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

David Beckham

Profile Football Stars | David Beckham | Beckham's career began when he signed a professional contract with Manchester United, making his first-team debut in 1992 aged 17. During his time there, United won the Premier League title six times, the FA Cup twice, and the UEFA Champions League in 1999. In January 2007, it Announced That was Beckham would leave Real Madrid for the Major League Soccer club Los Angeles Galaxy,  signing a five-year contract with them on 1 July 2007. In international football, Beckham made his England debut on 1 September 1996, at the age of 21.

Beckham was part of a group of young players at the club who guided the club to win the FA Youth Cup in May 1992, with Beckham scoring in the second leg of the final against Crystal Palace. United reached the final of the Youth Cup again the Following year, with Beckham playing in their defeat by Leeds United, and he won another medal in 1994 when the club's reserve team won Their league, although he did not play in any first team games That season. Beckham had made 265 Premier league appearances for United and scored 61 goals. He also made 81 Champions league appearances, scoring 15 goals. Beckham won six Premier League titles, two FA Cups, one European Cup, one Intercontinental Cup and one FA Youth Cup in the space of 12 years.

Although Beckham had worn the number seven shirt for Manchester United and England, he was Unable to wear it at Madrid as it was currently assigned to club captain Raúl. Several weeks before Beckham's scheduled arrival to the United States, Real's management contacted the LA Galaxy's ownership group about reacquiring the player, but were Quickly turned down.

Beckham played as a substitute in the match, Bringing his season totals to eight matches played (5 league); one goal scored (0 league); and three assists (2 league). Trained Beckham with Arsenal from 4 January 2008 for three weeks, until he returned to the Galaxy for pee-season training. Beckham scored his first league goal with the Galaxy on 3 April against the San Jose Earthquakes in the 9th minute. In the match, Beckham scored an empty-net goal from 70 yards out.

In 2008, Beckham's success in the England national team under Fabio Capello led to Speculation That Might he return to Europe in order to retain match fitness for the World Cup qualifying matches in 2009. On 30 October 2008, Milan Announced That Beckham was to join them on loan from 7 January 2009. Beckham also scored in the shootout.

Beckham made his first appearance for the England national football team on 1 September 1996, in a World Cup qualifying match against Moldova. Beckham had played in all of England's qualifying matches for the 1998 World Cup and was part of the England squad at the World Cup finals in France, but the team's manager Glenn Hoddle publicly Accused him of not concentrating on the tournament, and he did not start in either of England's first two matches. Beckham also received death threats after the World Cup. In the post- match interview, Capello said of the prospect of the now 35-year-old Beckham is playing any future competitive matches for England, that "I need to change it. David is a fantastic player but I think we need new players for the future", referring to the new players That play in Beckham's right midfield position, Including Theo Walcott and Adam Johnson, adding "This is the future of the team under Fabio Capello or another manager". In response to the comments, Beckham's agent released a statement reiterating Beckham's position That he had no desire to retire from international football, and would always the make Himself available for selection for England if fit and if needed.

Personal information
Full name David Robert Joseph Beckham
Date of birth 2 May 1975 (age 36)
Place of birth Leytonstone, London, England
Height 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m)
Playing position Midfielder

Club information
Current club Los Angeles Galaxy
Number 23

Youth career
Tottenham Hotspur
Brimsdown Rovers
Manchester United 1991-1993

Senior career
years Team
1993-2003 Manchester United 265 (62)
1995 Preston North End (loan) 5 (2)
2003-2007 Real Madrid 116 (13)
2007 - Los Angeles Galaxy 75 (11)
2009 Milan (loan) 18 (2)
2010 Milan (loan) 11 (0)

National team
1992-1993 England U18 3 (0)
1994-1996 England U21 9 (0)
1996-2009 England 115 (17)


Manchester United
     Premier League (6): 1995-96, 1996-97, 1998-99, 1999-2000, 2000-01, 2002-03
     FA Cup (2): 1995-96, 1998-99
     FA Community Shield (4): 1993, 1994, 1996, 1997
     FA Youth Cup (1): 1991-92
     UEFA Champions League (1): 1998-99
     Intercontinental Cup (1): 1999

Real Madrid
     La Liga (1): 2006-07
     Supercopa de España (1): 2003

Los Angeles Galaxy
     MLS Supporters' Shield (2): 2010, 2011
     MLS Cup (1): 2011

     Tournoi de France: 1997
     FA Summer Tournament: 2004

     Premier League Player of the Month (1): August 1996
     PFA Young Player of the Year (1): 1996-97
     FWA Tribute Award: 2008
     Sir Matt Busby Player of the Year (1): 1996-97
     UEFA Club Footballer of the Year (1): 1998-99
     UEFA Club Midfielder of the Year (1): 1998-99
     Premier League 10 Seasons Awards (1992-93 to 2001-02):
         Domestic & Overall Team of the Decade
         Goal of the Decade (vs. Wimbledon, 17 August 1996)
     BBC Sports Personality of the Year (1): 2001
     FIFA 100
     Espy Award - Best Male Soccer Player: 2004
     Espy Award - Best MLS Player: 2008
     English Football Hall of Fame: 2008
     BBC Sports Personality of the Year Lifetime Achievement Award (1): 2010
     MLS Comeback Player of the Year Award (1): 2011
     Major League Soccer Best XI: 2011

Orders and special awards
     Officer in the Order of the British Empire by Queen Elizabeth II: 2003
     England Player of the Year: 2003
     United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) Goodwill Ambassador (2005-present)
     "Britain's Greatest Ambassador" - 100 Greatest Britons awards
     The Celebrity 100, number 15 - Forbes, 2007
     Number 1 on the list of the 40 Most Influential men under the age of 40 in the UK
     - Arena, 2007
     Time 100: 2008
     Gold Blue Peter badge winner, 2001


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