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

Javi Martínez

Profile Football Stars | Javi Martínez | Athletic de Bilbao signed Martínez as a raw 17-year old for € 6 million, in the summer of 2006, from fellow La Liga team CA Osasuna, Despite him never having played a first team game. In 2009, he was the midfield engine of the team once more - 46 official matches, nine goals - he scored a career-best six times in the league campaign, as Athletic narrowly missed on another UEFA Europa League qualification. In the 2011-12 season, under new manager Marcelo Bielsa, Martínez began being regularly used as a central defender.

On 20 May 2010, he was named in the senior side's list of 23 for the FIFA World Cup in South Africa, by manager Vicente del Bosque. Martínez played once in the final stages, Replacing injured Xabi Alonso for the final 20 minutes of the 2-1 group stage win against Chile, on 25 June, as Spain emerged victorious in the tournament.

Personal information
Full name Javier Martínez Aguinaga
Date of birth 2 September 1988 (age 23)
Place of birth Estella, Spain
Height 1.90 m (6 ft 3 in)
Playing position Defensive midfielder / Centre back

Club information
Current club Athletic Bilbao
Number 24

Youth career
1993-1995 Berceo
1995-1997 Logroñés
CD Arenas
Osasuna 2001-2005

Senior career
years Team
2005-2006 Osasuna B 32 (2)
2006-Athletic Bilbao 180 (20)

National team
2005 Spain U17 5 (0)
2006-2007 Spain U19 5 (0)
2007-2011 Spain U21 24 (1)
2010-Spain 7 (0)


Athletic Bilbao
     Copa del Rey: Runner-up 2008-09
     Supercopa de España: Runner-up 2009

     FIFA World Cup: 2010
Spain U21
     UEFA European Under-21 Football Championship: 2011
Spain U19
     UEFA European Under-19 Football Championship: 2007

     La Liga Breakthrough Player of the Year: 2010


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