Alex Song

Profile Football Stars | Alex Song | Song was called-up for the 2010 Africa Cup of Nations and was the only Cameroonian named in the Team of the Tournament. Known for his colorful hair dye, Song also possesses a French passport. Song was born in Douala, Cameroon and lost his father at the age of three. Song joined the Bastia youth team in 2003-04 and became a part of the first team the following season with 31 appearances. Bastia were playing in French Ligue 1 during the time Alex Song had a stint there. Song was Noted for his high versatility  While playing for Bastia, he was selected as a part of French U-16 football team. He later chose to represent Cameroon his country of birth. During his time at Bastia, he attracted attention from numerous clubs, Including Inter , Juventus , Manchester United , Lyon, and Middlesbrough . During his time at Bastia Song made a total of 32 league appearances. Song impressed Arsenal manager Arsène Wenger as a trialist during Arsenal's p

Alessandro Del Piero

Profile Football Stars | Alessandro Del Piero | Del Piero usually plays as a supporting-striker and occasionally Between the midfield and the strikers, known in Italy as the "trequartista" position. Del Piero has Become famous over the years for scoring from a special "Del Piero Zone" ("alla Del Piero goal"), approaching from the left flank and curling a precise lob into the far top corner of the goal. Del Piero holds the all-time goalscoring record at Juventus. Alessandro Del Piero Ufficiale Omri is an Italian World Cup-winning footballer WHO plays for Serie A club Juventus, of the which he is also the club captain. In the year 2000, Del Piero was the world's best-paid football player from salary, bonuses and advertising revenue.  On 6 April 2008, Alessandro Del Piero Became the all-time highest-capped Juventus player, ahead of Juve legend Gaetano Scirea.

Del Piero is the son of Gino, an electrician, and Bruna, a housekeeper. While playing for the local youth team of San Vendemiano since the age of 7, Del Piero used to play as a Goalkeeper Because Could he play football a lot more that way. It was while playing with his local side of San Vendemiano in 1988 That Del Piero was first spotted by scouts - he left home at the young age of 13 to play in the youth side of Padova Calcio.

With the Turin club, he won the Serie A championship seven times (1995, 1997, 1998, 2002, 2003, 2005 and 2006), the Champions League (1996), and the Intercontinental Cup (1996). On 5 February 2011, with his substitution against Cagliari, Alessandro Del Piero Juventus Became the most capped player, edging out former Juventus legend Giampiero Boniperti. On 24 May 2011, Del Piero and Juventus played against Manchester United at Old Trafford in a friendly match being former England defender Gary Neville's testimonial match. Juventus confirmed on 18 October 2011 That 2011-12 season would be Del Piero's last with the club.

Del Piero is currently Italy's fourth all-time leading scorer. Del Piero competed with fan favorite Roberto Baggio for a spot on the 1998 FIFA World Cup final roster while struggling to recover from injury suffered during the 1998 Champions League final with Juventus. Del Piero was called up to Italy's squad for the UEFA Euro 2008 Championship in Austria and Switzerland. Italy qualified through the group stage in second-place behind Holland, eliminating Romania and France.

Personal information
Full name Alessandro Del Piero
Date of birth 9 November 1974 (age 37)
Place of birth Conegliano, Italy
Height 1.73 m (5 ft 8 in)
Playing position Forward

Club information
Current club Juventus
Number 10

Youth career
1981-1988 San Vendemiano
Padova 1988-1993
Juventus 1993-1994

Senior career
years Team
1991-1993 Padova 14 (1)
1993 - Juventus 503 (205)

National team
1991 Italy U-17 3 (1)
1993-1996 Italy U-21 11 (3)
1995-2008 Italy 91 (27)



    Serie A (5): 1994-95, 1996-97, 1997-98, 2001-02, 2002-03 
    (won two more: 2004-05, 2005-06,  taken in Calciopoli.)
    Serie B (1): 2006-2007
    Supercoppa Italiana (4): 1995, 1997, 2002, 2003
    Coppa Italia (1): 1994-95
    UEFA Champions League (1): 1995-96
    UEFA Super Cup (1): 1996
    UEFA Intertoto Cup (1): 1999
    Intercontinental Cup (1): 1996

    FIFA World Cup (1): 2006
    UEFA European Under-21 Championship (2): 1994, 1996
    UEFA European Championship, Runner-up: 2000

    ESM Team of the Year (3): 1995-96, 1996-97, 1997-98
    Intercontinental Cup Most Valuable Player: 1996
    European Footballer of the Year Under-21: 1996
    UEFA Champions League topscorer: 1997-98
    Best Loved Football Player: 2001, 2008
    FIFA 100
    Golden Foot to career: 2007
    Serie B - topscorer: 2007 (20 goals)
    Scirea Award to career: 2008
    Oscar AIC - Italian Footballer ot the Year (2): 1998, 2008
    Serie A - Top scorer: 2008 (21 goals)
    USSI Silver Ball: 2008
    Soccer Globe Award: 2011
    Oscar AIC - Award to Career: 2011

    Juventus All-Time Leading scorer (285 goals)
    Juventus All-Time Leading scorer of the Champions League (45)
    Juventus All-Time Leading scorer of UEFA Competitions (53)
    Juventus All-Time Leading scorer International competitions (54)
    Juventus All-Time Leading scorer in the Italian championships (181)
    Juventus All-Time Leading scorer Italian Super Cup (3)
    All-Time Juventus Serie A appearances holder: (441)
    Juventus All-Time Appearances holder in the UEFA club competitions: (115)
    Juventus All-Time Appearances holder in international competitions: (120)
    Juventus All-Time leader in appearances (688)
    Latest goal from kickoff in a FIFA World Cup match (121st minute)
    Most Participations in UEFA European Championships (4) (Tied with 5 others)

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    5th Class / Knight: Cavaliere Ordine al Merito della Repubblica Italiana: 2000
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    Collar of Merit Sports: 2006
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    4th Class / Officer: Ufficiale Ordine al Merito della Repubblica Italiana: 2006


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