Yesterday the world of football celebrated Xabi Alonso’s 38th birthday, one outlet recognized one of Xabi’s penalty kicks as the best we have ever seen.
In addition to his wonderful passing and shooting kills, one of Xabi’s incredible abilities was converting penalties for the likes of Real Madrid, Liverpool, Bayern Munich and Spain.
Leading Spanish publication Marca, contacted its team members to recognize the greatest ever penalty kick. According to Marca, that skill was shown by Alonso in a Spain shirt. The event was a high-profile friendly against Argentina at the Vicente Calderón.
Alonso rifled the shot with his right foot into the top, top left corner-cum-roof of the net.
Watch the strike below…
As far as Alonso’s wareabouts these days, the former central midfielder is the manager of Segunda División B club Real Sociedad B.
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