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Alexi Lalas
Alexi Lalas
Personal information
Full name Panayotis Alexander Lalas
Date of birth 1 June 1970 (1970-06-01) (age 49)
Place of birth    Birmingham, Michigan, Flag of the United States United States
Height 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m)
Playing position Defender
Youth clubs
1988–1991 Flag of the United States Rutgers Scarlet Knights (college)
Senior clubs
Years Club App (Gls)
1994–1995
1995–1996
1996–1997
1997
1998
1999
2001–2004
Flag of Italy Padova
Flag of ItalyPadova (loan from MLS)
Flag of the United States New England Revolution
Flag of Ecuador → Emelec (loan)
Flag of the United States MetroStars
Flag of the United States Kansas City Wizards
Flag of the United States Los Angeles Galaxy
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057 00(3)

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National team
1991–1998 Flag of the United States United States 096 00(9)

Panayotis Alexander "Alexi" Lalas (born 1 June 1970) is an American former professional footballer who played as a defender. Lalas is best known for his participation with the United States men's national soccer team in the 1994 FIFA World Cup, where he was a standout player on the team with his distinctive long beard and hair. After the World Cup, Lalas went on to become the first American in Italy's Serie A as a member of Calcio Padova.

Following his playing career, Lalas served as general manager of the San Jose Earthquakes, New York Red Bulls, and Los Angeles Galaxy of Major League Soccer. He was elected to the USA National Soccer Hall of Fame in 2006. He currently works as an analyst for Fox Sports.

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