Xabi Alonso set to end his career in June

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SpanishWorldCupwinneranddoubleEuropeanchampionXabiAlonsoissettoretireattheendoftheseasonwhenhisBayernMunichcontractexpires,areportinGermanysaid。

LeadersBayernkickoffthesecondhalfoftheBundesligaseasonatFreiburgonFridayintheirbidforafifthstraightGermanleaguetitlewiththe35-year-oldAlonsopoisedtoendhisplayingcareerinJune。

ItwouldmeantheGermangiantscouldlosesignificantexperiencefornextseasonwithclubcaptainandex-GermanyskipperPhilippLahmalsoreportedlyconsideringretiringinJunetotakeoverasBayernsteammanager。

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AccordingtoSportBild,Alonsohasalreadytoldclubbosseshedoesnotwanttosignacontractextension。

HavingjoinedBayernforthe2014/15season,AlonsoisbiddingtofinishwithathirdstraightGermanleaguetitlewithMunichcurrentlythreepointsclearinthetable。

Alonsohaswon16titlesforclubsandcountry,includingthe2010WorldCupandthe2008and2012EuropeanchampionshipswithSpain,making114internationalappearances。

HeretiredfrominternationaldutyinAugust2014。

HehaswontheChampionsleaguetwicewithtwodifferentclubs。

HestartedoutatRealSociedadandjoinedLiverpoolin2004afterbeingnamedSpanishplayeroftheyearin2003。

HewaspartoftheLiverpoolsidewhichfamouslywonthe2005ChampionsLeaguetitleinapenaltyshoot-out,comingbackfrom3-0downagainstACMilaninIstanbul。

Afterfiveyearsand143EnglishPremierLeagueappearanceswithLiverpool,AlonsojoinedRealMadridin2009。


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