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Liverpool Echo
Liverpool players must start drowning out Jurgen Kloppqualities. Steven Gerrard and Luis Suarez were key to the 2013-14 championship
Liverpool Echo / Posted 9 hours ago
qualities. Steven Gerrard and Luis Suarez were key to the 2013-14 championship challenge, while before them the likes of Xabi Alonso, Pepe Reina, Javier Mascherano, Sami Hyypia and Dirk Kuyt all had the necessary characteristics. Then there's... Read more
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Football365
Liverpool supporters need to get a gripwith Houllier’s team but other than that, all we had was turgid football and mi
Football365 / Posted 9 hours ago
with Houllier’s team but other than that, all we had was turgid football and mismanagement. For crying out loud, he forced Xabi Alonso out of the club in favour of Gareth Barry and then never even signed Barry. Liverpool aren’t there yet and I... Read more
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Anfield Index
Jurgen Klopp and the Exasperated Supportthan the crowd shouting ‘Shoot!’ at a player who rarely scores just because the
Anfield Index / Posted yesterday
than the crowd shouting ‘Shoot!’ at a player who rarely scores just because they have time and space to take a shot on. Xabi Alonso, following his wonder goals against Luton and Newcastle, always ignored the shout and I love him for that. Let... Read more
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Bleacher Report
Assigning FIFA Card Ratings to 21st Century Liverpool LegendsPerhaps 85 might seem a little high in that category considering the great Robe
Bleacher Report / Posted 2 days ago
Perhaps 85 might seem a little high in that category considering the great Roberto Carlos was ranked at 81 in FIFA 17. Xabi Alonso (FIFA Rating: 88) Now retired, Xabi Alonso is fondly remembered by supporters of three of the biggest clubs in... Read more
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ESPN.co.uk
Barry's appearance record no accidenthe has often flown under the radar. He has often been underrated, occasionally
ESPN.co.uk / Posted 4 days ago
he has often flown under the radar. He has often been underrated, occasionally overrated. Rafa Benitez wanted to sacrifice Xabi Alonso to sign Barry in 2008. Martinez once branded him one of England's greatest ever players. Perhaps more... Read more
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4d
FIFA
Messi, Sawa crowned at glittering Galafor the 2011 ‘dream team’ - Iker Casillas; Daniel Alves, Gerard Pique, Sergio R
FIFA / Posted 4 days ago
for the 2011 ‘dream team’ - Iker Casillas; Daniel Alves, Gerard Pique, Sergio Ramos, Nemanja Vidic; Andres Iniesta, Xabi Alonso, Xavi; Lionel Messi, Cristiano Ronaldo, Wayne Rooney - received a standing ovation from the gallery. Every single... Read more
5d
Bleacher Report
Why Napoli Are Europe's Most Exciting Team to Watch Right NowI like Sarri's philosophy and the desire of his team to always have the ball at
Bleacher Report / Posted 5 days ago
I like Sarri's philosophy and the desire of his team to always have the ball at their feet," former Spain international Xabi Alonso told Sky Sport Italia (h/t Goal). "Napoli are attacking and fearless. They have a clear mentality on the pitch... Read more
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soccernews
Julian Nagelsmann – The man who pulled Bayern Munich’s pants down, but who could also be the man to save themthat has been somewhat lacking at Bayern in the last two seasons. Even after th
soccernews / Posted 6 days ago
that has been somewhat lacking at Bayern in the last two seasons. Even after the retirement of legends Philipp Lahm and Xabi Alonso at the end of last season, the average age of Bayern’s starting XI against Anderlecht on Tuesday was 28, and when... Read more
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6d
give me sport
Steven Gerrard has named the three most skilful players he ever played withalongside many exceptionally talented players during his spell at Anfield, incl
give me sport / Posted 6 days ago
alongside many exceptionally talented players during his spell at Anfield, including Luis Suarez, Fernando Torres and Xabi Alonso. But which of all the players Gerrard played with does he rate as the most skilful? “I wasn’t skilful at all!... Read more
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ESPN.co.uk
Not going far in UCL 'a failure' - GuardiolaBarcelona and Bayern Munich have played more than 100, or 80," he added. "Busq
ESPN.co.uk / Posted 7 days ago
Barcelona and Bayern Munich have played more than 100, or 80," he added. "Busquets, Xavi, Messi, Muller, or Philipp Lahm, Xabi Alonso, they played 70 or 80 times, that is the difference. "I'm not going to say that John does not have the level of... Read more
