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

Bastian Schweinsteiger

Profile Football Stars | Bastian Schweinsteiger | Schweinsteiger has won many awards in his club and international careers, Including five Bundesliga titles, five German Cups, two League Cups and.  As of January 2011, he is the vice-captain of Bayern Munich to long-time teammate Philipp Lahm. Schweinsteiger signed with Bayern Munich as a youth team player on 1 July 1998 and rose through the club's youth sides. Having won the German youth championship in July 2002, Schweinsteiger Quickly earned a place in the reserves, producing a string of solid third division displays.  The next season he played 26 Bundesliga games. 

He scored his first Bayern goal against VfL Wolfsburg in September 2003. Surprisingly sent back to Bayern's reserve team by new coach Felix Magath at the beginning of the 2005-06 season Despite his international exploits of the summer in the Confederations Cup, Schweinsteiger swiftly returned to play a role in the double-winning campaign and scored in Bayern's Champions League quarter-final first-leg defeat at Chelsea. Over the next three seasons, up until the end of 2007-08, Schweinsteiger made appearances in all competitions 135 for Bayern Munich (UEFA Champions League, Bundesliga and German Cup), scoring 10 goals in the process. On 15 August 2008, Schweinsteiger scored the first goal of the 2008-09 Bundesliga season. On 25 April 2012, Schweinsteiger scored from the last and match-clinching penalty kick against Real Madrid to send Munich to the 2012 UEFA Champions League Final.

Bastian Schweinsteiger made his international debut in 2004 in a friendly against Hungary. Bayern's number 31 earned rave reviews for his performances in Portugal, showing combative skills and even setting up the opening goal for Bayern former teammate Michael Ballack in Germany's 2-1 loss against the Czech Republic. During Euro 2008 qualifiers, he scored two goals en route to a record 13-0 win over San Marino in San Marino. He scored the third goal in Germany's 4-1 win over Slovakia in Bratislava. Once again he was instrumental in Germany's 3-2 win, scoring one goal and setting up the other two. He also scored his country's first goal in the 3-2 semifinal victory against Turkey.

Overall, Schweinsteiger recorded three assists in seven matches in South Africa, the which tied him for the most assists in the finals with Dirk Kuyt, Kaká, Thomas Müller and Mesut Özil. As of 4 April 2011, Schweinsteiger has been capped 88 times and has scored 22 goals for the Germany national football team since making his debut in 2004. He has also been to four major tournaments with the German squad: UEFA Euro 2004 in Portugal, FIFA World Cup 2006 in Germany, UEFA Euro 2008 in Austria-Switzerland, and the FIFA World Cup 2010 in South Africa.

Personal information
Full name Bastian Schweinsteiger
Date of birth 1 August 1984 (age 27)
Place of birth Kolbermoor, West Germany
Height 1.83 m (6 ft 0 in)
Playing position Midfielder

Club information
Current club Bayern Munich
Number 31

Youth career
FV 1990-1992 Oberaudorf
1992-1998 TSV 1860 Rosenheim
Bayern Munich 1998-2002

Senior career
years Team
Bayern Munich II 2002-2004 34 (2)
2002-Bayern Munich 269 (29)

National team
2004 Germany U-21 7 (2)
2004-Germany 90 (23)

Bayern Munich Junior Team
     Under 17 Bundesliga (1): 2001
     Under 19 Bundesliga (1): 2002

Bayern Munich II
     Regionalliga Süd (1): 2004

Bayern Munich
     Bundesliga (5): 2002-03, 2004-05, 2005-06, 2007-08, 2009-10
     DFB-Pokal (5): 2002-03, 2004-05, 2005-06, 2007-08, 2009-10
     DFB-Ligapokal (2): 2004, 2007
     DFB-Supercup (1): 2010

     FIFA Confederations Cup Third Place: 2005
     FIFA World Cup Third Place: 2006 & 2010
     UEFA European Football Championship Runner-up: 2008

     FIFA World Cup All Star Team: 2010
     Silbernes Lorbeerblatt (2): 2006, 2010


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