Xabi Alonso

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Xabier Alonso Olano (Basque: [ˈʃaβi aˈlons̺o oˈlano], Spanish: [ˈ(t)ʃaβj aˈlonso oˈlano]; born 25 November 1981) is a Spanish football manager and former professional player who played as a central or defensive midfielder. He is the manager of Segunda División club Real Sociedad B. 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 4,608,151 page views. His biography is available in 78 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 74 in 2019). Xabi Alonso is the 427th most popular soccer player (down from 385th in 2019), the 543rd most popular biography from Spain (down from 535th in 2019) and the 29th most popular Spanish Soccer Player.

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  • 78

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  • 3.73

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Among soccer players, Xabi Alonso ranks 427 out of 16,923Before him are Horst Hrubesch, Juninho Pernambucano, Tokizo Ichihashi, Wesley Sneijder, Arawa Kimura, and Jan Ceulemans. After him are Adriano, Takeo Wakabayashi, Alessandro Nesta, Masuzo Madono, Steven Gerrard, and Deco.

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

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Among people born in Spain, Xabi Alonso ranks 543 out of 2,595Before him are Maslama al-Majriti (950), Hisham III of Córdoba (975), Sebastián de Belalcázar (1480), Infanta Cristina of Spain (1965), Luis Ramírez de Lucena (1475), and Luis Ocaña (1945). After him are Javier Marías (1951), Diego, Prince of Asturias (1575), Bigas Luna (1946), Catalina de Erauso (1592), José Villalonga Llorente (1919), and Juan de Grijalva (1480).


Among soccer players born in Spain, Xabi Alonso ranks 29Before him are Raúl (1977), Fernando Torres (1984), Josep Samitier (1902), Antoni Ramallets (1924), Julen Lopetegui (1966), and José Antonio Camacho (1955). After him are Guti (1976), Santillana (1952), Quini (1949), Luis del Sol (1935), Javier Clemente (1950), and Víctor Valdés (1982).

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