13 fun facts about David Alaba
David Alaba is a professional footballer from Austria who was born on June 24, 1992, in Vienna. He started his youth career with a local club called SV Aspern and then moved to the youth academy of Austria Wien in 2002. Alaba made his professional debut with Austria Wien's reserve team in 2008 and then joined Bayern Munich in the summer of 2008.
During his time at Bayern Munich, Alaba established himself as one of the best left-backs in the world. He won numerous domestic and international titles with the club, including 10 Bundesliga titles, six DFB-Pokals, two UEFA Champions League titles, two FIFA Club World Cups. He played a crucial role in Bayern Munich's treble-winning seasons in 2012-13 and 2019-20.
In addition to his success with Bayern Munich, Alaba has also been a regular member of the Austrian national team since 2009. At the time of writing, he has 99 caps for his country and has played in two European Championships and one World Cup.
In 2021, Alaba signed a five-year contract with Real Madrid, where he has primarily played as a centre-back. He has continued to impress with his defensive abilities, as well as his ability to initiate attacks from the back.
Off the field, Alaba is known for his philanthropy and advocacy work. He has supported various charitable causes.
But what are some of the fun facts you absolutely have to know about the defender?