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Alex Song Player Profile

Alex Song Player Profile
Alex Song
Full Name: Alexandre Dimitri Song
Date of Birth:Sep 9, 1987 (Age 29)
Place of Birth:Douala
Nationality: Cameroon
Height:178 cm.
Weight:70 Kg.
Squad Number:25
EPL:Steven Fletcher - Alexandre Song , Burnley - Arsenal (PA)
Alexandre Song has had a meteoric rise to say the least. After arriving at Bastia as a sixteen year-old, he made it to the first team almost immediately and finished the 2003/04 season as the best player at the club. Dodging many offers, mainly from Lyon and Marseille in France, he decided to go with Arsene Wenger’s proposition.

Called up for the 2008 African Cup of Nations with Cameroon while he was still uncapped at the time, he was arguably one of the breakthroughs of the tournament and made it to the starting XI of the Ghana AFCON.  

After making it to Arsenal pretty quickly, Alexandre Song is now one of main players on the Gunners’ squad. He was also the only Cameroonian player to make it into the starting XI of the Angola AFCON. Even though he is very quiet and not heavily covered by the media, Alexandre Song has grown into one of the top defensive midfielders on the planet and that feat is even more impressive given that he just turned 22.     

Did you know? 

Alexandre Song is the cousin of Cameroonian legend and National Team ex-captain Rigobert Song, and not his nephew as was had been reported in many news outlets.