Xabi Alonso announced in his Social Media channels that he will retire at the end of the current season. The former Real Madrid player says goodbye to the world of football, becoming one of the most successful players in the Spanish history.
Lived it. Loved it.
Farewell beautiful game. pic.twitter.com/1aSN7GGNzZ
— Xabi Alonso (@XabiAlonso) March 9, 2017
Xabi Alonso is 35 years old but he will retire in one of the best moments in his career. Actually, the midfielder is still in the starting eleven of Bayern Múnich and a key player for his coach, Carlo Ancelotti, like he showed at the Emirates Stadium on Tuesday evening in the Champions League.
In his career, Xabi Alonso has won one World Cup and two Euro Cups with Spain, two Champions League (with Liverpool and Real Madrid), one FIFA Club World Cup, one La Liga title, two Bundesliga, two Copa del Rey or one FA Cup among other trophies.
In his career, he’s played for Real Sociedad, Liverpool, Real Madrid and Bayern Munich. With Los Blancos he was one of the most important players with José Mourinho, helping to win La Liga of the records with the Portuguese manager. The year after Mourinho’s departure, Xabi Alonso won the Champions League trophy with Real Madrid although he missed the final because he was suspended. All Real Madrid fans remember his nerves and the run when Los Blancos won the trophy. It was actually a shock for many supporters when he left the team in 2015 to join Guardiola’s Bayern Munich.
Xabi Alonso is also an icon for Liverpool and Real Sociedad supporters. He has always said that his beloved team is the Basque Country club. Everybody thought that he could play the last season of his career in San Sebastián but Múnich will be his last destinations. He can still retire winning the treble with Bayern, because the German team could still win the Champions League, Bundesliga and DFB Pokal.