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    Famous Spanish midfielder set to retire from football

    He has won the Champions league twice with two different clubs

    Baku. 18 January. REPORT.AZ/ Bayern Munich star Xabi Alonso is reportedly planning to retire at the end of the season when his contract with the Bavarians is up.

    Report informs referring to the Sport Bild, the Spaniard will bring down the curtain on a glittering career when the current campaign ends, and the 35-year-old has made his intentions clear to the powers that be at Bayern late last year.

    He started out at Real Sociedad and joined Liverpool in 2004 after being named Spanish player of the year in 2003.

    e was part of the Liverpool side which famously won the 2005 Champions League title in a penalty shoot-out, coming back from 3-0 down against AC Milan in Istanbul.

    After five years and 143 English Premier League appearances with Liverpool, Alonso joined Real Madrid in 2009.

    Alonso has won 16 titles for clubs and country, including the 2010 World Cup and the 2008 and 2012 European championships with Spain, making 116 international appearances.

    He retired from international duty in August 2014.

    He has won the Champions league twice with two different clubs.

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