Who is Miguel Periko Alonso father of Xabi Alonso, bio, age, wife, son and nationality

Who is Miguel Periko Alonso father of Xabi Alonso, bio, age, wife, son and nationality

Here is all you need to know about Periko Alonso, the father of Xabi Alonso along with his age, career, bio and more 

There might have been some heads nodding in agreement when Jose Mourinho chose Xabi Alonso as the best manager out of his countless list of past greats.

Alonso’s exposure to other countries and coaches, his outstanding midfield abilities, and his father’s experience as a player and coach were among the many reasons mentioned by Mourinho.

Who is Miguel Periko Alonso father of Xabi Alonso, bio, age, height, wife, son and nationality

Meanwhile, with five games remaining, Bayer Leverkusen made history by winning the Bundesliga title for the first time and fans can’t stop appreciating the efforts made by Xabi. Now that fans are saying he learned from the best, let us have a look at who his father, Periko Alonso is.

Who is Periko Alonso?

Periko Alonso is a former Spanish football player who played as a midfielder and a manager. The 71-year-old was born on 1 February 1953 in Tolosa, Spain. He stands 1.76 m (5 ft 9 in) tall.


A Look at Periko Alonsa’s career

For his senior career as a football player, he has played for several clubs including (1974-1977) San Sebastian, (1977-1982), Real Sociedad (1982-1985) Barcelona, and (1985-1988) Sabadell.

For five of his professional years, he predominantly played for Real Sociedad, and for three, he played for Barcelona. He played in 273 La Liga games and scored 42 goals over ten seasons.


For his international career, he played for Spain B side in 1981 then Spain in 1980–1982 and in 1979 for Basque Country. Alonso participated for Spain in the 1982 World Cup during his two years as an international player.

For his managerial career, he has managed teams like (1988-1989) Tolosa, (1989-1992) San Sebastian, (1993-1995) Beasain, (1995-1998) Eibar, (1998-1999) Hercules and (2000) Real Sociedad.

“Periko,” better known as Miguel Alonso, won league titles at Real Sociedad and Barcelona in the 1980s before he entered the coaching profession. He had his best managerial tenure with Eibar from 1995 to 1998. He took over as temporary leader of his Real Sociedad in 2000–01.


A look at Periko Alonsa’s family

Periko Alonsa’s both the sons, Xabi and Mikel are former footballers as midfielders. He also has a grand child named Jontxu Aramburu Alonso via Xabi.