Xabi Alonso Retires At The End Of The Season

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The 35 years old Bayern Munich and Spanish player has confirmed his retirement at the end of the current season. The former Liverpool FC and Real Madrid player has won many honours. Alonso moved from Real Sociedad to Liverpool in 2004 and was part of a famous and most classic Champions League comeback victory in Istanbul in his first season as the Reds came back from 3-0 down at half-time to beat AC Milan on penalties in 2005. He also won an FA Cup, a UEFA Super Cup and a Community Shield during his spell at Anfield.

He moved to Real Madrid in 2009 and won his second Champions League as well as the Spanish title before making a switch to Germany in 2014, where he has helped Bayern win two Bundesliga titles.

Alonso has also won the World Cup with Spain in 2010 in South Africa and two European Championships in 2008 and 2012. He made 114 appearances for Spain and scored 16 goals. His final appearance in Spanish colour came at the last World Cup in Brazil.

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