Alexis Mac Allister scored in Argentina’s win over Poland yesterday, ending a whirlwind group C. His last name is something people would not expect to be associated with Argentine football. Rather it is a common name in areas around England and Scotland. Seeing that he plays in the Premier League as well, it was a bit of a surprise to some fans that he was Argentine.
Group C comes to a dramatic end! 😱
🇦🇷 Lionel Messi and Argentina top the group!
🇵🇱 Poland go through on goal difference!
🇲🇽 Mexican heart’s are broken despite a valiant effort! 💔
🇸🇦 Saudi Arabia finish last, but THAT victory will forever be remembered! pic.twitter.com/CjsAhOS4n3
— 90min (@90min_Football) November 30, 2022
Alexis’ father Carlos Mac Allister was also a professional footballer. He is currently a politician in Argentina. The ex-footballer spoke of his Irish and Scottish descent but said he has no deep relations with his ancestral roots. All three of his sons are professional footballers.
Who is Alexis Mac Allister’s Mother?
Carlos Mac Allister and Silvina Riela are Alexis Mac Allister’s parents. While there is not a lot of information on his mother, his father is a public figure in Argentina. His footballing career began in 1986 with Argentinos Juniors. He made 120 appearances for the club and scored five goals. Mac Allister then went on to join Boca Juniors.
Carlos Mac Allister of Boca Juniors, who’s son Alexis scored for @Argentina in the World Cup tonight, tackles Diego Maradona of Newell’s Old Boys in 1993. #Argentina #Qatar2022 pic.twitter.com/NA0yLX0sDg
— Newell’s Old Boys – English (@Newells_en) November 30, 2022
He made his debut for Boca Juniors in 1992, making 124 appearances and scoring five goals. He made only three appearances for his national team, playing alongside Diego Maradona and Diego Simeone in the World Cup Qualifiers. Unfortunately, he was not selected for the final World Cup tournament in 1994 in the USA. He also played against Maradona when the latter used to play at Newell’s Old Boys.
Alexis Mac Allister’s soccer achievements
Alexis Mac Allister became a World Cup goal scorer yesterday. Like his father, Alexis started his career at Argentinos Juniors. He made 56 appearances for the club, scoring eight goals. He then joined Brighton and Hove Albion but was loaned back to Argentinos Juniors. Alexis then joined Boca Juniors on loan, where he won the Primera Divison in Argentina.
Alexis Mac Allister scores his first ever Argentina goal 😍 pic.twitter.com/t2nvXjtg8e
— GOAL (@goal) November 30, 2022
After his loan to Boca Juniors, he became a regular starter for Brighton. He has won the CONMEBOL-UEFA Cup of Champions or the Finalssima with Argentina against Italy. He was an unused substitute in the match. Mac Allister has made 77 appearances for Brighton, scoring 11 goals. For Argentina, he has scored one goal in 10 matches and is a part of the Argentina World Cup squad.