Alex Song

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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

Ashley Young

 
Profile Football Stars | Ashley Young | Young continued to play well for Watford in the Premier League, and in January 2007 he transferred to Aston Villa for a fee of £ 8 million, rising to £ 9.65 million with add-ons. He established Himself in the first team at Villa Park, and has since earned 19 caps for England, scoring five goals. On 23 June 2011, Young signed for Manchester United for an undisclosed fee. Ashley Simon Young is an English footballer who as a winger plays for Manchester United and the English national team


Young Came to prominence in the 2004-05 season, playing a part in 34 of Watford's league matches as They struggled to survive in the Championship. Although he failed to find the net, his performance during this season earned him the club's Young Player of the Season award.  Young began Watford's 2006-07 Premier League season well, scoring three times in the league, Including a last minute strike in a 3-3 draw with Fulham (he had also scored Watford's second goal in the match), and a goal against Middlesbrough, in Watford's first win of the season in October.


Young underwent a medical on 21 January and the signing was confirmed on 23 January 2007. On 31 January, he scored in his debut for Villa at St James' Park against Newcastle United, but Villa went on to lose 3-1. Ashley Young started the 2007-08 season well, receiving Several Man of the Match awards. Young scored his first goal of the 2010-11 season with a direct free-kick in the Premier League game at home to Bolton Wanderers on 18 September 2010.


Young made his debut in the UEFA Champions League on the 27 September 2011, scoring a headed goal in the 90th minute to help Manchester United to a 3-3 draw against FC Basel. On 16 February, he scored a goal for the lead in a Europa League 2-0 away win against Ajax at the Amsterdam Arena. On 4 March 2012, Young scored two goals against Tottenham at White Hart Lane in a 3-1 Premier League win.


As a result of his form for Watford during the 2005-06 season, in February 2006 Young earned a call-up to Peter Taylor's England U21 League squad to face an Italian Serie B squad alongside team-mate Chris Eagles. Young started alongside Eagles in the 1-0 win, playing the first half. Young played the last 15 minutes of the match as England scored a late goal to win 3-2, topping Their group, and reaching a playoff for a place in the 2007 UEFA European Under-21 Football Championship. At the finals Young played three times. On 6 September 2011, Young scored the only goal for England in a Euro 2012 qualifying win against Wales 1-0. On 7 October, he scored England's first away goal against Montenegro, and set up Darren Bent for the second. On 29 February 2012. Young scored his fifth international goal in a 2-3 home loss to Netherlands in a friendly match played at Wembley Stadium.


Personal information
Full name Ashley Simon Young
Date of birth 9 July 1985 (age 26)
Place of birth Stevenage, England
Height 1.75 m (5 ft 9 in)
Playing position Winger
attacking midfielder

Club information
Current club Manchester United
Number 18

Youth career
2000 - 2003 Watford

Senior career
years Team
2003 - 2007 Watford 98 (19)
2007 - 2011 Aston Villa 157 (30)
2011 Manchester United 18 (4)

National team
2006 - 2007 England U21 10 (1)
2007 England 19 (5)


Honours

Club
Watford
     Football League Championship play-offs (1): 2006

Manchester United
     FA Community Shield (1): 2011

Individual
     Watford Young Player of the Season (1): 2004-05
     PFA Championship Team of the Year (1): 2005-06
     PFA Premier League Team of the Year (2): 2007-08, 2008-09
     PFA Young Player of the Year (1): 2008-09
     Premier League Player of the Month (3): April 2008, September 2008, December 2008

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