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

Eduardo da Silva

Profile Football Stars | Eduardo da Silva | Eduardo stayed at Dinamo on trial until December 1999 and returned to the club in February 2000, starting to play regularly for Their under-17 squad. After making his first-team debut with Dinamo in the 2001-02 season, Eduardo was loaned for one season to Croatian second division side inker Zaprešić (now Inter Zaprešić) in 2002-03 to see more first-team action, scoring 10 goals in 15 league appearances for the club.

In 2006, he also helped Dinamo winning the Croatian Supercup, scoring two goals in their 4-1 victory over Rijeka. In Dinamo's 4-0 derby win over Zagreb on 12 May 2007, Eduardo scored his 30th and 31st league goals of the 2006-07 season and Became the most Successful Croatian league goalscorer of all time, breaking a 13-year-old record set by former Dinamo Zagreb striker Goran Vlaović with 29 goals scored for the club in the 1993-94 season. He finished the season with 34 league goals in 32 appearances. In the final league match of the season on 19 May 2007, he Became the first player ever to score a hat-trick in the Eternal derby Dinamo Zagreb and Hajduk Between Split, netting all three goals as Dinamo won the match 3-0.

Eduardo's injury was so graphic That Sky Sports, the which was broadcasting the game live, Decided not to show replays of the incident. Taylor claimed to have visited Eduardo in hospital and that 'an apology was accepted; Eduardo, however, could not remember Taylor's visit or even the tackles.

Shakhtar and Arsenal were both drawn into Group H in the Champions League, Eduardo hoped something would not Happen prior to the draw. Eduardo scored his second goal in an away game against FC Volyn Lutsk, coming on as a substitute, to give Shakhtar a 0-1 win. His third goal in the Ukrainian Cup came against FC Kryvbas Kryvyi Rih where, after coming on as a substitute, he scored the fifth goal in a 6-0 win. Eduardo scored a volley in 0-2 away win against Kryvbas on 6 November. In a game against FK Partizan in the Champions League, coming on as a substitute, he scored the 3rd goal in a comfortable 0-3 win Shakhtar That put then on top of Group H.

Eduardo also scored one goal in his international debut against Serbia and Montenegro national under-21 side. Eduardo was also called up to the Croatia team for the 2006 European Under-21 Championship qualifiers, in the which he made a total of nine appearances and scored seven goals. However, Croatia failed to qualify for the final tournament after losing 5-2 on aggregate to Serbia and Montenegro in the play-offs, where Eduardo scored both of Croatia's goals. He won a total of twelve international caps and scored eight goals.

Personal information
Full name Eduardo Alves da Silva
Date of birth 25 February 1983 (age 29)
Place of birth Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Height 1.78 m (5 ft 10 in)
Playing position Striker / Winger

Club information
Current club Shakhtar Donetsk
Number 11

Youth career
CBF Nova Kennedy
Bangu 1996-1998
Dinamo Zagreb 1998-2001

Senior career
years Team
Dinamo Zagreb 2001-2007 108 (73)
2002-2003 Inter Zaprešić (loan) 15 (10)
2007-2010 Arsenal 41 (8)
2010-Shakhtar Donetsk 38 (11)

National team
Croatia U21 2004-2005 12 (8)
2004-Croatia 48 (23)

Dinamo Zagreb
     Croatian First League (2): 2005-06, 2006-07
     Croatian Cup (2): 2003-04, 2006-07
     Croatian Supercup (2): 2003, 2006

Shakhtar Donetsk
     Ukrainian Premier League (2): 2010-11, 2011-12
     Ukrainian Cup (2): 2010-11, 2011-12

     Croatian Footballer of the Year: 2006
     SN Yellow Shirt Award: 2006, 2007
     Croatian First League top scorer: 2007


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