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

Manuel Neuer

Profile Football Stars | Manuel Neuer | Neuer signed professional terms in 2005 after progressing through every age group at his hometown club. The 20-year-old eventually won the starting position when Rost was surprisingly dropped for the crunch clash against Bayern Munich. On 5 March 2008, in the first knockout round of the UEFA Champions League, Neuer Fantastically performed against FC Porto where he almost single-handedly kept Schalke in the game with some brilliant saves and forced the game into Penalties. He then saved Penalties from Bruno Alves and Lisandro Lopez to help Schalke advance to the quarter finals. The 2008-09 season was somewhat disappointing as Schalke finished eighth in the league tables and missed out on a Europa League spot.

However, his good showing at the 2009 U-21 European Championships sparked interest from Bayern Munich, with Bayern chairman Karl-Heinz Rummenigge declaring interest in signing the young Goalkeeper. Schalke's new manager Felix Magath, however, insisted That Neuer "will play for Schalke next season". In November, he was the only German Goalkeeper in the list of five nominated Goalkeepers for the UEFA Team of the Year. On 1 June 2011 Schalke and Bayern Munich confirmed Neuer That would move to Bayern Munich in July 2011.

After hostilities against Neuer of Bayern fans (some fans were unhappy about buying a Bayern Schalke keeper), a round-table discussion Between Bayern Munich and group of supporters' representatives took place on 2 July 2011. Right in the first weeks at Bayern, after a 0-0 draw with Hoffenheim, Bayern Munich Neuer broke the record for most competitive clean sheets in a row, having gone over 1000 minutes without conceding.  After progressing through the youth teams, Neuer made his U-21 debut on 15 August 2006 against the Netherlands.

He won the 2009 UEFA European Under-21 Football Championship with the Germany national under-21 football team in Sweden and kept a clean sheet in the 4-0 win in the final against England Became Germany's Neuer then first choice ahead of Goalkeeper Tim Wiese and Hans-Jörg Butt for the upcoming tournament.  Neuer was selected as Germany's number one Goalkeeper for the World Cup in South Africa. During the group stages, he only conceded a single goal, a close-range shot by Jovanovic in the match against Serbia. He Provided the assist for Klose's opening goal against England, winning 4-1.

Personal information
Full name Manuel Neuer
Date of birth 27 March 1986 (age 26)
Place of birth Gelsenkirchen, West Germany
Height 1.94 m (6 ft 4 1/2 in)
Playing position Goalkeeper

Club information
Current club Bayern Munich
Number 1

Youth career
1991-2005 Schalke 04

Senior career
years Team
2004-2008 Schalke 04 II 26 (0)
2006-2011 Schalke 04 155 (0)
2011-Bayern Munich 32 (0)

National team
2004 Germany U18 1 (0)
2004-2005 Germany U19 11 (0)
2005-2006 Germany U20 4 (0)
2006-2009 Germany U21 20 (0)
2009-Germany 25 (0)


Schalke 04
     DFB-Pokal: 2010-11
     DFB-Ligapokal: 2005

     UEFA European Under-21 Football Championship 2009
     FIFA World Cup 2010: Third place - Bronze medal

     Best Bundesliga Goalkeeper: 2007
     Best UEFA European Under-21 Football Championship Goalkeeper: 2009
     Fritz-Walter-2005 in Silver Medal (U19 Category)
     Silbernes Lorbeerblatt (1): 2010
     Best Bundesliga Player of the Year: 2011


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