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

Miroslav Klose

Profile Football Stars | Miroslav Klose | Klose also scored five goals in his debut World Cup, the 2002 World Cup, all of the which were headers. He scored four times in 2010 World Cup, giving him a total of 14 World Cup goals and putting him joint second along with Gerd Müller on the list of FIFA World Cup goalscorers. Klose is also the only player to have scored five or more goals in consecutive World Cups, as well as the only player to have scored at least four in three different tournaments. Klose learned his football at a village club, SG-Diedelkopf Blaubach, in the German seventh division. After a season at FC Homburg, he eventually joined the reserve team of FC Kaiserslautern. In his first 67 matches, Klose scored 33 goals.

On 2 March 2004, Klose signed a four-year contract with German Bundesliga club Werder Bremen for a fee of € 5 million ($ 6.2 million). On 29 August 2004, Klose scored his first goal, an equalizer, the which Bremen lost 1-2 at home against Wolfsburg. After a lacklustre start, Klose formed an impressive attacking triangle with French midfielder Johan Micoud and Croatian forward Ivan Klasnic as well as, though less frequently, Paraguayan forward Nelson Valdez, scoring 15 goals in the Bundesliga. In the 2005-06 season, he scored 25 goals, the highest That season, and registered 16 assists in just 26 games in the Bundesliga. Klose was also linked with a Heavily move to Bayern Munich, Bayern president Franz Beckenbauer with an admirer of Klose. On 7 June 2007, Klose confirmed That he would leave Bayern Munich Werder Bremen for the 2007-08 season either before or upon the expiration of his contract with Werder at the end of the 2007-08 season.

Klose completed his medical with Bayern on 28 June 2007 before signing a four-year contract. After That bright start to his Bayern career, Klose struggled during the latter half of the Bundesliga season. His total of 20 goals in all competitions - with an impressive DFB Cup record - did, however, play a significant role in Helping the club to a league and cup double. Klose's second season at the club was a positive one. Klose sustained two injuries in the beginning of the 2010-11 season. Klose CAME off the bench and scored twice. On 6 June 2011, with his contract about to expire, Klose did not reach an agreement with Bayern Munich, Thus Spake leaving the club at the end of the 2010-11 season.

Klose signed a two-year contract with Lazio on 9 June 2011. Lazio is the first team he ever played for outside Germany. Klose scored his first goal for Lazio in the UEFA Europa League Play-offs 2012. He also assisted four other goals. That Lazio won 6-0 and won the game play-offs by 9-1 aggregate against Rabotnički. On 16 October 2011, Klose scored in the 93rd minute to win the Rome derby 2-1 for Lazio. On 10 December 2011, Klose scored twice and assisted one for Lazio in an away game against Lecce, Including an 87 -minute goal gave Lazio a 2-3 That victory.

Klose's consistency as a goal-scorer in his first Bundesliga season at Kaiserslautern earned him attention. In January 2001, the then coach of the Polish national team, Jerzy Engel, traveled to Germany to persuade Klose to choose to play for Poland. Klose's Hopes were justified, as he would soon score for Germany. During the Euro 2012 qualifiers, Klose has scored at least one goal in every single game he played, striking against all of Germanys opponents: Belgium, Azerbaijan, Turkey, Kazakhstan and Austria.

Personal information
Full name Miroslav Klose Josef
Date of birth 9 June 1978 (age 33)
Place of birth Opole, Poland
Height 1.84 m (6 ft 0 in)
Playing position Striker

Club information
Current club Lazio
Number 25

Youth career
1987-1998 SG-Diedelkopf Blaubach

Senior career
years Team
1998-1999 FC Homburg 18 (1)
1999-2004 1. FC Kaiserslautern 120 (44)
1999-2000 1. FC Kaiserslautern II 49 (25)
Werder Bremen 2004-2007 89 (53)
Bayern Munich 2007-2011 98 (24)
2011-Lazio 25 (13)

National team
2001-Germany 114 (63)


Werder Bremen
     DFB-Ligapokal (1): 2006

Bayern Munich
     Bundesliga (2): 2007-08, 2009-10
     UEFA Champions League Runner-up: 2009-10
     DFB-Pokal (2): 2008, 2010
     DFB-Ligapokal (1): 2007
     DFB-Supercup (1): 2010

     FIFA World Cup Runner-up: 2002
     FIFA World Cup 3rd Place: 2006, 2010
     UEFA European Football Championship Runner-up: 2008

     Bundesliga Top Goalscorer (25 goals): 2006
     German Footballer of the Year: 2006
     World Cup Silver Shoe: 2002
     World Cup Golden Shoe: 2006
     Selected for the All-Star team in the 2002 and 2006 World Cups

Personal records
     FIFA World Cup second all-time top scorer along with Gerd Müller: 14 goals
     (five in 2002, five in 2006, and four in 2010)
     Only player to have scored at least four goals in three FIFA World Cups
     At least five goals scored in two FIFA World Cups, a record shared only with Teófilo Cubillas,
     only player to have scored five goals in two consecutive FIFA World Cups
     Germany's second all-time top scorer: 63 goals
     Germany's second most capped player behind Lothar Matthäus


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