Alexis Mac Allister is an Argentine professional footballer who plays as a midfielder for Premier League club Liverpool and the Argentina national team.
He was born on December 24, 1998, to a footballing family and started his senior career with Argentinos Juniors in 2016, winning the Argentine second division in his debut season.
Alexis joined Brighton & Hove Albion in 2019 but was immediately loaned back to Juniors until the end of the season.
During his second year at Brighton, he was again loaned to Argentina to Boca Juniors, where he won the 2019–20 Primera División.
Alexis represented Argentina at under-23 level, winning the 2020 CONMEBOL Pre-Olympic Tournament and playing at the 2020 Summer Olympics.
He made his senior international debut in 2019 and was part of the Argentina squad that won the 2022 Finalissima with a 3–0 victory against Italy.
Alexis was part of the Argentina team that won the 2022 FIFA World Cup and he assisted a goal in the final against France.
He has a brother named Kevin.
Who is Kevin Mac Allister?
As mentioned above, Alexis has a brother named Kevin Mac Allister who is also a football player.
Kevin is a 25-year-old defender who currently plays for Union Saint-Gilloise, a Belgian football club.
The two brothers will face each other in the Europa League when Liverpool takes on Union Saint-Gilloise.
Kevin’s reaction to the news of playing against his brother was captured on video and has since gone viral.
In the video, Kevin and his teammates can be seen celebrating and shouting with excitement upon hearing the news.
He has also sent a message to his brother on social media after the Europa League draw.
Kevin has been playing for Union Saint-Gilloise since 2021 and has made several appearances for the club.
He has played as a center-back, left-back and right-back.
According to WhoScored.com, Kevin has scored one goal and provided one assist in his 12 appearances for the club.
Kevin Mac Allister and his Union Saint-Gilloise teammates reacting to be drawn against Liverpool 😅
— B/R Football (@brfootball) September 1, 2023
Royale Union Saint-Gilloise, commonly known as Union SG or USG, is a Belgian football club that was founded on November 1, 1897, in the municipality of Saint-Gilles, in Brussels.
The club is one of the most successful in the history of Belgian football, having won eleven Belgian championships between 1904 and 1935, making it the most successful Belgian club before World War II.
The club is currently based at the Joseph Marien Stadium in the neighboring municipality of Forest, with a capacity of 9,400.
In recent years, Union Saint-Gilloise has experienced a miraculous rise, thanks in part to foreign investment.
In 2021, the club was purchased by two Englishmen who saw the potential in the club and wanted to awaken a sleeping giant.
In the 2021-2022 season, Union Saint-Gilloise finished the regular season in first place after a draw against last place Beerschot, becoming the first newly promoted club to finish top of the table in the history of the Belgian league.
The club is currently playing in the Jupiler Pro League, the top tier of Belgian football, and has qualified for the Europa League group stage.
Union Saint-Gilloise has a current squad of players with market values ranging from €100k to €4.00m.
The club has a unique story regarding its technical sponsor, as it decided to make its own shirts.