10 reasons why Xabi Alonso is the coolest footballer alive
There are some footballers that can command the respect of all football fans no matter what team they play for. It's impossible not to marvel at the skills of Lionel Messi, the goal scoring pedigree of Cristiano Ronaldo or the sheer coolness of Xabi Alonso.
This is why Xabi Alonso is one of the coolest players alive.
1) This disapproving head shake to Michel Platini
You may remember that the midfielder was suspended for last year's Champions League final vs Atletico Madrid after he picked up a yellow card in the semi-final win against Bayern Munich.
During the final, an immaculate suited Alonso ran down the touchline to celebrate Sergio Ramos' dramatic last minute equalizer as you can see below.
Because of this touchline celebration, UEFA suspended Alonso for the Super Cup win against Seville and it seems that Xabi wasn't too pleased.
What a man.
2) His taste in music
Now we are in California, listening to Pavement http://t.co/gpC8dRZc
— Xabi Alonso (@XabiAlonso) August 3, 2012
3) He loves his GAA
The former Liverpool star was just 16 when he arrived in Kells as a Spanish exchange student.
He stayed with Liam and Fidelma O'Brien of Headfort Park for a number of weeks.
Image via - Flickr
4) He can pass the ball like this
Clip via - razalacomps
5) His best friend since he was a boy is a certain Arsenal midfielder
Image via - Arsenal Blogger
6) Take a look at his roll of honours
The World Cup, 2 European Championships, La Liga, the Bundesliga, 2 Champions Leagues, 2 Copa Del Rey's, FA Cup and 2 Super Cups.
7) He loves The Big Lebowski
8) He scores goals like this
Clip via - FootballFreak712
9) He's doing well in Germany
He's the only man that can make this look cool.
His first goal was pretty tidy.
10) He featured in the coolest photo ever