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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

Gianluca Zambrotta

Profile Football Stars | Gianluca Zambrotta | Zambrotta began his professional career with his hometown club, Como Calcio at the age of 17 in 1994. In his first season, he played only one match. In 1995, however, Como were Promoted to Serie B and Zambrotta started to play more regularly for the first team. In the 1995-96 and 1996-97 seasons, he made 47 appearances and scored 6 goals. In 1997, Zambrotta's Serie A career began when his great potential was spotted by Bari boss Eugenio Fascetti . Zambrotta was snapped up by Fascetti after Bari had won promotion to Serie A . In his first year in the top flight, Zambrotta played on the left wing and scored two goals in 27 appearances. In the 1998-99 season, following the departure of Nicola Ventola, Zambrotta exploded on to the scene. After the transfer to Juventus on 1 July 1999, Zambrotta continued his upward momentum. He made 32 league appearances with one goal in the first season he played for Juventus. In his second season f

Andrea Pirlo

Profile Football Stars | Andrea Pirlo | Pirlo has played for the Italian U-15 youth teams, U-18 and U-21, captaining and leading the latter to victory in the 2000 UEFA European Under-21 Football Championship as the Golden Player and top scorer of the tournament . Pirlo was born in Flero, Lombardy, Italy. His brother Ivan plays for a Serie C2 club in Brescia. Pirlo made his debut for Brescia against Reggina. After breaking into the Brescia first team, Pirlo was spotted by Internazionale coach Mircea Lucescu, WHO signed the playmaker . Pirlo was Unable to break into the first squad, however, and Internazionale finished eighth in the 1998-99 Serie A campaign. Pirlo was shipped off on loan to the club he made his debut against in 1995, Reggina. After three seasons on the Internazionale books, Pirlo was sold to Fierce rivals Milan for 35 billion Italian lire (about € 18 million). That transfer windows the two clubs also swapped Cristian Brocchi for Guly; Paolo Ginestra for Matteo Bog

Andrea Ranocchia

Profile Football Stars | Andrea Ranocchia | In August 2008, Genoa purchased half of the registration rights for € 1.55 million and sent him on loan to Bari coach Antonio Conte rejoining Arezzo, where he won the Serie B Championship. On 26 June 2009 Genoa have signed him outright for another € 2.45 million , made Genoa paid € 4 million in total within a year. Unfortunately, in January he suffered a season ending knee injury serious. On 1 July 2010 he moved back to Genoa. After a link with Internazionale in February 2010, the clubs Agreed a deal in June 2010 the which INVOLVED the transfer of young striker Mattia Destro . Ranocchia also loaned back to Genoa for a season. The president of Inter, Moratti , spoke on the transfer to Sky Italia and said: "Finally an Italian. On 9 January 2011, Ranocchia made his debut against Catania where Inter won the match 2-1.  On 21 August 2007 he made his debut with the Italy U-21 squad in a friendly match against France. Personal information

Gylfi Sigurðsson

Profile Football Stars | Gylfi Sigurðsson | Born in Hafnarfjörður , Iceland, Gylfi played for hometown side before joining FH Breiðablik and was an Icelandic under-17 international. In February 2009, Gylfi joined Crewe Alexandra on an emergency loan move, and he made his debut two days later against Brighton away, scoring in the 89th minute in Crewe's 4-0 win. In March 2009, Gylfi's loan was extended until the end of the season. He scored two further goals for Crewe, Milton Keynes Dons and against Cheltenham Town respectively, but could not Prevent the club's Relegation to League Two. A week later, he scored his first goal for Hoffenheim in a 2-2 draw with Kaiserslautern after coming on as a 77th minute substitute. He scored with his first touch, a 20-yard free kick That leveled the game. On 25 May 2011, Gylfi was voted as 1899 Hoffenheim's fans' player of the season, Despite only starting 13 games. He finished the season with ten goals and two assists. In 18 P