8. Xabi Alonso | Real Madrid
Xabi Alonso, 32, is still very much a part of the Real Madrid set up and has played a crucial part in their La Liga title challenge thus far.
There's no room for passengers in the Bernabeu and any hint of bad form is usually met with a swift exit from the first XI. Alonso is showing no hint of entering a decline but, instead, seems to be getting better and better.
Carlo Ancelotti rewarded Alonso for his fine form with a two-year extension meaning he'll be playing in the Champions League at the tender age of 34.