Alex Song is a Cameroonian professional footballer who was born on September 9, 1987, in Douala, Cameroon. He is a versatile player who can play as a defensive midfielder or a centre-back.
Song began his career at the age of 16 with Bastia in France before moving to Arsenal in 2006. He spent seven seasons with the Gunners, making over 200 appearances and winning the FA Cup in 2009 and 2011. In 2012, he signed for Barcelona for a fee of €19 million but struggled to establish himself in the team and was loaned out to West Ham United in 2014.
After his loan spell at West Ham, Song signed for Rubin Kazan in Russia before returning to West Ham on a free transfer in 2018. He currently plays for Arta/Solar7 in Djibouti.
Throughout his career, Song has achieved several accolades. He won the African Cup of Nations with Cameroon in 2017 and was named in the Team of the Tournament. He has also been named Cameroon's Player of the Year three times (2008, 2010, and 2012).
Song comes from a footballing family. His uncle Rigobert Song was also a professional footballer who played for several European clubs and captained Cameroon's national team. His cousin Alexandre Song Billong is also a professional footballer who currently plays for FC Sion in Switzerland.
In conclusion, Alex Song is an accomplished footballer who has had a successful career playing for top European clubs and representing his country at international level. His achievements on the pitch have earned him respect and admiration from fans around the world.