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The Courier Mail
Liverpool’s best Premier League XIinspire players around him. That infamous slip against Chelsea can’t overshadow
The Courier Mail / Posted 8 days ago
inspire players around him. That infamous slip against Chelsea can’t overshadow everything else he achieved for the club.M: XABI ALONSO Part of Rafa Benitez’s Spanish revolution, Alonso arrived at Anfield in 2004 and instantly made an impression... Read more
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Adelaide Now
Liverpool’s best Premier League XIinspire players around him. That infamous slip against Chelsea can’t overshadow
Adelaide Now / Posted 8 days ago
inspire players around him. That infamous slip against Chelsea can’t overshadow everything else he achieved for the club.M: XABI ALONSO Part of Rafa Benitez’s Spanish revolution, Alonso arrived at Anfield in 2004 and instantly made an impression... Read more
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Daily Mirror
Pep Guardiola assesses Manchester City's chances of winning Champions Leagueplayers at Barcelona and Bayern Munich have played more than 100, or 80. “Busq
Daily Mirror / Posted 8 days ago
players at Barcelona and Bayern Munich have played more than 100, or 80. “Busquets, Xavi, Messi, Muller, or Philipp Lahm, Xabi Alonso, they played 70 or 80 times, that is the difference. “I’m not going to say that John does not have the level of... Read more
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Daily Mirror
5 Champions League talking points on the opening night of the group stageof Ancelotti has been that his laissez-faire style of management, coupled with
Daily Mirror / Posted 8 days ago
of Ancelotti has been that his laissez-faire style of management, coupled with the retirements of Philipp Lahm and Xabi Alonso, has led to something of a loss of focus at the club and, indeed, Bayern haven’t been at their powerful best to... Read more
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Daily Mirror
Group-group guide to the Champions League ahead of opening nightlast season’s Champions League. The club are going through something of a tran
Daily Mirror / Posted 8 days ago
last season’s Champions League. The club are going through something of a transitional period following the retirements of Xabi Alonso and Philipp Lahm and were beaten by Hoffenheim at the weekend. However, Die Roten will still expect to contend... Read more
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Daily Mirror
Champions League power rankings as Real Madrid aim for third title in a rowthe shock weekend defeat to Hoffenheim. It has been a summer of transition in
Daily Mirror / Posted 9 days ago
the shock weekend defeat to Hoffenheim. It has been a summer of transition in Munich with stalwarts Philipp Lahm and Xabi Alonso hanging up their boots. They will undoubtedly make the latter stages but can they go all the way? It remains to... Read more
10d
Football365
Liverpool 2005 vs Liverpool 2017: F365 decides...towards Finland. What did the Moomins do to you in that sauna? Selection: Hyyp
Football365 / Posted 10 days ago
towards Finland. What did the Moomins do to you in that sauna? Selection: Hyyp, Hyyp, hooray. Central midfielder: Xabi Alonso vs Jordan Henderson Look at the two names. Don’t make me explain this. Just don’t. Selection: It’s Alonso... Read more
11d
SportingNews
Ribery sees Kroos quality in Bayern team-mate Rudyexpired at Hoffenheim, has impressed at the base of the Bundesliga champions' m
SportingNews / Posted 11 days ago
expired at Hoffenheim, has impressed at the base of the Bundesliga champions' midfield in the absence of the retired Xabi Alonso. The 27-year-old set up Niklas Sule to open the scoring in the 3-1 win over Bayer Leverkusen and delivered... Read more
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The World Game
Ribery sees Kroos quality in Bayern team-mate Rudycontract expired at Hoffenheim, has impressed at the base of the German champio
The World Game / Posted 11 days ago
contract expired at Hoffenheim, has impressed at the base of the German champions' midfield in the absence of the retired Xabi Alonso. The 27-year-old set up Niklas Sule to open the scoring in the 3-1 win over Bayer Leverkusen and delivered... Read more
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soccernews
Ribery sees Kroos quality in Bayern team-mate Rudyexpired at Hoffenheim, has impressed at the base of the Bundesliga champions’ m
soccernews / Posted 11 days ago
expired at Hoffenheim, has impressed at the base of the Bundesliga champions’ midfield in the absence of the retired Xabi Alonso. The 27-year-old set up Niklas Sule to open the scoring in the 3-1 win over Bayer Leverkusen and delivered... Read more
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Soccer Way
