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

Philippe Mexes

Profile Football Stars | Philippe Mexes | Mexes was signed to a four-year contract by Rome in June 2004. Mexes was suspended but later the ban was temporarily lifted. Philippe Mexes is a French professional footballer WHO plays as a center back for Italian Serie A club Milan and for the French national team.

Mexes played his first Serie A match on 12 September 2004 against Fiorentina. Roma's transfer misconduct in the purchase of Mexes led to the club's being suspended in 2005 from signing players other than free agents, but the ban temporarily lifted in August. Mexes played nine out of a possible ten games for Roma in the UEFA Cup competition. The club reached the UEFA Champions League quarter-finals. The Mexes, partnering with Matteo Ferrari, Cristian Chivu, and Christian Panucci on defense, helped Roma to a 7-4 aggregate victory, Including a 6-2 first leg win. In Serie A, Roma's 11-point gap narrowed with Internazionale and eventually finished second behind Inter, three points back.

At the 2008 Coppa Italia finals, Mexes scored the opening goal for Roma, and the Giallorossi went on to win 2-1, defending Their title. With Mexes in defense, Roma qualified for the knockout stage of the UEFA Champions League. Mexes missed the second leg against Arsenal and Roma lost 6-7 in a penalty shootout. Roma's defense, however, conceded the fifth highest number of goals in the domestic league. In Rome's first Europa League match on 30 July 2009, Mexes scored on a Francesco Totti free-kick, giving Rome a draw. In an interview after his operation, Mexes responded to Speculation That he had played his last match for Rome.

On 10 May 2011, Milan CEO Adriano Galliani Announced, "Philippe Mexes will play for Milan next season," stating the completion of a transfer for Mexes. Mexes was handed the number five shirt, the same number he had at Rome. He played his first unofficial match for the club in their Primavera (youth team).

After 2010 World Cup, Laurent Blanc was appointed as new coach of the national team, and Mexes played the first five games of the Blanc era, partnering in center back with Adil Rami.

Personal information
Full name Philippe Mexes
Date of birth 30 March 1982 (age 29)
Place of birth Toulouse, France
Height 1.87 m (6 ft 1 1/2 in)
Playing position Centre back

Club information
Current club Milan
Number 5

Youth career
AS 1987-1990 Toulouse-Mirail
Toulouse 1990-1997
Auxerre 1997-1999

Senior career
years Team
Auxerre 1999-2004 133 (7)
2004-2011 Rome 182 (11)
2011 - Milan 8 (0)

National team
2002 - France 23 (1)


         Coupe de France: 2003

         Coppa Italia: 2007, 2008

         Supercoppa Italiana: 2011

     European Under-18 Football Championship Gold medal: 2000
     FIFA Confederations Cup: 2003

     France Football "Hope of the Year": 2000


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