8) Xabi Alonso (Spain and Bayern Munich)

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One of the most decorated defensive midfielders of the modern day game, Xabi Alonso has won the world cup with his national team, La Liga with Real Madrid and the Bundesliga title with Bayern Munich. The Madrid legend was sold to the Bavarians after the 2013-14 season and the 33-year-old has since rejuvenated his career under the regime of former Barca manager Pep Guardiola. The Spanish International secured one of his career best whoscored.com ratings of 7.47.

He still is very deadly in set pieces and also possesses brilliant tackling skills. Pep Guardiola is known for his genius tactics on the pitch and his man-management that brings out the best from his player. And this quality of the gaffer certainly seems to be working with Xabi as the clever management of the Spanish international is reaping success for the Bavarians.


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