Ribery sees Kroos quality in Bayern team-mate Rudy expired at Hoffenheim, has impressed at the base of the Bundesliga champions' m
Soccer Way / Posted 11 days ago
expired at Hoffenheim, has impressed at the base of the Bundesliga champions' midfield in the absence of the retired Xabi Alonso. The 27-year-old set up Niklas Sule to open the scoring in the 3-1 win over Bayer Leverkusen and delivered... Read more
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Goal.com
Franck Ribery compares Sebastian Rudy to Real Madrid star Toni Kroosexpired at Hoffenheim, has impressed at the base of the Bundesliga champions' m
Goal.com / Posted 11 days ago
expired at Hoffenheim, has impressed at the base of the Bundesliga champions' midfield in the absence of the retired Xabi Alonso. The 27-year-old set up Niklas Sule to open the scoring in the 3-1 win over Bayer Leverkusen and delivered... Read more
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11d
Bleacher Report
10 Games Which Proved Why Luka Modric Is the Midfield MaestroJose Mourinho. In a 4-3-3 system, Modric started in the centre and dictated Ma
Bleacher Report / Posted 11 days ago
Jose Mourinho. In a 4-3-3 system, Modric started in the centre and dictated Madrid's play, often with Angel Di Maria and Xabi Alonso as his partners. It was creative, technically gifted and above all else, balanced, with Modric the critical link... Read more
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Gulf News
Bayern to miss Alaba against Hoffenheimthe same way,” Rudy said this week. “My aim is to establish myself at Bayern.”
Gulf News / Posted 12 days ago
the same way,” Rudy said this week. “My aim is to establish myself at Bayern.” It may be somewhat easier for Rudy, with Xabi Alonso and Philipp Lahm retired, than for Suele, who faces fierce competition from established internationals such as... Read more
13d
Football365
Is Ander Herrera finished at Man United?aside). Also I believe that Benitez’s midfield would have toyed with Klopp’s. H
Football365 / Posted 13 days ago
aside). Also I believe that Benitez’s midfield would have toyed with Klopp’s. Henderson, Can and Gini (or Coutinho) vs Xabi Alonso and Hamman/Mascherano, that’s not even a fair fight even though Alonso and Didi/Masch would be outnumbered. In... Read more
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EuroNews
Bayern's Alaba injured, Rudy ready for Hoffenheim returnthe same way,” Rudy said this week. “My aim is to establish myself at Bayern.”
EuroNews / Posted 13 days ago
the same way,” Rudy said this week. “My aim is to establish myself at Bayern.” It may be somewhat easier for Rudy, with Xabi Alonso and Philipp Lahm retired, than for Suele, who faces fierce competition from established internationals such as... Read more
14d
give me sport
Liverpool fan's tweet 'proving' Gerrard & Lampard > Scholes goes viral"For me – and I really mean this – he's the best central midfielder I've seen i
give me sport / Posted 14 days ago
"For me – and I really mean this – he's the best central midfielder I've seen in the last 15, 20 years. "I've spoken to Xabi Alonso about him. He's spectacular, he has it all: the last pass, goals, he's strong, he doesn't lose the ball, vision.... Read more
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chroniclelive
Mikel Merino reminds me of Xabi Alonso, while Dwight Gayle and Jonjo Shelvey need to step uptremendous passer of the ball. At first, he was a bit of stop-gap for Jonjo Sh
chroniclelive / Posted 15 days ago
tremendous passer of the ball. At first, he was a bit of stop-gap for Jonjo Shelvey because of his passing ability - he’s Xabi Alonso like in that way - the passing. But if he keeps playing like he did against West Ham, Shelvey won’t get back in... Read more
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ESPN.co.uk
Reds face Coutinho balancing actpersonal happiness. It's yet another transfer distraction when Liverpool appea
ESPN.co.uk / Posted 16 days ago
personal happiness. It's yet another transfer distraction when Liverpool appear to be building a reasonable side. In 2009, Xabi Alonso left for Real Madrid. In 2014, Suarez joined Barcelona. An effortless 4-0 destruction of an admittedly poor... Read more
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Sport in a storm
Merino coy on permanent dealin the 3-0 victory over West Ham United last time out and he has already been c
Sport in a storm / Posted 16 days ago
in the 3-0 victory over West Ham United last time out and he has already been compared to former Liverpool midfielder Xabi Alonso by manager Rafael Benitez. It is already being suggested the north-east outfit will look to make the move... Read more
16d
Just Arsenal
My Analysis on Arsenal, our transfer blunders, and our formation problemsboth of them think they are playing the same bloody role. Xhaka needs to be gro
