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

Samir Nasri

Profile Football Stars | Samir Nasri | Nasri made his senior international debut in March 2007 in a friendly match against Austria. Nasri has represented France at one major international tournament: UEFA Euro 2008. Samir Nasri is a French international footballer plays for English club WHO Manchester City in the Premier League and the France national team. Nasri began his football career playing for local youth clubs in his hometown of Marseille. In June 2008, Nasri joined Premier League club Arsenal agreeing to a four-year contract. Prior to playing for the senior team, he played in the under-17 team won the 2004 UEFA That European Under-17 Football Championship.

Nasri's grandparents emigrated to France from Algeria. At the start of his football career, Nasri initially played under his mother's surname, Ben Saïd, before switching to Nasri, his father's surname, following his selection to the France under-16 team. Nasri has a younger sister named Sonia and twin brothers named Waleed and Malik.

Upon entering the Marseille youth academy, Nasri impressed Quickly. After spending most of the 2003-04 season playing with the club's under-18 team, for the latter part of the season, the now 16-year old Nasri was Promoted to the club's reserve team in the Championnat de France amateur, the fourth division of French football.

Nasri played the entire match in a 2-1 win. Three weeks later, another converted Nasri Champions League goal, this time against Belgium club Standard Liege in a 2-0 win. Nasri goal was subsequently compared by the English media to similar goals That Occurred in the country. In the team's final seven league matches, Nasri failed to Contribute goals to the team, but did assisted on goals in a 3-2 loss to Wigan and a 4-0 home win over FulhamNasri concluded his second season at Arsenal Appearing 34 games scoring five goals and issuing the same amount of assists.

On 24 August 2011, it was confirmed That Nasri had joined Premier League club Manchester City. In the team's next match Following the September international break, Nasri assisted on one of Sergio Agüero's three goals in a 3-0 win over Wigan Athletic. Nasri also assisted on two goals in the match.

Nasri returned to the team in June for matches and, on 6 June, scored his first international goal in a 1-0 Euro qualifying win over Georgia. On 16 November, Nasri scored his second international goal in a friendly match against Morocco. Nasri made his debut in the tournament on 9 June 2008 in the team's opening group stage match against Romania Appearing as a substitute.

Personal information
Full name Samir Nasri
Date of birth 26 June 1987 (age 24)
Place of birth Marseille, France
Height 1.75 m (5 ft 9 in)
Playing position Attacking midfielder

Club information
Current club Manchester City
Number 19

Youth career
Pennes Mirabeau 1995-1997
Marseille 1997-2004

Senior career
years Team
Marseille 2004-2008 121 (11)
2008-2011 Arsenal 86 (18)
2011 - Manchester City 15 (2)

National team
2002-2003 France U16 16 (8)
2003-2004 France U17 16 (6)
2004-2005 France U18 4 (0)
2005-2006 France U19 10 (5)
2006-2007 France U21 4 (0)
2007 - France 28 (3)


France Marseille
     UEFA Intertoto Cup (1): 2005

France France
     UEFA European Under-17 Football Championship (1): 2004

     UNFP Ligue 1 Young Player of the Year (1): 2006-07
     UNFP Ligue 1 Team of the Year (1): 2006-07
     Premier League Player of the Month (1): December 2010
     French Player of the Year (1): 2010
     Arsenal Player of the Month (1): December 2010
     PFA Fans' Player of the Month (3): October 2010, December 2010, January 2011
     PFA Team of the Year: 2010-11


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