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

Cristiano Ronaldo

Profile Football Stars | Cristiano Ronaldo | Ronaldo Became the most expensive player in football history after moving from Manchester United to Real Madrid in a transfer deal worth £ 80 million (€ 94 million). Ronaldo's precocious talent caught the attention of Manchester United manager Alex Ferguson, WHO signed the 18-year-old for £ 12.24 million (€ 15 million) in 2003. Following the season, Ronaldo won his first club honor, the FA Cup and played at Euro 2004 with Portugal. 

Ronaldo was the first player to win all four games PFA and FWA awards, doing so in 2007. He was third in the 2007 FIFA World Player of the Year award and second in the 2007 Ballon d'Or award. Ronaldo holds the distinction of being the first player to win the FIFA Puskas Award, in 2009, an honor handed by FIFA to the best goal of the year. Ronaldo also broke Zarra's record of most goals per minute, with a goal scored every 70.7 minutes. The newspaper Marca, the official deliverer of the Pichichi Trophy (top La Liga goalscorer the award), claimed Ronaldo scored 41 goals That (Marca assigned one more goal to Ronaldo than La Liga, the which attributed it to Pepe).

Ronaldo joined Sporting's other youth players WHO Trained at the Academia Sporting, the club's football academy, in Alcochete. Ronaldo's performance impressed the Manchester United players, WHO urged Ferguson to sign him. The 2006-2007 season proved to be the breakout year for Ronaldo, as he broke the 20 goal barrier for the first time and picked up his first league title with Manchester United.

Ronaldo amassed a host of personal awards for the season. He won the PFA Players' Player of the Year and PFA Young Player of the Year awards, joining Andy Gray (in 1977) as the only players to receive this honor. Ronaldo was also one of eight Manchester United players named in the 2006-07 PFA Premier League Team of the Year.

Four days later Ronaldo scored a second half hat-trick in a 3-0 win against Guadalajara. Ronaldo's preseason performance was highly praised as world media kept hailing Ronaldo's extreme competitiveness and motivation, even during friendly matches. On September 24 Ronaldo scored a hat-trick (including two Penalties) in Real Madrid's 6-2 drubbing of Rayo Vallecano at the Santiago Bernabéu. On September 27 Ronaldo scored Real's opening goal in a 3-0 defeat of Ajax in the Champions League. On 22 October, after not scoring in his previous three games, Ronaldo scored his tenth league hat-trick and Eleventh in total for Real Madrid in a match away to Malaga, the which Real Madrid won 4-0. On 19 November 2011, Ronaldo scored Real's second goal in a second -3 defeat of Valencia.

On November 26, 2011, Ronaldo scored two in a 4-1 Penalties defeat of Atletico Madrid in the El Derbi madrileño. On 3 December 2011, Ronaldo scored Madrid's second goal in a 0-3 defeat of Sporting de Gijón in La Liga. On December 17, 2011, Ronaldo scored his twelfth league hat-trick and Thirteenth overall in a 6-2 win away to Sevilla. Ronaldo was third in the 2010-11 UEFA Best Player Award in Europe, behind Lionel Messi and Xavi Hernández, and second in the 2011 FIFA Ballon d'Or, behind Lionel Messi and Xavi Hernández ahead of.

In Real Madrid's next game in La Liga at home to Granada Ronaldo scored the fifth goal in a 5-1 win. On 22 January Ronaldo scored two Penalties in a 4-1 win over Athletic Bilbao, and on January 28, scored Real Madrid's second and winning goal in a 3-1 win against Zaragoza. Ronaldo also scored two goals against Barcelona in the Copa del Rey Quarter-finals, the which Real lost 4-3 on aggregrate.  Ronaldo was the second-highest scorer in FIFA World Cup qualification in the European zone with seven goals, [106] and scored his first World Cup goal against Iran with a penalty kick. Ronaldo stayed, and signed his new five-year extension in April 2007.

Personal information
Full name Cristiano Ronaldo dos Santos Aveiro
Date of birth 5 February 1985 (age 27)
Place of birth Funchal, Madeira, Portugal
Height 186.5 cm (6 ft 1 in)
Playing position Winger / Striker

Club information
Current club Real Madrid
Number 7

Youth career
Andorinha 1993-1995
Nacional 1995-1997
1997-2001 Sporting CP

Senior career
years Team
2001-2003 Sporting CP 25 (3)
2003-2009 Manchester United 196 (84)
2009 - Real Madrid 87 (95)

National team
2001-2002 Portugal U17 9 (6)
Portugal U20 2003 5 (1)
2002-2003 Portugal U21 6 (3)
2004 Portugal U23 3 (1)
2003 - Portugal 88 (32)


Manchester United
     Premier League (3): 2006-07, 2007-08, 2008-09
     FA Cup (1): 2003-04
     League Cup (2): 2005-06, 2008-09
     FA Community Shield (1): 2007
     UEFA Champions League (1): 2007-08
     FIFA Club World Cup (1): 2008

Real Madrid
     Copa del Rey (1): 2010-11

     UEFA Euro All-Star Team (1): 2004
     Bravo Award (1): 2004
     FIFPro Special Young Player of the Year (2): 2004, 2005
     Portuguese Footballer of the Year (1): 2006-07
     UEFA Team of the Year (6): 2003-04, 2006-07, 2007-08, 2008-09, 2009-10, 2010-11
     Sir Matt Busby Player of the Year (3): 2003-04, 2006-07, 2007-08
     FIFA FIFPro World XI (5): 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011
     PFA Young Player of the Year (1): 2006-07
     PFA Players' Player of the Year (2): 2006-07, 2007-08
     PFA Fans' Player of the Year (2): 2006-07, 2007-08
     PFA Premier League Team of the Year (4): 2005-06, 2006-07, 2007-08, 2008-09
     FWA Footballer of the Year (2): 2006-07, 2007-08
     Barclays Player of the Year (2): 2006-07, 2007-08
     Premier League Player of the Month (4): November 2006, 
     December 2006, January 2008, March      2008
     Premier League Golden Boot (1): 2007-08
     Barclays Merit Award (1): 2007-08
     UEFA Champions League topscorer (1): 2007-08
     European Golden Shoe (2): 2007-08, 2010-11
     UEFA Club Forward of the Year (1): 2007-08
     UEFA Club Footballer of the Year (1): 2007-08
     FIFA Club World Cup Silver Ball (1): 2008
     Ballon d'Or (1): 2008
     FIFA World Player of the Year (1): 2008
     FIFPro World Player of the Year (1): 2008
     Onze d'Or (1): 2008
     World Soccer Player of the Year (1): 2008
     FIFA Puskas Award (1): 2009
     Copa del Rey top goalscorer (1): 2010-11
     La Liga top scorer (1): 2010-11

     Officer of the Order of Infante Dom Henrique
     Medal of Merit, Order of the Immaculate Conception of Vila Vicosa (House of Braganza)


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