Alex Song is a Cameroonian professional footballer who currently plays for FC Rubin Kazan. The talented footballer who has impeccable skills as a midfielder and a defender just terminated his contract with Barcelona.
The 28-year old Cameroonian football star defied the expectation to be signed up on loan. Alex Song severed his Barca deal, thus signed a permanent deal with the Russian club.
In the course of his career the soccer star has played for a number of clubs- Bastia, Charton Athletico, Arsenal, Barcelona, West Ham and now Rubin Kazan.
Alex started off his professional football career at the age of 16 with Bastia in 2004. He remained with the club till he was signed up by Arsenal.
Playing for Arsenal for 6 years (2006-2012), he made 138 appearances and scored 7 goals.
Alex has been with Barcelona since 2012 for a 5 year contract with a transfer fee of £15 million. The African champ has made over 60 appearances for the club; scoring one goal.
While still on Barcelona contract, Alex spent 2 seasons at the Premier League with West Ham united on loan.
On his permanent transfer to the Russian club, not much details is known yet. The defensive midfielder is remembered to have represented his national team in over 40 international matches.
Alex Song participated at the 2008 Africa Cup of Nations. He made it as one of the Cameroon squad that played at the 2010 FIFA World Cup in South Africa; and the 2014 FIFA World Cup in Brazil.
He scored the 1000th Arsenal Premier League goal under Arsène Wenger in a 4–1 win against Bolton Wanderers on 11 September 2010 (Wikipedia).
Alex Song made his break in his career in 2008/09 under the management of Arsene Wenger.
“I brought him here aged 17 and worked very hard with him, we worked hard because I felt he had the talent to become a good player. I know that the opinions are changing about him now.”- Arsene Wenger.