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

Jan Vertonghen

Profile Football Stars | Jan Vertonghen | Following the departure of Luis Suárez for Liverpool in January 2011, Vertonghen was appointed vice-captain of Ajax under Maarten Stekelenburg; Following Stekelenburg's transfer to U.S. Rome, Vertonghen was made captain. January Vertonghen is a Belgian footballer plays as a defender who and occasionally as a defensive midfielder for Dutch Eredivisie club AFC Ajax and the Belgian national team.

After spending time at VK Tielrode and Germinal Beerschot, Vertonghen moved to the Netherlands and signed a contract with the youth academy of Eredivisie side Ajax. He began as a midfielder but now he mostly plays at center back for Ajax. During his time in the reserves, he Became known for an incident in the 2006 KNVB Cup game against Cambuur Leeuwarden, his first ever home game at the Amsterdam ArenA, where he "scored" a bizarre goal to put Ajax 3-0 up.

On 23 August 2006, Vertonghen made his first team debut in the Champions League third qualifying round against Copenhagen. The 2008-09 season was a breakthrough season for the young defender. After Heitinga left for Atlético Madrid, Vertonghen Became Vermaelen's first choice partner in central defense. He started in 23 of the 26 games he played and scored 4 goals. Although sustaining an injury from training during the week, he played in the 24 January match against FC Groningen, billed as a "must-win" match by coach Marco van Basten, and was unfortunate enough to be sent off for two yellow cards as Ajax lost 1-0.

After the winter break, Ajax went on a 9-game unbeaten streak in the league with playing a key role Vertonghen. Vertonghen Stated on Numerous Occasions late in 2010-11 That he is considering leaving Ajax at the end of the season. Mancini was reportedly scouting Vertonghen to Strengthen his side for Their upcoming UEFA Champions League qualifying for the 2011-12 campaign. Vertonghen made his international debut at the U-21 level in 2006 and played in the 2007 UEFA U21 Championships.

Personal information
Full name in January Vertonghen
Date of birth 24 April 1987 (age 24)
Place of birth Sint-Niklaas, Belgium
Height 1.89 m (6 ft 2 1/2 in)
Playing position Defender

Club information
Current club Ajax
Number 4

Youth career
1997 2000 VK Tielrode
2000 2003 Germinal Beerschot
2003 2006 Ajax

Senior career
Ajax 2006 139 (18)
2006 2007 Waalwijk (loan) 12 (3)

National team
2006 2009 Belgium U-21 23 (0)
2007 Belgium 36 (2)


Eredivisie (1): 2010-11
KNVB Cup (1): 2009-10

AFC Ajax Talent of the Year (1): 2007/08


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