How did Marcos Alonso Pena die? Former Barcelona Player cause of death Explained

How did Marcos Alonso Pena die? Former Barcelona Player cause of death Explained

Former Barcelona Player Marcos Alonso Pena has passed away at the age of 63. Let’s see more details about Marcos Alonso and his cause of death.

What happened to Marcos Alonso Pena?

FORMER Barcelona ace Marcos Alonso Pena has tragically passed away aged 63.

 Spanish media reported the winger – the father of Chelsea legend Marcos Alonso – passed away following a “long illness.”

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 Marcos Alonso.

“Rest in peace, Pigeon.”

Cause of Death

The ex-winger has passed away following a battle with a ‘long-term illness’ according to reports in Spain, though the illness itself has currently not been disclosed. Alonso Pena attempted to follow in his father’s footsteps as a youngster, being taken on by Real Madrid. 

In order to learn more about Alonso’s death, we are attempting to get in touch with his friends and family. This section will be updated as soon as we learn any new information regarding the tragic event that brought many people to tears.

About Alonso Pena

Alonso Pena attempted to follow in his father’s footsteps as a youngster, being taken on by Real Madrid. However, it wasn’t meant to be and he was moved back to his local side Racing Santander.

He made 51 appearances over the course of two years at the club before being signed by Atletico Madrid, where he developed further and caught the eye of Barcelona.

The attacker eventually hung up his boots and entered management after finishing his playing career with brief stints at Atletico and Racing Santander. Many Spanish teams, including Malaga, Sevilla, and the B team of Atletico Madrid, gave Alonso Pena time in the dugout.

Career Journey

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 then returned to Atletico and Santander later in his career, before retiring in 1991. He went on to have a managerial career after hanging up his boots. He took charge of his beloved Atletico and Racing, along with 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.

His son – Marcos Alonso Mendoza – has also enjoyed a storied career, playing for Bolton, Fiorentina, Chelsea, and Barcelona. The late Alonso also made 22 appearances for Spain at the international level, scoring once.

Alonso Mendoza enjoyed a trophy-laden spell with Chelsea – winning the Premier League, Europa League, and Champions League. He joined Barca last summer after mutually terminating his contract at Stamford Bridge.


After it was announced that the Spaniard had died away, tributes to “The Pigeon” came pouring in from every corner of the footballing world. Pigeon, I hope you are able to find some peace in your life. His former club, Rayo Vallecano, proceeded by expressing their condolences to Marcos Alonso Pena’s family and friends with the following statement: “From Rayo Vallecano, we wish to extend our heartfelt condolences to the family and friends of Marcos Alonso Pena.”

The following information was provided in the statement, which stated that he had worked as a club coach in the past and that he had passed away at the age of 63.

Condolence Posted on Social Media

FC Barcelona Posted

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.

His ex-club Rayo Vallecano added: “From Rayo Vallecano, we want to convey our deepest condolences to the family and friends of Marcos Alonso Pena.
“He was a former coach of the Club, who passed away at the age of 63.”

Barca Posted

According to Mundo Deportivo, Marcos Alonso’s father, Marcos Alonso Pena, who also used to play in Barça, died at the age of 63… Much strength to the family!

Paul Bridge Posted

RIP Marcos Alonso Peña. Everything was here until he was born despite living in Madrid. In Racing, he played in the youth team with Quique or Juan Carlos, he began his career making his debut with Nando Yosu in Atocha, he hung up his boots after collaborating in the promotion to Second Division (he jumped with Pombo) and a coach.

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