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Xabi Alonso

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Xabier Alonso Olano (Basque: [ˈʃaβi aˈlons̺o oˈlano], Spanish: [ˈʃaβj aˈlonso oˈlano]; born 25 November 1981) is a Spanish football manager and former professional player who is currently the head coach of Bundesliga club Bayer Leverkusen. Regarded as one of the best midfielders of his generation, he is also considered one of the most promising young managers in the world.Alonso began his career at Real Sociedad, the main team of his home province Gipuzkoa. After a brief loan period at Eibar, he was appointed as team captain of Real Sociedad by then-manager John Toshack. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Xabi Alonso has received more than 7,372,983 page views. His biography is available in 78 different languages on Wikipedia. Xabi Alonso is the 276th most popular soccer player (up from 427th in 2019), the 467th most popular biography from Spain (up from 543rd in 2019) and the 23rd most popular Spanish Soccer Player.

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  • 78

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  • 10.53

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  • 3.69

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

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Among soccer players, Xabi Alonso ranks 276 out of 16,880Before him are Ali Daei, Nobuyuki Kato, Yoshio Okada, Antônio Wilson Vieira Honório, Lilian Thuram, and Megumu Tamura. After him are Kylian Mbappé, Hisataka Okamoto, Karl-Heinz Schnellinger, Lorenzo Buffon, Niko Kovač, and Hernán Crespo.

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Among people born in 1981, Xabi Alonso ranks 14Before him are Samuel Eto'o, David Villa, Serena Williams, Beyoncé, Rami Malek, and Chris Evans. After him are Justin Timberlake, Tom Hiddleston, Jessica Alba, LP, Felipe Massa, and Elijah Wood.

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Among people born in Spain, Xabi Alonso ranks 467 out of 2,932Before him are Andrés Nin Pérez (1892), Juan Crisóstomo Arriaga (1806), Bermudo II of León (953), Don Juan Manuel (1282), Rafael Alberti (1902), and Luis of Spain, Count of Chinchón (1727). After him are Francisco Rabal (1926), Alonzo Cano (1601), Ausiàs March (1400), Mary of Jesus of Ágreda (1602), Anne Hidalgo (1959), and Bigas Luna (1946).


Among soccer players born in Spain, Xabi Alonso ranks 23Before him are Javier Clemente (1950), José Antonio Camacho (1955), Raúl (1977), Rafael Moreno Aranzadi (1892), Andoni Zubizarreta (1961), and Amancio Amaro (1939). After him are Quique Setién (1958), Josep Samitier (1902), Fernando Hierro (1968), Gerard Piqué (1987), Antoni Ramallets (1924), and Ernesto Valverde (1964).

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