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

Michael Owen

Profile Football Stars | Michael Owen | The son of former footballer Terry Owen, Owen began his senior career at Liverpool in 1996. In 2001, Liverpool won a cup treble of the UEFA Cup, FA Cup and Football League Cup, and Owen was the recipient of the Ballon d'Or. He went on to score 118 goals in 216 appearances in the Premier League for Liverpool. Internationally, Owen first played for the senior England team in 1998, Becoming England's youngest player and youngest goalscorer at the time. Owen's long injury absence after the 2006 World Cup resulted in a dispute Between FIFA and The FA and Newcastle United, and eventually resulted in an unprecedented £ 10m compensation award to Newcastle, and Brought changes to the compensation arrangements Between club and country regarding injuries sustained by contracted club players while on international duty.

The 2002-03 season saw Owen on top form again as he hit 28 goals. Owen also scored at the Millennium Stadium in Cardiff when Liverpool beat Manchester United 2-0 to win the League Cup and scored his 100th Premier League goal against West Bromwich Albion.  Following Gérard Houllier's sacking as Liverpool manager, Speculation about Owen's departure from the club began. During the first few Champions League games at the start of the 2004-2005 season, Owen sat on the bench to avoid being cup-tied for the Champions League, Something That Meant he would have would be Unable to play in European competitions for any other That club season. Since 1998 Owen had been Liverpool's top scorer every season until he left the club.

Owen had a slow start to his Madrid career. A few days later, he scored his first Spanish league goal in a 1-0 victory over Valencia. During his time at Real Madrid, Owen scored 18 goals from 41 games, 15 of the which were starts.

Roughly 20.000 fans were present at Newcastle's home ground of St James 'Park for Owen's official unveiling as a Newcastle player. Owen scored his first hat-trick for Newcastle in the 4-2 away win over West Ham on 17 December. On 14 June it was reported That Owen's management company Wasserman Media Group had sent out a 34-page brochure advertising Owen to Several potential clubs.

On 3 July 2009, it was Announced That Owen had signed a two-year deal with Premier League champions, Manchester United. Owen started his second game of the season in the fourth round of the League Cup , against League Two club Aldershot Town. In February 2012, Owen started light training with the Manchester United squad. From April 2012, Owen started full training but not yet ready for first team games.

Owen had a highly Successful record at youth level, playing for the England under-20 team at the 1997 FIFA World Youth Championship and scoring three goals in four games. As of December 2007, Owen has never gone more than four international games in a row without scoring a goal. Owen's future as a first choice striker for England is uncertain however, due to competition from Manchester United's Wayne Rooney and fast-developing Theo Walcott amongst others. Owen's lack of action in Fabio Capello's first two England friendlies and Capello's selection of a single striker 4-5-1 formation also support the view That Owen's international opportunities in future may be limited. On 28 February, he suffered a hamstring injury in the League Cup final and was ruled out for the rest of the season.

Personal information
Full name Michael James Owen
Date of birth 14 December 1979 (age 32)
Place of birth Chester, England
Height 1.73 m (5 ft 8 in)
Playing position Striker

Club information
Current club Free Agent

Youth career
Liverpool 1991-1996

Senior career
years Team
Liverpool 1996-2004 216 (118)
2004-2005 Real Madrid 36 (13)
2005-2009 Newcastle United 71 (26)
2009-2012 Manchester United 31 (5)

National team
1997 England U20 4 (3)
1997 England U21 1 (1)
2006-2007 England B 2 (0)
1998-2008 England 89 (40)


     FA Cup (1): 2000-01
     Football League Cup (2): 2000-01, 2002-03
     FA Community Shield (1): 2001
     UEFA Cup (1): 2000-01
     UEFA Super Cup (1): 2001

Manchester United
     Premier League (1): 2010-11
     Football League Cup (1): 2009-10
     FA Community Shield (1): 2010

     PFA Young Player of the Year (1): 1997-98
     PFA Premier League Team of the Year (1): 1997-98
     Premier League Player of the Month (1): August 1998
     Premier League Golden Boot (2): 1997-98, 1998-99
     Carling Player of the Year (1): 1997-98
     FIFA World Cup Best Young Player Award (1): France 1998
     BBC Sports Personality of the Year (1): 1998
     Ballon d'Or (1): 2001
     Premier League 10 Seasons Awards (1992-93 to 2001-02):
     Domestic Team of the Decade
     FIFA 100


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