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


Profile Football Stars | Nilmar | Nilmar was signed for Olympique Lyonnais in summer 2004, initially as cover for the now ex-Lyon player Giovane Élber. Nilmar made an impressive start during his stint at Lyon, scoring two goals debut as a substitute against Stade Rennes. Unfortunately, he did not score any more goals in the Ligue 1 season That.With the impending signing of Fred, Lyon chose to loan Nilmar out, this time to Corinthians in his native Brazil.

In the following month, Nilmar returned to Internacional for an undisclosed fee to Corinthians and third-party owners. Despite the interest of Several major clubs in Europe and Brazil. Internacional had sold 20% of economic rights for R $ 5.46 million to unknown parties in 2007. He made his new debut for the Porto Alegre team on 4 November 2007, when Inter beat CR Vasco da Gama 2-1. In January 2008, he scored an impressive goal against Internazionale of Italy in the Dubai Cup final, the which helped his side win the game.

Fernando Roig, the president of Villarreal CF confirmed the signing of Nilmar on 25 July 2009. Villarreal's Santi Cazorla scored only goal of the game and Nilmar played the full 90 minutes. On 17 September 2009, Nilmar scored the winning goal in the Europa League group stage clash against Bulgarian side Levski Sofia.

Nilmar made his international debut for Brazil in 2003 CONCACAF Gold Cup match against Mexico on 13 July 2003. Although Brazil chose to send Brazil under-23 team to the tournament, all the international appearances in the tournament are Recognized by FIFA as full international caps. His first international goal against Haiti came on 18 August 2004, as Brazil won 6-0. On 21 May 2009, he was selected in Brazil squad for the 2009 FIFA Confederations Cup in South Africa. He made one substitute appearance in the tournament as Brazil went on to win the cup. On 9 September 2009, he scored a hat-trick for Brazil in a 4-2 win against Chile. On 14 November 2009, Nilmar scored the only goal of the match with a header in a friendly against England. He then scored again in a second friendly match on 17 November 2009 against Oman.

Personal information
Full name Honorato da Silva Nilmar
Date of birth 14 July 1984 (age 27)
Place of birth Bandeirantes, Brazil
Height 1.80 m (5 ft 11 in)
Playing position Striker

Club information
Current club Villareal
Number 7

Youth career
Internacional 1999-2001

Senior career
years Team
2002-2004 Internacional 42 (16)
2004-2005 Lyon 32 (2)
2005-2007 Corinthians 32 (8)
2007-2009 Internacional 36 (19)
2009 - Villarreal 83 (26)

National team
2004 Brazil U23 7 (0)
2003 - Brazil 23 (9)



     Campeonato Gaucho: 2003, 2004, 2008, 2009
     Copa Sudamericana: 2008

     Trophée des champions: 2004
     Ligue 1: 2005

     Campeonato Brasileiro Série A: 2005

     FIFA World Youth Championship: 2003
     FIFA Confederations Cup: 2009

     São Paulo State League Top Goalscorer: 2006
     Copa Sudamericana Top Goalscorer: 2008


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