Marcos Alonso Obituary, Death – After a protracted and courageous struggle against disease, Marcos Alonso Pena has finally lost his fight. There have been reports that Marcos Alonso Pena, a former star for Barcelona who was also the father of former Chelsea defender Marcos Alonso, has gone away at the age of 63. He started 124 games for the Camp Nou club and finished with 28 goals and 124 assists. According to reports in Spain, the former winger has passed away after a fight with a “long-term disease.” The nature of the ailment, however, has not been made public at this time.
As a young man, Alonso Pena tried to follow in his father’s footsteps by being recruited by Real Madrid. He was unsuccessful in this endeavor. Unfortunately, it wasn’t meant to be, as he ended up being sent back to his hometown team, Racing Santander. After spending two years with the club, during which time he made 51 appearances, he was eventually signed by Atletico Madrid, where he continued to improve as a player and gained the attention of Barcelona.
Alonso Pena was an integral part of the team that won the La Liga championship at that time. He also made his debut on the international stage during his tenure with Barcelona and went on to make 22 appearances for Spain’s national team throughout the course of his career.
Marcos Alonso, a left back who previously played for Bolton and Chelsea, decided to follow in his father’s footsteps by signing with Barcelona over the summer. In order to make himself available for the move, he terminated his contract with Chelsea, which was necessary given that the La Liga club was experiencing financial difficulties and could not make a formal offer. This season, the defender has played in 12 matches in the league for Xavi’s team, however he has started only six of those matches and has scored once.
The current play of Jordi Alba, who played for the same management during the three years that the 32-year-old was a player, has made it difficult for him to earn playing time at the Camp Nou. Alonso has fallen down the pecking order at Barcelona as a result of the success of Alex Balde, who came up through the club’s youth system and is now 19 years old. Balde is considered to be one of the most promising players to emerge from the club’s ranks in more recent times.
Despite this, Alonso has not wavered in his confidence in his own abilities and signed a new contract with Barcelona just one month ago. After the news was broken, the left back gave an interview in which he remarked, “I’m always delighted to contribute to the squad.” I was surprised to learn the other day that, according to the statistics, I am considered to be one of the best defenders in Barca’s history. But I need to keep working hard in order to get better.