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

Fabio Quagliarella

Profile Football Stars | Fabio Quagliarella | Quagliarella signed with Udinese in summer 2005. Quagliarella stayed at Ascoli for just one season, scoring just three times in 33 Serie A appearances, and his rights were bought back in full by Udinese in June 2006 for an undisclosed fee. On July 7, 2006, Udinese sold co-ownership of Quagliarella, along with Mirko Pieri, to Sampdoria in exchange for the transfer of Salvatore Foti. During the 2006-2007 season with the blucerchiati, Quagliarella scored 13 goals in league play and earned worldwide attention due to the spectacular nature of many of his goals. Quagliarella began his career at Torino, where he grew up in their youth sector. He made his Serie A debut for Torino against Piacenza on May 14, 2000, and later made four appearances in the following 2001-02 Serie A season.

On June 1, 2009, Quagliarella his hometown club moved to Napoli for a transfer fee of € 18 million, where he signed a five year deal. At Naples, he was partnered with attacking midfielder Ezequiel Lavezzi and Marek Hamsik , and managed to score 11 goals in Serie A Napoli to help qualify for the 2010-11 UEFA Europa League with a 6th place finish in the league. He played his last match for Napoli in the Europa League, in a 1-0 win over IF Elfsborg. Before the winter break, he was the team's top scorer with nine league goals in 17 appearances. On 22 June 2011 Quagliarella signed a 3 year deal to stay with Juventus for € 10.5 million. He scored his third goal of the season against his former club Napoli and Refused to celebrate due to his Neapolitan roots.

On 6 February, he scored Italy's third goal in their 3-1 triumph over Portugal in an international friendly in Zurich. In June 2010 he scored a header against Switzerland in Italy's final friendly before the 2010 FIFA World Cup. He was included in the Italian Euro 2008 squad and the Italian 2010 World Cup squad. Coach Marcello Lippi had only given him 45 minutes in one of Italy's most Shameful world cup knockouts, in the which Fabio managed to give teammate Antonio Di Natale a rebound goal, have a volley cleared off the line by Slovak defender Martin Skrtel, have an equalizing goal controversially ruled offside, and the aforementioned scores wonder goal. This match was also his 21st cap Incidentally for Italy, having scored five goals for them since making his national team debut back in 2007.

Personal information
Date of birth 31 January 1983 (age 29)
Place of birth Castellammare in Stabia, Italy
Height 1.82 m (5 ft 11 1/2 in)
Playing position Striker

Club information
Current club Juventus
Number 18

Youth career
1994-1999 Torino

Senior career
years Team
1999-2005 Torino 39 (7)
2002-2003 Florentia Viola (loan) 12 (1)
2003-2004 Chieti (loan) 43 (19)
2005-2006 Ascoli 33 (3)
Sampdoria 2006-2007 35 (13)
Udinese 2007-2009 73 (25)
2009-2010 Napoli 34 (11)
2010 - Juventus 37 (13)

National team
Italy U-17 2000-2001 8 (1)
2001 Italy U-19 9 (1)
Italy U-20 2002-2004 8 (2)
2004 Italy U-21 2 (1)
2007 - Italy 25 (6)


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