insists Iniesta

The Spanish midfielder says he is happy with the team’s style of play.

# xabi-alonso - Monday 25 June, 2012

Spain won't be giving Ronaldo any special attention

Xabi Alonso insists the world champions will play their normal game when they come up against Portugal and his Real Madrid team-mate.

# xabi-alonso - Sunday 24 June, 2012

Non, je ne regrette rien: Blanc defends negative tactics

The French boss also rued Xabi Alonso’s early goal in Donetsk last night.

# xabi-alonso - Wednesday 13 June, 2012

Ireland will 'fight from first moment to last,' says Alonso

The Real Madrid midfielder says he has a “special appreciation” for the Irish.

# xabi-alonso - Tuesday 8 May, 2012

WATCH: Xabi Alonso keeps Jose Mourinho updated on the FA Cup final Old Loyalties This post contains videos

WATCH: Xabi Alonso keeps Jose Mourinho updated on the FA Cup final

Liverpool’s encounter with Chelsea clashed with the Portuguese man’s managerial duties, yet he still found a way around this dilemma.

# xabi-alonso - Tuesday 24 April, 2012

Off The Record: sport stories you might have missed this weekend

Tennis balls, Belle and Sebastian and Paul O’Connell all feature this week.

# xabi-alonso - Friday 14 October, 2011

Retrospective: Jamie Redknapp's adventures in punditry Gaffes This post contains images

Retrospective: Jamie Redknapp's adventures in punditry

The pundit will literally [sic] be all over tomorrow’s Premier League clash between Liverpool and Manchester United, so what sort of penetrating analysis can we expect?

# xabi-alonso - Wednesday 24 November, 2010

Did Mourinho orchestrate dirty tricks in Amsterdam? No Way Jose! This post contains videos

Did Mourinho orchestrate dirty tricks in Amsterdam?

Xabi Alonso and Sergio Ramos sent off in bizarre late stages of comfortable 4-o win over Ajax.