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

Steven Gerrard

Profile Football Stars | Steven Gerrard | Gerrard made his international debut in 2000 and has represented England at Euro 2000 and Euro 2004, as well as the 2006 World Cup, where he was the team's top goalscorer with two goals. Gerrard is the current vice-captain of the England national football team. Gerrard came second only to Kenny Dalglish in the 100 Players Who Shook The Kop, a Liverpool FC fan poll. In 2010, The Guardian named Gerrard to Their World XI team, the which compiled the greatest footballers of all-time onto one squad. Gerrard made his Liverpool first-team debut on 29 November 1998 in a match against Blackburn Rovers as a last minute substitute for Vegard Heggem.

On 22 March 2009, Gerrard scored his first ever hat-trick in the Premier League against Aston Villa, in a 5-0 victory. On 13 May 2009, Gerrard was named as the 2009 Football Writers' Association Footballer of the Year, Becoming the first Liverpool player to win the award in nineteen years. Gerrard had pipped Manchester United duo Ryan Giggs and Wayne Rooney in the poll voted for by Journalists, beating Ryan Giggs by just 10 votes. Gerrard soon played his first per-season match of the 2010-11 season against Borussia Monchengladbach on 1 August 2010 alongside new signing Joe Cole .

Gerrard scored his first goal of the 2010-11 season from the penalty spot in a Europa League qualifier against Macedonian side FK Rabotnički on the 5th August 2010. 11 days later off the bench cane Gerrard to score a second-half hat-trick in a 3-1 win over Napoli in the Europa League . Gerrard made his first start for Liverpool squad in the match at Anfield against October Fierce rivals Manchester United. Gerrard scored the club's only goal in the match, from a free kick, the which ended in a 1-1 draw. On 30th December, Gerrard came off the bench against Newcastle United and scored a fine goal. Gerrard helped Liverpool reach Their first cup final at Wembley Stadium in 18 years as Liverpool prevailed 3-2 on aggregate over Manchester City. Gerrard fired home a penalty during both legs to secure a trip to the Carling Cup Final against Cardiff in February 2012, the which Liverpool won on Penalties.

On his 400th league appearance for Liverpool, Gerrard scored a hat-trick to give Liverpool a 3-0 victory over rivals Everton in the Merseyside derby on 13 March 2012. Gerrard made his international debut against Ukraine on 31 May 2000. Gerrard scored his first international goal in the famous 5-1 victory over Germany in a 2002 World Cup qualifier in September 2001, and while England qualified, Gerrard was forced to pull out of the squad due to his ongoing groin problems after pulling up in Liverpool's final match of the season against Ipswich. In August 2010, Gerrard scored twice in a friendly match against Hungary and helped England to a 2-1 win. Due to Ferdinand's continued absence through injury, Gerrard retained the captaincy for the opening match of the Euro 2012 qualifying campaign against Bulgaria , the which England won 4-0.

Personal information
Full name Steven George Gerrard
Date of birth 30 May 1980 (age 31)
Place of birth Whiston, England
Height 1.83 m (6 ft 0 in)
Playing position Midfielder

Club information
Current club Liverpool
Number 8

Youth career
Liverpool 1987-1998

Senior career
years Team
1998-Liverpool 401 (89)

National team
1999 England U21 4 (1)
2000-England 90 (19)

     FA Cup (2): 2000-01, 2005-06
     League Cup (3): 2000-01, 2002-03, 2011-12
     FA Community Shield (2): 2001, 2006
     UEFA Champions League (1): 2004-05
     UEFA Cup (1): 2000-01
     UEFA Super Cup (2): 2001, 2005

     FWA Footballer of the Year: 2009
     PFA Players' Player of the Year: 2006
     PFA Young Player of the Year: 2001
     PFA Fans' Player of the Year: 2001, 2009
     PFA Team of the Year: 2001, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009
     FA Premier League Player of the Month: March 2001, March 2003, 
     December 2004, April 2006,  March 2009
     Liverpool Top Goalscorer: 2004-05, 2005-06, 2008-09
     UEFA Club Footballer of the Year: 2005
     UEFA Champions League Final Man of the Match: 2005
     UEFA Team of the Year: 2005, 2006, 2007
     FIFA / FIFPro World XI: 2007, 2008, 2009
     FA Cup Final Man of the Match: 2006
     Goal of the Season: 2006
     England Player of the Year: 2007
     Member of the Order of the British Empire (MBE): 2007
     Honorary Fellowship from Liverpool John Moores University: 2008
     BBC Sports Personality of the Year Award 3rd Place: 2005

Gerrard has been nominated on Numerous Occasions for the Ballon d'Or and the FIFA World Player of the Year Award.

Ballon d'Or
     2001 - 25th
     2005 - 3rd
     2006 - nominated (top 50)
     2007 - 13th
     2008 - 10th
     2009 - 10th

FIFA World Player of the Year
     2001 - 28th
     2005 - 7th
     2006 - 12th
     2007 - 6th
     2008 - 6th
     2009 - 8th

     Member of the Order of the British Empire (MBE): 2007
     Honorary Fellowship from Liverpool John Moores University: 2008
     BBC Sports Personality of the Year Award 3rd place: 2005


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