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

Darren Bent

Profile Football Stars | Darren Bent | He was Charlton Athletic's top goalscorer for two consecutive seasons and joined Tottenham Hotspur for a club record fee of £ 16.5 million in 2007. After two seasons at Tottenham he joined Sunderland. After a Successful 18 months at Sunderland, he joined Aston Villa in 2011. He has represented England at under-15, under-16, under-17, under-19, under-21 and senior levels. Bent started his career with Ipswich Town. After progressing through Their youth system he made his first team debut in 2001. He made 122 appearances and scored 48 goals in the league for Ipswich, before joining Charlton Athletic for a fee of £ 2.5 Million in 2005. He made 14 appearances and scored nine goals for the under-21 side, after making his debut against Italy in 2003. He made his debut for the senior England side in 2006 against Uruguay, and has since made 11 appearances for England, scoring four goals. He scored his first goal on 7 September 2010 in a 3-1 UEFA Euro 2012 qualifying victory against Switzerland match.

On the opening day of the 2005-06 FA Premier League season, Bent scored two goals on his Charlton debut against Sunderland, and was named the Premier League player of the month for August. He scored in his first four games for the club, one of only six players to perform this feat in the Premier League. Bent was the highest scoring Englishman in the Premier League in the 2005-06 season, with 18 goals (22 overall) the which made him third highest scorer and was given Charlton's Player of the Season award. He signed an extension to his contract at Charlton in July, the which him contracted until June 2010. Bent finished the 2006-07 season with 13 goals in the Premier League, again finishing as Charlton's top goalscorer, but was Unable to Prevent them from being relegated to the Championship after seven successive seasons of Premier League football.

Bent scored his first competitive goal for Tottenham in a 4-0 home victory over Derby County in August 2007. Bent scored his 100th career goal on 9 March 2008 in the added time of a 4-0 league win over West Ham United. He also scored the 100th goal to be scored at White Hart Lane during the 2007-08 season on 22 March in a 2-0 win over Portsmouth. Bent went on to score one more goal That season, against Newcastle United, the which he finished with 36 appearances and eight goals. Negotiations to sign Sunderland Bent opened in July 2009.

On 17 January 2011, Bent submitted a transfer request, Amid reports That Aston Villa had made a club record £ 18 million bid for him, the which was rejected. Bent scored his second Villa goal in his third appearance for his side when he completed the full 90 minutes against Manchester United at Old Trafford in a 3-1 away defeat. Bent scored both of Villa's goals in their 2-1 away victory over Arsenal in the Penultimate game of the season on 15 May.  In scoring England's second goal he took his tally to three goals in his last three matches.

Personal information
Full name Darren Ashley Bent
Date of birth 6 February 1984 (age 28)
Place of birth Tooting, England
Height 5 ft 11 in (1.80 m)
Playing position Striker

Club information
Current club Aston Villa
Number 9

Youth career
Godmanchester Rovers 1998
Ipswich Town 1998-2001

Senior career
years Team
Ipswich Town 2001-2005 122 (48)
2005-2007 Charlton Athletic 68 (31)
Tottenham Hotspur 2007-2009 60 (18)
2009-2011 Sunderland 58 (32)
2011-Aston Villa 38 (18)

National team
England U15
2000-2001 England U16 10 (3)
England U17
2002 England U19 3 (3)
2003-2005 England U21 14 (9)
2006-England 13 (4)


Tottenham Hotspur
     Football League Cup: 2007-08

     Charlton Athletic F.C. Player of the Year: 2006


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