Who is Marcos Alonso? Wikipedia, Biography, Age, Spanish Footballer, Died
Marcos Alonso Wikipedia – Marcos Alonso Biography
Marcos Alonso Peña was a Spanish football player and manager. Known as Marcos in his playing days, he played mainly as a right winger but also appeared as a forward.
Spanish media reported the winger – the father of Chelsea legend Alonso – passed away following a “long illness.”
He amassed La Liga totals of 302 games and 46 goals throughout 13 seasons, ten of which were spent with Atlético Madrid and Barcelona. A Spanish international during the 1980s, Marcos represented the nation at Euro 1984, helping it finish second.
Marcos Alonso Age
He was 63 years old.
Spanish Footballer Died
Alonso Pena has passed away at the age of 63, according to Marca.
The cause of Alonso Pena’s tragic passing is currently unknown.
Tributes from around the footballing world poured in for the Spaniard – affectionately known as ‘The Pigeon’ – after news of his passing.
Ex-Atletico star Paulo Futre said: “Sad day. My deepest condolences to the family of my dear friend Alonso.
“Rest in peace, Pigeon.”
His ex-club, Rayo Vallecano, added: “From Rayo Vallecano, we want to convey our deepest condolences to the family and friends of Alonso Pena.
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“He was a former coach of the Club, who passed away at the age of 63.”
Barcelona tweeted: “FC Barcelona would like to express its deepest condolences for the passing of former Barça player and father of a first-team player Marcos Alonso Peña.
“All of our strength to Marcos Alonso and his entire family. Rest in peace.”
Alonso Pena started his career with Racing Santander in the late 70s before moving to Atletico Madrid.
He then joined Barcelona, where he went on to play 124 matches and score 28 goals over five years.
The Spanish winger returned to Atletico and Santander later in his career before retiring in 1991.
The late Alonso also made 22 appearances for Spain at the international level, scoring once.
He went on to have a managerial career after hanging up his boots.
He took charge of his beloved Atletico and Racing, Sevilla, and five other clubs.
Alonso Pena was a second-generation Spanish footballer as his dad – Marcos Alonso Imaz – played for Real Madrid in the 1950s and 1960s.
Marcos Alonso Mendoza’s son has also enjoyed a storied career, playing for Bolton, Fiorentina, Chelsea, and Barcelona.