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

Ricardo Izecson dos Santos Leite ( Kaká )

Profile Football Stars | Ricardo Izecson dos Santos Leite ( Kaká ) | Ricardo dos Santos Leite Izecson was born in Brasília to Bosco Izecson Pereira Leite (a civil engineer) and Simone dos Santos (an elementary school teacher). Ricardo dos Santos Leite Izecson, commonly known as Kaka is a Brazilian football attacking midfielder currently plays for who Spanish La Liga club Real Madrid and the Brazilian national team. Kaká started his footballing career at the age of eight, when he began playing for a local club. While at Milan, Kaka won the Ballon d'Or and FIFA World Player of the Year awards in 2007. Later Real Madrid Cristiano Ronaldo transferred for a fee of € 96 million, setting a new record transfer fee, Kaka's fee making the third highest ever.

Kaká began his career with São Paulo at the age of eight. He signed a contract at fifteen and led the São Paulo youth squad to Copa de Juvenil glory. He made his senior side debut on February 1, 2001 and scored 12 goals in 27 appearances, in Addition to leading São Paulo to its first and only Torneio Rio-São Paulo championship, in the which he scored two goals in two minutes as a substitute against Botafogo in the final, the which São Paulo won 2-1. He scored 10 goals in 22 matches Following the season, and by this time his performance was soon attracting attention from European clubs. Kaká made a total of 58 appearances for São Paulo, scoring 23 times.

The steady-European interest in Kaká culminated in his signing with Italian club AC Milan in 2003 for a fee of € 8.5 million, as described in Retrospect "peanuts" by club owner Silvio Berlusconi. BBC reported on 13 January 2009 That Manchester City made a bid for Kaká for over £ 100 million. Milan director Umberto Gandini Milan replied That would only discuss the matter if Kaka and Manchester City Agreed to personal terms. Kaká initially responded by telling Reporters he wanted to "grow old" at Milan and dreamed of captaining the club one day, but later said, "If Milan want to sell me, I'll sit down and talk.

On 3 June 2009, Football Italia reported That newly-elected president of Real Madrid Florentino Pérez Offered Milan had a € 68.5 million deal for Kaká, Two days after the player had left for international duty with Brazil. "We had lunch and spoke about Kaká. "We can not allow to lose € 70 million The Reasons behind Kaká's departure would be economic." On 8 June, Milan and Real Madrid confirmed Kaká has moved to the Bernabéu on a six-year deal.

Kaká participated in the 2009 FIFA Confederations Cup, marking his first international tournament since the 2006 World Cup. In the 2010 FIFA World Cup, during the June 20 match against Côte d'Ivoire, Kaká received a red card after receiving two yellow cards. Kaká ended the tournament with three assists in total, and Brazil eventually ended up losing 2-1 to the Netherlands.

Personal information
Full name Ricardo Izecson dos Santos Leite
Date of birth 22 April 1982 (age 29)
Place of birth Brasília, Brazil
Height 1.86 m (6 ft 1 in)
Playing position Attacking midfielder

Club information
Current club Real Madrid
Number 8

Youth career
1994 2000 São Paulo

Senior career
years Team
São Paulo 59 2001 2003 (23)
Milan 2003 2009 193 (70)
2009 Real Madrid 61 (20)

National team
2002 Brazil 82 (27)


São Paulo
Torneio Rio-São Paulo: 2001
Supercampeonato Paulista: 2002
Copa São Paulo de Juniores: 2000

Serie A: 2003-04
Supercoppa Italiana: 2004
UEFA Champions League: 2006-07
UEFA Super Cup: 2003, 2007
FIFA Club World Cup: 2007

Real Madrid
Copa del Rey: 2010-11

FIFA World Cup: 2002
FIFA Confederations Cup: 2005, 2009

Revista de Ouro Placar Ball: 2002
Campeonato Brasileiro Bola de Prata (best player by position): 2002
CONCACAF Gold Cup Best XI: 2003
Serie A Foreign Footballer of the Year: 2004, 2006, 2007
Serie A Footballer of the Year: 2004, 2007
UEFA Champions League Bronze Top scorer: 2005-06
UEFA Champions League Best Midfielder: 2005
UEFA Team of the Year: 2006, 2007.2009
FIFPro World XI: 2006, 2007, 2008
Pallone d'Argento: 2006-07
UEFA Champions League Top scorer: 2006-07
UEFA Champions League Best Forward: 2006-07
UEFA Club Footballer of the Year: 2006-07
FIFPro World Player of the Year: 2007
Ballon d'Or: 2007
FIFA Club World Cup Golden Ball: 2007
Toyota Award: 2007
FIFA World Player of the Year: 2007
Onze d'Or: 2007
World Soccer Player of the Year: 2007
IFFHS World's Best Playmaker: 2007
IAAF Latin Sportsman of the Year: 2007
Time 100: 2008, 2009
Maracana Hall Of Fame: 2008
Samba d'Or: 2008
FIFA Team of the Year: 2008
FIFA Confederations Cup Golden Ball: 2009
FIFA Confederations Cup Best XI: 2009
Marca Leyenda: 2009
FIFA World Cup Top Assister: 2010


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