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Marcos Alonso

Who is Marcos Alonso?

Marcos Alonso Mendoza, commonly known as Marcos Alonso, is a Spanish footballer who plays as a defender for Chelsea.

Spain international was born on 28 December 1990 in Madrid. Marcos joined Real Madrid’s youth academy as a child, representing every youth team in the following years.

In 2008, Spaniard reached Real Madrid Castilla, which competed in Segunda División B, and first appeared for the reserve side on 22 February 2008, playing the whole game in a 0–1 home loss with Alcorcón.

Marcos made La Liga debut on 4 April 2008 as he returned as a substitute for Higuain in the 90th minute of a 2–0 victory over Racing.

The Spanish defender joined Bolton Wanderers of the Premier League for an undisclosed fee in summer 2010.

Alonso made his Premier League debut on 1 January 2011, starting for suspended Paul Robinson in a 1–2 away loss to Liverpool at Anfield. Marcos scored his first goal for the club on 31 March 2012 against Wolves.

In May 2013, Marcos signed for Fiorentina on a three-year contract, despite being offered a new deal by Bolton coach Dougie Freedman.

On 30 December, after Alonso played nine games, Sunderland manager Gus Poyet announced that the left-back would join on 1 January 2014, on loan until the end of the season.

Marcos became a regular upon returning from loan, playing nearly 70 matches in his final two years in Fiorentina.

On 19 March 2015, Alonso scored his first goal for La Viola in a 3–0 victory over Roma for 16 of the UEFA Europa League round.

In summer 2016, after 85 games and five goals overall with La Viola, the Spanish left-back completed his move back to Premier League after signing a five-year deal with Chelsea worth nearly £24m.

Alonso made his debut on 20 September, playing the entire 120 minutes in a 4–2 victory over Leicester City for the EFL Cup.

The 30-year-old defender won the Premier League, UEFA Champions League and UEFA Europa League with the Blues.

What is Marcos Alonso’s international career like?

On 16 March 2018, Marcos received his first call-up for the Spain national team for friendly games with Germany and Argentina later.

Alonso debuted against the latter on the 27th in a 6–1 victory at the Wanda Metropolitano, he replaced Jordi Alba with 11 minutes left, making the 30-year-old left-back’s inaugural Spanish family have three generations of internationals and seventh worldwide.

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