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Miguel Ángel Alonso

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Place of birth  Tolosa, Spain
Name  Miguel Alonso
1974–1977  San Sebastian
Position  Midfielder
Years  Team
Height  1.78 m
Playing position  Midfielder
Role  Football player

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Full name  Miguel Angel Alonso Oyarbide
Date of birth  (1953-02-01) 1 February 1953 (age 62)
Grandchildren  Jontxu Aramburu Alonso, Emma Alonso, Ane Aramburu Alonso
Similar People  Xabi Alonso, Mikel Alonso, Roberto Lopez Ufarte, Jesus Maria Satrustegui, Jesus Maria Zamora

Children  Xabi Alonso, Mikel Alonso

Miguel Ángel 'Periko' Alonso Oyarbide (born 1 February 1953) is a Spanish former football midfielder and manager.


In his professional career he played mainly for Real Sociedad (five years) and Barcelona (three), amassing La Liga totals of 273 games and 42 goals over the course of ten seasons.

A Spanish international for two years, Alonso represented the country at the 1982 World Cup.

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Playing career

Born in Tolosa, Gipuzkoa, Alonso played professionally for Real Sociedad, FC Barcelona and CE Sabadell FC. With the first, he was instrumental in back-to-back La Liga conquests (averaging 32 games and five goals in those seasons and not starting only once), and gained 19 of his 20 caps for Spain in the process; his debut came on 24 September 1980 in a friendly match with Hungary (2–2), in Budapest.

In 1982–83, having retired from the national team after the unsuccessful home World Cup campaign, Alonso joined Barcelona, being relatively used during most of his spell. He won the league in his final year but only appeared twice, eventually retiring in 1988 with Barça neighbours Sabadell, helping it achieve promotion from Segunda División in his first season and scoring 12 goals – a career-best – in his second, as the modest Catalans ranked 17th after the first 34 matches, but eventually managed to avoid a drop after finishing third in their relegation group in the second stage.

Managerial career

Alonso started his coaching career immediately after retiring, mainly in the Basque Country. In 2000, after an unsuccessful spell at Hércules CF (second division, relegation), he had a chance to coach Real Sociedad, but only lasted ten games, after which he retired from management.

Personal life

Alonso's sons, Mikel and Xabi, are also footballers and midfielders. Both followed in their father's footsteps representing Real Sociedad, and the latter also played with great success for Liverpool, Real Madrid, Bayern the Munich, and the Spanish national team.


Real Sociedad
  • La Liga: 1980–81, 1981–82
  • Barcelona
  • La Liga: 1984–85
  • Copa del Rey: 1982–83
  • Supercopa de España: 1983
  • Copa de la Liga: 1982–83
  • References

    Miguel Ángel Alonso Wikipedia

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