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

Francesco Totti

Profile Football Stars | Francesco Totti | In the following seasons, he began to play more games and scored his first goal on 24 September 1994 in a 1-1 draw against Foggia. By 1995, Totti had become a regular in the starting eleven and scored 16 goals in the next three seasons. Manager Zdenek Zeman played with an offensive 4-3-3 formation, in the which Totti was the left winger. Totti scored 30 goals during Zeman's two-year managerial stint. Though Totti was not called up for the 1998 FIFA World Cup, he was named the Serie A Footballer of the Year Young in the 1998-99 season. On 17 June 2001, he won the Scudetto, and scored one goal in a 3-0 victory against Fiorentina Supercoppa Italiana. Totti was born in Rome, to parents Lorenzo and Fiorella Toitt. Totti began to play youth football team at the age of 8, with Fortituto, then he joined Smit Trastevere and Lodigiani. A 2006 World Cup and Euro 2000 winner finalist, Totti was selected in the All-Star team for both tournaments. In 2011, Totti has been Recognized by IFFHS as the most popular footballer in Europe.

Roma's new coach for the 2005-06 season, Luciano Spalletti, went with a 4-2-3-1 formation. Totti scored his 200th goal with Roma in a 4-0 Coppa Italia win over Torino on 16 January 2008. Roma won the Coppa Italia Their ninth with a 2-1 victory over Internazionale on 24 May. Totti did not play though, he was still allowed to lift the cup as the team's captain. With this win, Totti Became the most Successful captain in team history.

Totti performed well in the UEFA Europa League Inaugural. On 20 March, Totti Became the sixth player in Serie A history to score 200 goals, finding the target twice in the 2-2 draw with Fiorentina That to raise his total to 201. On 1 May, Totti scored a brace against Bari to equal and overtake Roberto Baggio in the total number of goals scored in the league with his 205th and 206th goals. Totti completed a remarkable turn-around in his season, Completing the 2010-11 Serie A campaign with 15 goals - scoring 12 goals in Roma's last thirteen league fixtures.

On 8 January 2012, Totti scored his first goal of the season against Chievo, converting first one penalty in the first half and then another in the second, in a game the which ended 2-0 for Roma. He went on to score two goals in a 5-1 win against Cesena the which allowed Totti to set a new record as his second goal of the match Brought his league tally to 211 goals - the most any player has ever scored for a single club in Serie A. As the second round of the 2011-2012 season begins, Totti's goals remain at four but his performances continue to convince and in Roma's 4-0 win over rivals Internazionale on 5 February 2012, Totti's corner turned into an assist for Juan as he headed in the opening goal in Roma's dominating performance. As of that game, Totti's stats for the season are 8 goals and 7 assists in 25 appearances. Totti scored his fifth goal in 2011-12 season in a 3-1 victory over Udinese. He scored again in a 2-1 loss against Fiorentina, and two weeks later on his 500-th match in Serie A he scored two goals in a 2-2 draw against Catania at the Olimpico.

Totti first came into international prominence while playing in the UEFA youth tournaments. Totti won the UEFA Under-21 Championship in 1996, in the final match, he opened the scoring in a 1-1 draw against the Spanish before triumphing on Penalties. After starring with the Azzurrini in Italy's Under-19 and Under-21 sides, Totti earned his first cap for Italy during a Euro 2000 qualifying victory against Switzerland on 10 October 1998. Then-Italy coach Roberto Donadoni Attempted to get Totti to change his mind for the remaining Euro 2008 qualifiers but was not successful.  After the national team reunited with Marcello Lippi, Totti Announced That he would play in the 2010 World Cup Finals in South Africa if he got called up. The Azzurri lack creative players like Totti.

Personal information
Full name Francesco Totti
Date of birth 27 September 1976 (age 35)
Place of birth Rome, Italy
Height 1.80 m (5 ft 11 in)
Playing position Striker / Attacking midfielder

Club information
Current club Roma
Number 10

Youth career
1984 Fortitudo
1984-1986 Smit Trastevere
1986-1989 Lodigiani
1989-1992 Rome

Senior career
years Team
1992-Rome 501 (215)

National team
1992 Italy U-15 6 (3)
Italy U-16 1991-1992 13 (2)
1993-1995 Italy U-18 14 (7)
Italy U-21 1995-1997 8 (4)
1997 Italy U-23 4 (2)
Italy 1998-2006 58 (9)


    Serie A: 2000-01
    Supercoppa Italiana (2): 2001, 2007
    Coppa Italia (2): 2006-07, 2007-08

    Serie A (6): 2001-02, 2003-04, 2005-06, 2006-07, 2007-08, 2009-10
    Coppa Italia (4): 2002-03, 2004-05, 2005-06, 2009-10
    Supercoppa Italiana (3): 2006, 2008, 2010

    UEFA European Under-21 Championship: 1996
    Mediterranean Games (Under-23): 1997
    FIFA World Cup: 2006

    UEFA European Under-18 Championship: 1995
    UEFA European Championship: 2000

    Serie A Leading Goalscorer Active: 215 goals
    Roma All-Time Leading Goalscorer: 270 goals
    Roma All-Time Leading Goalscorer in Serie A: 215 goals
    Roma All-Time Leading Goalscorer in UEFA Champions League: 16 goals
    Roma All-Time Leading Goalscorer in UEFA Europa League: 21 goals
    Roma All-Time Leading Goalscorer in UEFA Competitions: 37 goals
    Roma All-Time Appearance Maker: 641 games
    Roma All-Time Appearance Maker in Serie A: 501 games
    Roma All-Time Appearance Maker in UEFA Champions League: 50 games
    Roma All-Time Appearance Maker in UEFA Europa League: 38 games
    Roma All-Time Appearance Maker in UEFA competitions: 88 games

    Guerin d'Oro (2): 1998, 2004
    Serie A Young Footballer of the Year: 1999
    Euro 2000 Final Man of the Match
    Euro 2000 Team of the Tournament
    Serie A Footballer of the Year (2): 2000, 2003
    Italian Footballer of the Year (5): 2000, 2001, 2003, 2004, 2007
    ESM Team of the Year (3): 2000-01, 2003-04, 2006-07
    FIFA 100
    Serie A Goal of the Year (2): 2005, 2006
    2006 FIFA World Cup All-Star Team
    Serie A top scorer: 2006-07
    European Golden Shoe: 2006-07
    USSI Silver Ball: 2007-08
    Golden Foot: 2010

Ballon d'Or
    2000 - 14th
    2001 - 5th
    2002 - nominated (top 50)
    2003 - 18th
    2004 - nominated (top 50)
    2007 - 10th

FIFA World Player of the Year
    2000 - 10th
    2001 - 10th
    2002 - 14th


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