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

Silvestre Varela

Profile Football Stars | Silvestre Varela | In 2007-08 Varela, alongside two former Sporting players, Beto and Carlos Martins, Recreativo de Huelva played for in Spain (Varela on loan again).  Before the season was over, in March 2009, courtesy of his solid performances at Estrela, only relegated from the top division off the field, Varela signed a four-year agreement with champions FC Porto, on a free transfer, starting in July.

In his first season at Porto, Varela ranked second in overall goals in the team, only behind Colombian striker Radamel Falcao. On 16 February 2012, in a rare start, he put Porto ahead against Manchester City in the season's UEFA Europa League round-of-32, in an eventual 1-2 home loss.

Porto courtesy of his performances, gained his first full Varela cap for Portugal on 3 March 2010, Appearing in the second half of the 2-0 friendly win with China, in a match played in Coimbra. Varela was selected by manager Paulo Bento for the 23-man squad competed in the UEFA That Euro 2012.

Personal information
Full name Silvestre Varela Manuel Gonçalves
Date of birth February 2, 1985 (age 27)
Place of birth Almada, Portugal
Height 1.80 m (5 ft 11 in)
Playing position Winger

Club information
Current club Porto
Number 17

Youth career
2000-2002 Pescadores
2002-2004 Sporting CP

Senior career
years Team
2004-2008 Sporting CP 2 (0)
2004-2005 Casa Pia (loan) 36 (11)
Vitória Setúbal 2006-2007 (loan) 45 (4)
2007-2008 Recreativo (loan) 22 (0)
Estrela Amadora 2008-2009 28 (5)
2009-Porto 65 (21)

National team
2005-2007 Portugal U21 26 (6)
2010 - Portugal 8 (2)


     UEFA Europa League: 2010-11
     Portuguese League: 2010-11, 2011-12
     Portuguese Cup: 2009-10, 2010-11
     Portuguese Supercup: 2009, 2010, 2011
     UEFA Super Cup: Runner-up 2011

     Portuguese League Cup: Runner-up 2009-10


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