Born in Tolosa, Spain on November 25, 1981. Spanish football central midfielder, Xabi Alonso has an estimated net worth of $6 million. He first started his professional career at Real Sociedad. There, he was selected as the team captain by manager John Toshack following his return from a short loan period at SD Eibar. After he led the club to the second place in the 2002-2003 season, Alonso signed a mega-money contract with Liverpool in August 2004. During his stay at the English side, he helped them win several accolades including the UEFA Champions League, the FA Cup and the FA Community Shield. He then went on to strike a lucrative deal with Real Madrid in 2009. He won the domestic league La Liga in his second season and the UEFA Champions League in 2014 at the club. His first international game for Spain occurred in April 2003 in a 4–0 victory over Ecuador. His contributions to the national team led to many victories and champions including Euro 2008, Euro 2012 and the 2010 World Cup. He eventually retired from the national team on August 27, 2014, leaving him the fifth most capped player for Spain having had 114 caps. Individually, he has won several awards including Spanish Player of the Year, Premier League Goal of the Month, La Liga Best Midfielder, FIFA/FIFPro World XI, and UEFA Euro Team of the Tournament. He is currently a two-year contracted player at German club Bayern Munich.