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Xabi Alonso

32-Year-Old Midfielder     Real Madrid  La Liga


Birthdate:  November 25, 1981    Birthplace:  Tolosa, Spain    Nationality:  Spain    Height:  6' 0"    

June 13, 2014    Xabi Alonso News

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Alonso scored from the penalty spot in the 27th minute, but that was all Spain could muster in a 1-5 loss to Netherlands in their World Cup opener Friday.

Spain seemed to be in control of the match for the first half-hour, but the Dutch simply blitzed them after that. Alonso eventually came off in the second half, but the damage was already done. They'll look to turn it around Wednesday against Chile, as they try to get themselves back in a position to get out of the group.

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January 8, 2014

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Alonso signed a two-year contract extension with Real Madrid on Wednesday, reports.

Alonso will now be with Madrid until the summer of 2016, extending a contract that was set to expire at the end of this season. He's made only eight Liga appearances this season, failing to score a goal or record an assist.

August 22, 2013

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Alonso underwent surgery Thursday to repair his fractured metatarsal, Football Espana reports. He is expected to be out for at least three months.

Alonso's injury is a huge blow to Real Madrid, although because it occurred so early in the season, he is likely expected back for a late season Liga and Champions League run.

August 21, 2013

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Alonso suffered a fractured metatarsal during Wednesday's training session and could be out for three months, reports.

Alonso missed this summer's Confederations Cup and wasn't able to return to fitness in time for Madrid's Liga opener against Real Betis last Sunday. He was working his way toward playing this Monday against Granada but with the new injury, he'll be out for quite a while longer.

August 17, 2013

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Alonso (groin) will not play in Sunday's Liga opener against Real Betis, Football Espana reports.

Alsono tried to get fit enough to play in the opener but manager Carlo Ancelotti didn't feel he was ready soon enough. His next opportunity to play comes on August 26 against Granada.

May 2, 2013

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October 26, 2009

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Alonso played 77 minutes Saturday and was replaced by Van Der Vaart as Pelligrini clearly went looking for a more attacking midfield option albeit too late. Had one of his trade mark long range efforts moments earlier which in typical form went high over the bar.

He clearly looked frustrated at times during Madrid 0-0 on Saturday night. Maybe he didn't expect the rain to follow him from Liverpool as downpours continued throughout the game. The 27-year old has six games and two assists in La Liga this term and is in the prime of his career.

September 17, 2009

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It was first feared Alonso may have suffered a more serious injury, so this is somewhat of a relief.