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

Clint Dempsey

Profile Football Stars | Clint Dempsey | Dempsey first represented the United States at the 2003 FIFA World Youth Championship in the United Arab Emirates. Dempsey recorded the fastest goal in U.S. World Cup qualifying history by scoring after 53 seconds of an eventual 8-0 defeat of Barbados. In the 2010 FIFA World Cup, Dempsey scored against England, Becoming the second American, after Brian McBride to score goals in multiple World Cup tournaments. Dempsey Became the first American player to score three goals in one match (hat-trick) in the English Premier League in the 5-2 win over Newcastle United.

In December 2006, the English club Fulham Offered MLS $ 4 million for the transfer of Dempsey, then the largest amount ever Offered for an MLS player and Became another American Addition to the Cottagers roster. Dempsey scored his first goal for Fulham on 5 May as he struck the only goal of a 1-0 home win over Liverpool. This goal saved Fulham from Relegation and Effectively Their guaranteed place in the top-flight season for the Following. In the club's West London derby against rivals Chelsea on Boxing Day, Dempsey scored the equalizing goal as the game ended in a 1-1 draw.

On January 21, 2012, Dempsey scored another hat-trick against Newcastle while the game ended in a 5-2 win for Fulham and sent his goal tally in the Premier League to nine for the season. With his hat-trick against Newcastle, he Became the first American player to ever score a hat-trick in the Premier League.  Dempsey scored his 10th Premier League goal of the season, 16th in all competitions, in a 1-1 draw against former manager Roy Hodgson's West Brom on 1 February of 2011. This recent run of good form has seen Dempsey higher-ups play the field position into an orthodox striker. He "made" another goal in a 2-1 win against Stoke City on 11 February 2012.

On 08 March 2012, the day before Dempsey's 29th birthday, Fulham manager Martin Jol Revealed That the club have opened talks with the American over a new three-year contract.  Dempsey scored his 14th and 15th goals of the Premier League campaign, Bringing his tally to 21 in all competitions, in a 3-0 away win over Bolton Wanderers on 7 April, the first a free kick and the second a header.  The Strikes moved Dempsey past Louis Saha's record of 13 Premier League goals for the club in a single season. Dempsey Became the first American to reach the milestone of 50 goals in the Premier League, with a stunning free-kick against Sunderland in the last home game of the season.

Dempsey first played for the United States national team at the 2003 FIFA World Youth Championship in the United Arab Emirates. He made his first appearance with the senior team on November 17, 2004, against Jamaica. Dempsey received 237 points in voting by 207 sports Journalists to claim the award. In a similar incident with Fulham in 2007, Dempsey accidentally broke the cheekbone of Chelsea defender John Terry in an aerial challenge but was not penalized.

Personal information
Date of birth March 9, 1983 (age 29)
Place of birth Nacogdoches, Texas, United States
Height 1.86 m (6 ft 1 in)
Playing position Winger / Attacking Midfielder / Forward

Club information
Current club Fulham
Number 23

Youth career
1998-2001 Dallas Texans
2001-2003 Furman Paladins

Senior career
years Team
2004-2007 New England Revolution 71 (25)
2007 - Fulham 181 (50)

National team
2004 - United States 83 (25)


New England Revolution
         MLS Cup (2): 2005, 2006
         MLS Supporters' Shield (1): 2005

         UEFA Europa League (1): 2009-10

United States
         CONCACAF Gold Cup (2): 2005, 2007
         FIFA Confederations Cup (1): 2009

     MLS Rookie of the Year Award (1): 2004
     Honda Player of the Year (2): 2006, 2011
     MLS Best XI (2): 2005, 2006
     U. S. Soccer Athlete of the Year (2): 2007, 2011
     FIFA Confederations Cup Bronze Ball (1): 2009
     Fulham's Player of the Season (2): 2010/11, 2011/12
     Premiership Player of the Season: 4th place in 2011/12


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