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

Fernando Torres

Profile Football Stars | Fernando Torres | Torres Became the fastest player in Liverpool history to score 50 league goals after scoring against Aston Villa in December 2009. Torres did not score at Euro 2004, but netted three at the 2006 World Cup. Prior to his La Liga debut, Torres played two seasons in the Segunda División for Atlético Madrid, making 40 appearances and scoring seven goals. He joined Premier League club Liverpool in 2007 after signing for a club record transfer fee.

After progressing through the ranks, Torres won his first title in 1998 Important youth. Atlético sent an under-15 team to Compete in the Nike Cup, in Spain and Europe, to play against youth teams from other clubs; Atlético won the tournament. In 1999, at the age of 15, Torres signed his first professional contract with Atlético. Torres' first season in La Liga, 2002-03, was better, however, as he scored 13 goals in 29 appearances, with Atlético finishing in 11th place. In the 2003-04 season, his second in La Liga, Torres made further strides, scoring 19 league goals in 35 appearances, meaning he finished as joint third highest scorer in the league. At the age of 19, Torres was named Atletico's captain.

Torres made his competitive debut for Liverpool against Aston Villa in a 2-1 win on 11 August 2007. Torres scored the winning goal in a 2-1 victory over Blackburn Rovers on 24 October, the which was his first goal since August. He Followed this up by scoring both goals in Liverpool's 2-0 win over Chelsea on 7 November. On 1 January 2011, Torres scored the equalizer in a 2-1 win against Bolton Wanderers. He scored his final goals for Liverpool in a 3-0 win away at Wolverhampton Wanderers on 22 January.

On 19 October, Torres scored two goals in a 5-0 victory against Genk in the Champions League, his first in Europe since the quarter-finals of the 2008-09 Champions League with his old club Liverpool against Chelsea.

In February 2001, Torres won the Algarve Tournament with the Spain national under-16 team. In September 2001, Torres represented the under-17 team at the 2001 FIFA Under-17 World Championship, but the team failed to progress through the group stage. Although still out injured, Torres was selected for Spain's 2010 FIFA World Cup squad in May.

Personal information

Full name Fernando José Torres Sanz
Date of birth 20 March 1984 (age 27)
Place of birth Madrid, Spain
Height 1.83 m (6 ft 0 in)
Playing position Striker

Club information
Current club Chelsea
Number 9

Youth career

1995-2001 Atlético Madrid

Senior career
years Team
Atlético Madrid 2001-2007 214 (82)
Liverpool 2007-2011 102 (65)
2011 - Chelsea 36 (3)

National team
2000 Spain U15 1 (0)
2001 Spain U16 9 (11)
2001 Spain U17 4 (1)
2002 Spain U18 1 (1)
2002 Spain U19 5 (6)
Spain U21 2002 2003 10 (3)
2003 Spain 91 (27)


Atlético Madrid
     Segunda División (1): 2001-02

     UEFA European Under-16 Football Championship (1): 2001
     UEFA European Under-19 Football Championship (1): 2002
     UEFA European Championship (1): 2008
     FIFA World Cup (1): 2010

     Nike Cup top scorer (1): 1999
     Algarve Tournament Player of the Tournament (1): 2001
     Algarve Tournament top scorer (1): 2001
     UEFA European Under-16 Football Championship Player of the Tournament (1): 2001
     UEFA European Under-16 Football Championship top scorer (1): 2001
     UEFA European Under-19 Football Championship Player of the Tournament (1): 2002
     UEFA European Under-19 Football Championship top scorer (1): 2002
     UEFA European Football Championship Team of the Tournament (1): 2008
     FIFPro World XI (2): 2008, 2009
     PFA Team of the Year (2): 2007-08, 2008-09
     Premier League Player of the Month (2): February 2008, September 2009


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