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

Holger Badstuber

Profile Football Stars | Holger Badstuber | From 2002 to 2007, Badstuber progressed through the youth setup at Bayern Munich. He played for Bayern's reserve team before signing professional terms in July 2009, along with team-mate Thomas Müller, having been an unused substitute in a number of first-team matches in the 2008-09 season. However the youngster impressed in his first season, started all league games and one save in the 2009-10 Bundesliga season. Throughout the 2010-11 season with Bayern, Badstuber endured a tumultuous relationship with coach Louis van Gaal, who That Despite stating he has high trust in Badstuber, Criticized him strongly Following a number of poor performances.

Badstuber was then selected in Germany's 23-man squad for the world cup finals in South Africa on 1 June, and being handed the squad number 14 shirt by coach Joachim Low. Badstuber then started the next group game against Serbia on 18 June 2010 in Port Elizabeth at the Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium. He played 77 minutes, prior to being substituted for fellow Bayern team mate Mario Gómez.  After the World Cup Erratic, Badstuber improved his performances with consistency and established Himself as a defender in the starting lineup Low's team.

He helped Germany to win all 10 matches of the Mannschaft's qualification campaign for Euro 2012 to top group A by playing nine out of a possible ten matches, he was only spared in the - for qualification irrelevant - last match against Belgium. During the campaign Badstuber scored his first goal, the 5-1 against Azerbaijan, he headed home a corner kick by Mesut Özil. In a friendly 3-3 draw on 11 November 2011 against Ukraine, in the international match Inauguration of the new Olympic Stadium Kiev, Low's experimental formation featured only three defenders, Badstuber was named as the single center back, this was interpreted as a signal That Candidates out of many possible Badstuber has established Himself as Low's most Important player in Germany's central defense.

Personal information
Full name Holger Badstuber
Date of birth 13 March 1989 (age 23)
Place of birth Memmingen, West Germany
Height 1.89 m (6 ft 2 in)
Playing position Centre back / Left back

Club information
Current club Bayern Munich
Number 28

Youth career
TSV 1994-2000 Rot
VfB Stuttgart 2000-2002
Bayern Munich 2002-2007

Senior career
years Team
Bayern Munich II 2007-2009 55 (7)
2009-Bayern Munich 88 (1)

National team
2007-2008 Germany U19 2 (0)
2008-2009 Germany U20 3 (0)
2009-2010 Germany U21 7 (2)
2010-Germany 19 (1)


Bayern Munich
     Bundesliga Champion: 2009-10
     DFB-Pokal: 2009-10
     DFL-Supercup (1): 2010
     UEFA Champions League runner-up: 2009-10

     FIFA World Cup 2010: Third place - Bronze medal


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