Just Arsenal / Posted 16 days ago
both of them think they are playing the same bloody role. Xhaka needs to be groomed and moulded in the shape of Viera, Xabi Alonso, Steven Gerrard. Even Henderson showed him how to do it. So if we do not want to sacrifice the attacking threat... Read more
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HITC Sport
Sublime performance suggests Newcastle player can be international's long-term successorIn a storied career that included spells at Liverpool, Real Madrid and Bayern M
HITC Sport / Posted 17 days ago
In a storied career that included spells at Liverpool, Real Madrid and Bayern Munich, Xabi Alonso won two Champions League titles, three Bundesligas, two Copas del Rey, the FA Cup, a La Liga title, a DFB Pokal and one UEFA Super Cup. And that is... Read more
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The World Game
Coutinho facing tough job to win back hearts at Liverpoolgame that involved Liverpool making a public stand to stop the player drain tha
The World Game / Posted 17 days ago
game that involved Liverpool making a public stand to stop the player drain that has previously seen Javier Mascherano, Xabi Alonso and Luis Suarez depart for Spain. Barcelona were equally keen to make a statement of intent after Neymar's... Read more
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The Star
Coutinho faces tough job winning back hearts at Liverpoolgame that involved Liverpool making a public stand to stop the player drain tha
The Star / Posted 18 days ago
game that involved Liverpool making a public stand to stop the player drain that has previously seen Javier Mascherano, Xabi Alonso and Luis Suarez depart for Spain. Barcelona were equally keen to make a statement of intent after Neymar's... Read more
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EuroNews
Coutinho faces tough job winning back hearts at Liverpoolgame that involved Liverpool making a public stand to stop the player drain tha
EuroNews / Posted 18 days ago
game that involved Liverpool making a public stand to stop the player drain that has previously seen Javier Mascherano, Xabi Alonso and Luis Suarez depart for Spain. Barcelona were equally keen to make a statement of intent after Neymar’s... Read more
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Goal.com
David Villa never really retired - and now he can make another World Cup with Spainthe national team." So Spain's top scorer, with 59 goals from 97 appearances,
Goal.com / Posted 18 days ago
the national team." So Spain's top scorer, with 59 goals from 97 appearances, said goodbye to La Roja along with Xavi and Xabi Alonso as World Cup failure seemed like a curtain call for the team that had dominated world football between 2008 and... Read more
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DW
Bayern Munich to Swansea: Renato Sanches' loan move is good for all involved |dominated the midfield, his dynamism, athleticism and quick-thinking gave Bayer
DW / Posted 19 days ago
dominated the midfield, his dynamism, athleticism and quick-thinking gave Bayern’s much more experienced trio of Thiago, Xabi Alonso and Arturo Vidal headaches for the full 90 minutes. Bayern acted quickly, snapping up the then-18-year-old for 35... Read more
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vitalfootball co uk
Who Are Ya? - Luton Town(creating a health+safety issue as whether he should have been allowed to wear
vitalfootball co uk / Posted 19 days ago
(creating a health+safety issue as whether he should have been allowed to wear them) and Marlon Beresford trying to bearhug Xabi Alonso before he scored his 70-yarder. Did you expect John Still to do better, once you had returned to the FL?I think... Read more
20d
Thick Accent
Newcastle new boy Mikel Merino pulled off a delicious nutmeg during 3-0 West Ham winKid might be the next Xabi Alonso Having lost both of their opening matches, N
Thick Accent / Posted 20 days ago
Kid might be the next Xabi Alonso Having lost both of their opening matches, Newcastle were under pressure when they faced West Ham last Saturday. Manager Rafa Benitez continued his faith with Dortmund loanee Mikel Merino in the lineup and the... Read more
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Daily Mirror
How Renato Sanches joined Swansea City from Bayern Munichstill in position as his deputy - had decided on the make-up of his side and, i
Daily Mirror / Posted 20 days ago
still in position as his deputy - had decided on the make-up of his side and, in particular, the make up of his midfield. Xabi Alonso was the sitting midfielder, the metronome in front of the back four. Arturo Vidal was the box-to-box pit bull... Read more
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soccernews
