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

Lars Bender

Profile Football Stars | Lars Bender | Bender was born in Rosenheim, Bavaria. He is the twin brother of Sven Bender, who plays for Borussia Dortmund. In 2006, while still playing for 1860 Munich, Bender has won the Fritz-Walter trophy, ahead of then Monchengladbach's Marko Marin and his twin brother, Sven Bender. On 18 August 2009, Bender signed a three year contract with Bayer Leverkusen. Bender scored his first goal in the Bundesliga against Eintracht Frankfurt.

Bender was chosen as part of Germany's 23-man squad for Euro 2012. He was a late substitute in Germany's 1-0 win against Portugal in their opening Group B match of the European Championships.

Personal information
Full name Lars Bender
Date of birth 27 April 1989 (age 23)
Place of birth Rosenheim, West Germany
Height 1.83 m (6 ft 0 in)
Playing position Midfielder

Club information
Current club Bayer Leverkusen
Number 8

Youth career
TSV 1993-1999 Brannenburg
1999-2003 SpVgg Unterhaching
1860 Munich 2003-2006

Senior career
years Team
2006-2009 1860 Munich 58 (4)
2009-Bayer Leverkusen 72 (8)

National team
2005-2006 Germany U17 9 (1)
2007-2008 Germany U19 9 (2)
2008-2009 Germany U20 7 (1)
2010 Germany U21 1 (0)
2011-Germany 8 (0)


     UEFA U-19 Championship (1): 2008


     2006 Fritz Walter Gold Medal (U17 Category)


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