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

Frédéric Kanouté

Profile Football Stars | Frédéric Kanouté | In 2000, Kanoute was signed by English Premier League side West Ham United on an initial loan basis. Kanoute was sold to Sevilla on 17 August 2005 for € 6.5 million. Sevilla won 4-0. Kanoute's first games for Sevilla against Tottenham Hotspur led to his scoring a penalty at the Estadio Ramon Sanchez Pizjuan in a game marred by crowd trouble, and a goal at White Hart Lane, leaving the final aggregate score 4-3 to Sevilla.

Sevilla's title challenge That year Ultimately unravelled and Real Madrid took the title, with Kanoute's side in third.  Since then, Kanoute has been a consistent, if not explosive, member of the club, Helping Sevilla qualify for a UEFA Cup position in 2008 and a Champions League qualification in 2009 direct. The second yellow was for an altercation Between Kanoute and Cesc Fàbregas, Kanoute after Fabregas reportedly called a terrorist.  While playing for Lyon, Kanoute joined the French under-21 team. After turning 21 in 1998, Kanoute was not called up for the French national squad in 2000, 2002, or 2004.

Although eligible for either, Kanoute elected to play for Mali rather than for France. Kanoute was joint top goal scorer for Mali at the 2004 African Cup of Nations. Kanoute scored four goals in four matches Helping Mali to the semi-finals, where They lost to Morocco. In October 2007, Kanoute, along with Mali international teammate Mamady Sidibe, were attacked by iRate Togolese fans after They knocked Togo out of the African Cup of Nations qualifier. Frederic Kanoute Announced his retirement from international football Following Mali's elimination from the 2010 Africa Cup of Nations.

Personal information

Full name Frédéric Oumar Kanoute
Date of birth 2 September 1977 (age 34)
Place of birth Sainte-Foy-lès-Lyon, France
Height 1.93 m (6 ft 4 in)
Playing position Striker

Club information
Current club Sevilla
Number 12

Senior career
years Team
1997-2000 Lyon 58 (9)
2000-2003 West Ham United 84 (29)
Tottenham Hotspur 2003-2005 60 (14)
2005-Sevilla 202 (87)

National team
1998-2001 France U21 16 (11)
Mali 2004-2010 39 (23)

     UEFA Cup: 2006, 2007
     Copa del Rey: 2007, 2010
     UEFA Super Cup: 2006
     Supercopa de Espana: 2007

     African Footballer of the Year: 2007


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