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

Iker Casillas

Profile Football Stars | Iker Casillas | As of 2011 Casillas is one of a very select group of players have won all major who and national club championship titles. In 2010, he was awarded with the Sports Prince of Asturias Award. On 19 October 2010, Became the most capped Casillas Goalkeeper of all time in the UEFA Champions League and in November 2011, he Became the most capped player of all time for the Spanish national team. Casillas has a brother, seven years younger, named Unai, who currently plays as a central midfielder for CD Mostoles.  As a young child, one weekend Casillas forgot to post his father's football predictions on the weekend his father had entered correctly predicted all 14 results.

Casillas had started in the junior squad of Real Madrid's youth system during the 1990-91 season. After the match, he received praise from fellow Spanish England Goalkeepers and Goalkeeper Gordon Banks, who Stated "Casillas' reflexes are incredible. Europa Press reported Casillas That was the 2nd most popular Spanish sportsman on the internet throughout 2010.  During the 2011-12 season, Casillas won IFFHS Best Goalkeeper award, making him the only and first Goalkeeper to win it four times. Casillas played his 600th match for Real Madrid on January 22, 2012 in a 4-1 win against Athletic Bilbao. On 2nd May, 2012, Casillas clinched his 5th league title and his 1st as a captain of Real Madrid, with 3-0 win at Bilbao.

Casillas debuted for the national team in the U-17 level. At age 16, he was the youngest player in the Spanish squad That placed third at the 1997 FIFA U-17 World Championship in Egypt. Casillas was the highest ranked Goalkeeper (4th place) in the 2008 Ballon d'Or behind Cristiano Ronaldo, Lionel Messi and national teammate Fernando Torres. Also in 2008 Casillas was named the world's best goalkeeper by the IFFHS. He also came in third place in the best Goalkeepers of all time ranking; beating Oliver Kahn.

On 5 September 2009, after a 5-0 win over Belgium in a qualifying match for the World Cup, Casillas equaled Andoni Zubizarreta's national record of 56 clean sheets, and during the Spanish team's next match against Estonia on 9 September 2009, Zubizarreta as he surpassed the record holder for the most international Spanish clean sheets (this being Achieved in Casillas' 98th appearance for the national team, while Zubizarreta made 126 before his retirement). In doing so he Goalkeeper Became the third ever to captain a World Cup winning side (along with Gianpiero Combi in Dino Zoff in 1934 and 1982). He was voted the tournament's best Goalkeeper and awarded the Golden Glove. On 15 November 2011, Casillas Spain's most capped Became player, breaking record after Andoni Zubizarreta's starting for Spain in their 2-2 draw against Costa Rica. On 29 February 2012, in Spain's 5-0 win over Venezuela, Casillas equaled Edwin van der Sar's record of 72 international clean sheets.

Personal information
Full name Iker Casillas Fernández
Date of birth 20 May 1981 (age 30)
Place of birth Mostoles, Madrid, Spain
Height 1.82 m (5 ft 11 1/2 in)
Playing position Goalkeeper

Club information
Current club Real Madrid
Number 1

Youth career
1990-1998 Real Madrid

Senior career
years Team
1998-1999 Real Madrid C 26 (0)
1999 Real Madrid B 4 (0)
1999-Real Madrid 456 (0)

National team
1996 Spain U15 1 (0)
1996-1998 Spain U16 19 (0)
1997-1999 Spain U17 10 (0)
1999 Spain U18 4 (0)
1999 Spain U20 2 (0)
1999-2000 Spain U21 5 (0)
2000-Spain 128 (0)


Real Madrid
     La Liga (5): 2000-01, 2002-03, 2006-07, 2007-08, 2011-12
     Copa del Rey (1): 2010-11
     Supercopa de España (3): 2001, 2003, 2008
     UEFA Champions League (2): 1999-2000, 2001-02
     UEFA Super Cup (1): 2002
     Intercontinental Cup (1): 2002

     FIFA World Youth Championship: 1999

     FIFA World Cup: 2010
     UEFA European Championship: 2008
     FIFA Confederations Cup: Third-place 2009

     Bravo Award: 2000
     La Liga Breakthrough Player of the Year: 2000
     UEFA Team of the Year: 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011
     Zamora Trophy: 2007-08
     UEFA Euro Team of the Tournament: 2008
     ESM Team of the Year: 2008
     FIFA / FIFPro World XI: 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011
     FIFPro FIFPro # Fifa World's Best Goalkeeper: 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011
     IFFHS Best Goalkeeper: 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011
     Best European Goalkeeper: 2008, 2010
     FIFA World Cup Golden Glove: 2010
     FIFA World Cup All-Star Team: 2010
     UEFA European Championship Winning Captain: 2008
     FIFA World Cup Winning Captain: 2010

     Gold Medal of the Royal Order of Sporting Merit: 2009
     Favourite son of Navalacruz: 2010
     Favourite son of Mostoles: 2010


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