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

Giuseppe Rossi

Profile Football Stars | Giuseppe Rossi | His mother, Cleonilde Rossi, was also a language teacher at Clifton. Giuseppe Rossi, is an American-born Italian footballer plays as a striker who for Spanish club Villarreal CF and the Italian national team. Rossi was born to Italian immigrant parents in Teaneck, New Jersey; his father, Fernando Rossi, coached football and taught Italian and Spanish at Clifton High School.

When Offered a spot on the youth team of Parma, Rossi (then 12) and his father moved to Italy until Manchester United bought his contract when he was 17. Rossi scored his only Newcastle goal in his first start on October 25, 2006, against Portsmouth in a Carling Cup Third Round tie at St James' Park. Scoring nine goals in 19 league appearances, he helped the club escape the threat of Relegation.

In his second season with Villarreal, Rossi had scored 12 goals in 30 league appearances, along with three goals in eight Champions League appearances. The 2010-11 season proved to be his breakthrough season, as he scored 32 goals in 56 appearances in all competitions.

Rossi has represented Italy at almost every youth level from Under-16 to U-21. Italian national football team manager Marcello Lippi has Stated That Rossi had been fit, he would have received a call-up for the 2010 World Cup qualifiers in September 2008. Rossi was called up to the Italy squad in October 2008, making his debut for the national team as a second half substitute against Bulgaria on October 11. Rossi scored his first goal for the Italian national team on June 6, 2009, in a friendly against Northern Ireland, at Pisa's Arena Garibaldi. He also scored two goals against the United States in the 2009 FIFA Confederations Cup on June 15, 2009, in South Africa.

Personal information
Full name Giuseppe Rossi
Date of birth 1 February 1987 (age 25)
Place of birth Teaneck, New Jersey, United States
Height 1.73 m (5 ft 8 in)
Playing position Striker

Club information
Current club Villarreal
Number 22

Youth career
Parma 2000-2004
Manchester United 2004-2006

Senior career
years Team
2005-2007 Manchester United 5 (1)
2006 Newcastle United (loan) 11 (0)
2007 Parma (loan) 19 (9)
2007-Villarreal 136 (54)

National team
2003 Italy U16 5 (3)
2003-2004 Italy U17 14 (6)
2004-2005 Italy U18 3 (0)
2006-2008 Italy U21 16 (5)
2008 Olympic Italy 6 (6)
2008-Italy 27 (6)


Manchester United
     Football League Cup (1): 2005-06

     Jimmy Murphy Young Player of the Year (1): 2004-05
     Denzil Haroun Reserve Team Player of the Year (1): 2005-06
     Olympic Golden Boot: 2008


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