Steven Gerrard sends brilliant Instagram message to Xabi Alonso

Published Add your comment

Football News

So, come next season, we won’t have the pleasure of watching Xabi Alonso play football ever again.

The Spanish midfielder has had an incredible career with club and country and has been an absolute joy to watch.

Alonso has won league titles in Spain with Real Madrid and in Germany with Bayern Munich, as well as two Champions Leagues with Madrid and Liverpool.

He’s also helped Spain dominate the international scene with two European Championships and a World Cup.

While Alonso has been at the top of European football for the past decade, he really shot to fame at Liverpool.

The Reds signed him from Real Sociedad in the summer of 2004 and he soon formed an incredible partnership with Steven Gerrard at Anfield.

Alonso’s passing ability, coupled with Gerrard’s energy and goalscoring skills helped Rafa Benitez’s side win the Champions League in the midfielder’s first campaign at the club.

Alonso went on to play five seasons at Liverpool but could only add an FA Cup to their Champions League triumph - although they came very close to winning the league in the 2008/09 season.

But, despite only winning two trophies on Merseyside, the relationship he formed with Gerrard went beyond the pitch.

That could be identified with Gerrard’s emotional Instagram tribute to his former teammate following his retirement announcement.

It read: “Xavi you are pure quality. A class act on the pitch and a gentlemen off it. It was a pleasure to play alongside you and I missed you every day from the moment you left the reds. Congratulations on your perfect career and good luck to you and your family In the future. #legend”.

We’re not crying, we’ve just got something in our eye…

Do YOU want to write for GiveMeSport? Get started today by signing-up and submitting an article HERE:

Real Madrid
Xabi Alonso
Spain Football
Jamie Carragher
Premier League
Steven Gerrard
Bayern Munich

Article Comments

Read more

Report author of article

Please let us know if you believe this article is in violation of our editorial policy, please only report articles for one of the following reasons.

Report author


This article has been written by a member of the GiveMeSport Writing Academy and does not represent the views of or SportsNewMedia. The views and opinions expressed are solely that of the author credited at the top of this article. and SportsNewMedia do not take any responsibility for the content of its contributors.

Want more content like this?

Like our GiveMeSport Facebook Page and you will get this directly to you.

Already Subscribed to Facebook, don't ask me again

Follow GiveMeSport on Twitter and you will get this directly to you.

Already Following, don't ask me again

Like our GiveMeSport Page and you will get this directly to you.

Already Subscribed to G+, don't ask me again