Alonso tips Napoli to surprise in Champions LeagueNapoli have what it takes to cause a shock in this season’s Champions League, a
soccernews / Posted 20 days ago
Napoli have what it takes to cause a shock in this season’s Champions League, according to Xabi Alonso. Alonso’s former club Real Madrid have won the competition for the past two years, eliminating Napoli on their way last term, but the 35-year-old... Read more
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Soccer Way
Alonso tips Napoli to surprise in Champions League to surprise in Champions League Napoli have what it takes to cause a shock in
Soccer Way / Posted 20 days ago
to surprise in Champions League Napoli have what it takes to cause a shock in this season's Champions League, according to Xabi Alonso. Alonso's former club Real Madrid have won the competition for the past two years, eliminating Napoli on their... Read more
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Goal.com
Xabi Alonso tips Napoli to surprise in Champions LeagueNapoli have what it takes to cause a shock in this season's Champions League, a
Goal.com / Posted 20 days ago
Napoli have what it takes to cause a shock in this season's Champions League, according to Xabi Alonso. Alonso's former club Real Madrid have won the competition for the past two years, eliminating Napoli on their way last term, but the 35-year-old... Read more
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Goal.com
'It can be done' - Alonso believes Real Madrid can being home six trophies this seasonFormer Real Madrid midfielder Xabi Alonso believes the Spanish and European cha
Goal.com / Posted 20 days ago
Former Real Madrid midfielder Xabi Alonso believes the Spanish and European champions are capable of winning six titles in 2017-18. After claiming La Liga and Champions League silverware last term, Madrid have wasted little time this season, winning... Read more
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soccernews
Real Madrid can win six trophies this season – AlonsoFormer Real Madrid midfielder Xabi Alonso believes the Spanish and European cha
soccernews / Posted 20 days ago
Former Real Madrid midfielder Xabi Alonso believes the Spanish and European champions are capable of winning six titles in 2017-18. After claiming LaLiga and Champions League silverware last term, Madrid have wasted little time this season, winning... Read more
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Soccer Way
Real Madrid can win six trophies this season – Alonso Real Madrid can win six trophies this season – Alonso Former Real Madrid midfi
Soccer Way / Posted 20 days ago
Real Madrid can win six trophies this season – Alonso Former Real Madrid midfielder Xabi Alonso believes the Spanish and European champions are capable of winning six titles in 2017-18. After claiming LaLiga and Champions League silverware last... Read more
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tribalfootball.com
Real Madrid hero Xabi: I'm sure Bale, Benzema will be great this seasonhero Xabi Alonso has defended the form of Gareth Bale and Karim Benzema. Both
tribalfootball.com / Posted 20 days ago
hero Xabi Alonso has defended the form of Gareth Bale and Karim Benzema. Both players have been jeered by their own fans this season as they've struggled. But Xabi insists: "I do not doubt either Karim or Gareth. They are professional and they are... Read more
21d
Daily Mail
Renato Sanches profiled ahead of his loan move to Swanseapreference for experienced players, meant that Sanches was always going to stru
Daily Mail / Posted 21 days ago
preference for experienced players, meant that Sanches was always going to struggle to oust the likes of Arturo Vidal, Xabi Alonso and Thiago Alcantara from Bayern's first team. Sanches struggled to break into a loaded Bayern Munich midfield... Read more
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UEFA News
Club coaches share ideas with UEFAa round-table discussion in Nyon on Wednesday, chaired by UEFA President Aleksa
UEFA News / Posted 21 days ago
a round-table discussion in Nyon on Wednesday, chaired by UEFA President Aleksander Čeferin. Those present included Xabi Alonso, Leonardo, Peter Schmeichel, Clarence Seedorf, Dejan Stanković, David Trezeguet and Javier Zanetti. The meeting... Read more
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Daily Mail
Jose Mourinho and Sir Alex Ferguson attend UEFA Elite Coaches ForumUnited), Maurizio Sarri (Napoli), Ernesto Valverde (Barcelona), Rui Vitoria (Be
Daily Mail / Posted 21 days ago
United), Maurizio Sarri (Napoli), Ernesto Valverde (Barcelona), Rui Vitoria (Benfica) and Zinedine Zidane (Real Madrid). Xabi Alonso, Deco, Leonardo, Peter Schmeichel, Clarence Seedorf, Dejan Stanković, David Trezeguet and Javier Zanetti. With... Read more
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