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

Chu-Young Park

Profile Football Stars | Chu-Young Park | Park scored two against China, three against Ukraine, two against Algeria, and two against Japan as Korea won the tournament. Park also participated in the 2005 FIFA World Youth Championship, where he scored a goal from a free kick against Nigeria. Park Chu-Young is a South Korean footballer plays for Arsenal WHO in the Premier League and the South Korean national team.

In 2005, Park joined the K-League, where he signed with FC Seoul. Later on in 2006, he joined the South Korean Olympic football team for the 2006 Asian Games in Doha, Qatar, where he had a great start by scoring two goals against Bangladesh. Just as the 2007 K-League kicked off, Park began the season by scoring 10 goals in 11 matches (including Cup games). Due to the injury he was placed in the reserves for the South Korea national team for the 2007 AFC Asian Cup, but he did not recover from injury in time, nor were any of the forwards picked for the South Korea national football team injured or underperformed at the training camp or friendly matches, the which resulted in a cut from the South Korea national football team for the 2007 AFC Asian Cup.

The game ended 2-0, and Park was named as the Man of the Match. On February 13, 2011, Park scored his seventh goal of the season in a 3-1 win over FC Lorient. Thirteen days later, Park scored a brace in a 2-2 home draw over SM Caen. On 30 August 2011, English Premier League club Arsenal confirmed the signing of Park.

By the end of the year Park had scored 3 goals and 4 assists, had made with the South Korea. On 17 June 2010, Park scored an own goal in a 4-1 defeat to Argentina at the 2010 FIFA World Cup. The final score was 2-1 to Uruguay WHO then advanced to the quarter-finals in the 2010 FIFA World Cup, eliminating South Korea. The team was led by former national team captain Hong Myung-Bo. Park did not play in the first game against North Korea, the which ended in a 0-1 loss. He CAME off the bench in the next game against Jordan, the which South Korea won 4-0. In the quarterfinal match against Uzbekistan, Park was once again Influential in leading Korea to victory.

Park scored his third goal of the tournament a few minutes into the first period of extra time, after the teams played to a 1-1 draw in normal time. South Korea eventually won the game 3-1, and Park was substituted in the 108th minute. Although Park played in the semifinal match against UAE, he was Unable to find the net and South Korea lost 0-1 after UAE scored in the last minute of extra time. In the bronze medal game against Iran, Park scored his fourth goal of the tournament. Trailing 3-1 with South Korea, Park tapped in the ball from a cross to bring the score to 3-2. South Korea eventually won 4-3 to secure the bronze medal, with two goals from Ji Dong-Won. Park has had a tremendous start to South Korea individual's 2014 World Cup Qualification campaign, scoring in every game's Thus far for a total of five goals in three games.

Personal information
Full name Chu-Young Park
Date of birth 10 July 1985 (age 26)
Place of birth Daegu, South Korea
Height 1.83 m (6 ft 0 in)
Playing position Forward

Club information
Current club Arsenal
Number 9

Youth career
Zico FC 2002-2003
2003-2005 FC Seoul
senior career

Years Team
2005-2008 FC Seoul 69 (23)
2008-2011 Monaco 91 (25)
2011 - Arsenal 1 (0)

National team
2003-2005 South Korea U-20 26 (18)
2007-2010 South Korea U-23 21 (8)
2005 - South Korea 58 (23)


FC Seoul
     K-League Cup Winners (1): 2006

AS Monaco
     Coupe de France runner-up (1): 2009-10

     AFC U-19 Championship: 2004
     Qatar Youth Championship: 2004
     East Asian Football Championship: 2008

     Daegu MBC U-18 Championship top scorer: 2003
     Keumgangdaegi U-18 Championship top scorer: 2003
     President's U-18 Championship top scorer: 2003
     Autumn's U-18 Championship top scorer: 2003

     K-League Rookie of the Year: 2005
     K-League Best XI: 2005
     South Korean Golden Ball: 2005
     South Korean Golden Shoe: 2005
     South Korea's Most Popular Player: 2005, 2006

     AFC U-19 Championship MVP: 2004
     AFC U-19 Championship top scorer: 2004
     Qatar Youth Championship MVP: 2004
     Qatar Youth Championship top scorer: 2004
     AFC Asian Young Footballer of the Year: 2004


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