10 reasons why Xabi Alonso is the coolest footballer alive 5 years ago

10 reasons why Xabi Alonso is the coolest footballer alive

Man-crush overload.

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.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qmq-9hmDm8M

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.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PYgTeoFNS90

2) His taste in music

 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.

Xabi Meath

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

Alonso Arteta

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

alonsodude

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.

Oktoberfest 2014 - Last Day And Riflemen's Salute

His first goal was pretty tidy.

10) He featured in the coolest photo ever

Xabi