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Xabi Alonso, Midfielder

Club

Liverpool

  • FA Cup: 2005–06
  • FA Community Shield: 2006
  • UEFA Champions League: 2004–05
  • UEFA Super Cup: 2005

Real Madrid

  • La Liga: 2011–12
  • Copa del Rey: 2010–11, 2013–14
  • Supercopa de España: 2012
  • UEFA Champions League: 2013–14

Bayern Munich

  • Bundesliga: 2014–15, 2015–16, 2016–17
  • DFB-Pokal: 2015–16
  • DFL-Supercup: 2016

International

Spain

  • FIFA World Cup: 2010
  • UEFA European Championship: 2008, 2012

Individual

  • Spanish Player of the Year: 2003
  • Premier League Goal of the Month: November 2004
  • FIFA FIFPro World XI: 2011, 2012
  • La Liga Best Midfielder: 2012
  • UEFA Euro Team of the Tournament: 2012
  • UEFA Champions League Team of the Season: 2013–14
Farewell

we say farewell to one of the classiest…

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coolest…

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good-natured…

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loving…

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intelligent…

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and greatest 

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footballers.

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thank you, xabi. 

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“They were going to use the Blue Angel, which in those days was called the Wyvern Social Club, to audition back-up bands for Larry Parnes’s acts. Beforehand we went out and bought some string shoes with little white bits on top. We were very poor and never had any matching clothes, but we tried to put together a uniform - black shirts and these shoes. When we arrived at the club our drummer hadn’t shown up, so Johnny Hutchinson, the drummer with Cass and the Cassanovas, sat in with us. I don’t think we played particularly well or particularly badly.”

[George, Anthology]

The Silver Beetles auditioning for Larry Parnes at the Blue Angel Club, Seel Street, Liverpool on 10th May, 1960. 

stevengerrardXabi you are pure quality . A class act on the pitch and a gentlemen off it . It was a pleasure to play alongside you and I missed you every day from the moment you left the reds . Congratulations on your perfect career and good luck to you and your family In the future . #legend 👌🏻👍❤️ @xabialonso