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Alex Song

Born: September 9, 1987 (age 33)

Height: 6' 0.5" (185cm)
Weight: 11st 14lb (76kg)

Hometown: Douala, Cameroon
Nationality: Cameroon flag Cameroonian

Position: Defender
Team: Rubin Kazan (no. 6)
Alex Song in action for West Ham on December 7, 2014
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Career History
Youth2001-2004Bastia
Senior2004-2006Bastia
→ 2005-2006Arsenal (loan)
2006-2012Arsenal
→ 2007Charlton Athletic (loan)
2012-2016Barcelona
→ 2014-2015West Ham United (loan)
→ 2015-2016West Ham United (loan)
2016-Rubin Kazan
International2005-Cameroon
Sports Mole has 405 articles about Alex Song. Articles 1 to 40:
Bacary Sagna during a Manchester City Champions League press conference in March 2017
Bacary Sagna admits he questioned Arsenal after Robin van Persie sale
Former Arsenal defender Bacary Sagna admits that he questioned the club's ambition to compete at the highest level after they sold Robin van Persie to Manchester United.
Apr 5, 15:31
Alex Song in action for West Ham United in February 2016
Former Arsenal duo 'sacked by Swiss club Sion for refusing pay cut'
Former Arsenal duo Alex Song and Johan Djourou are reportedly sacked by Swiss club Sion after refusing a pay cut in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic.
Mar 20, 07:15
Alex Song in action for West Ham United in February 2016
Former Cameroon international Alex Song joins Swiss side Sion
Former Arsenal, Barcelona and West Ham United midfielder Alex Song joins Swiss Super League side Sion on a free transfer.
Aug 14, 20:13
Sevilla's Samir Nasri is sent off during the Champions League match against Leicester City on March 14, 2017
Benevento keen on former Arsenal duo Samir Nasri, Alex Song?
Benevento are reportedly keen on signing former Arsenal pair Samir Nasri and Alex Song, just days after sealing a deal for Bacary Sagna.
Feb 7, 15:33
Arsene Wenger watches on during the Premier League game between Everton and Arsenal on October 22, 2017
Arsene Wenger rules out contract offer for free agent Alex Song
Alex Song is back training with Arsenal after quitting Russian club Rubin Kazan, but he will not be offered a contract by Arsene Wenger.
Feb 2, 09:33
Slaven Bilic watches on during the Premier League game between West Ham United and Liverpool on May 14, 2017
Slaven Bilic: 'I wanted to sign a defensive midfielder for West Ham United'
Former West Ham United boss Slaven Bilic says that he wished he had signed a defensive midfielder during the summer transfer window.
Dec 24, 13:01
A general shot of a Premier League football ahead of the Premier League clash between Everton and West Ham United at Goodison Park on October 30, 2016
Rubin Kazan players 'not received wages for four months'
Rubin Kazan players have reportedly not been paid in the last four months due to a financial crisis at the club.
Dec 6, 20:24
A general shot of a Premier League football ahead of the Premier League clash between Everton and West Ham United at Goodison Park on October 30, 2016
Birmingham City's loan move for Alex Song collapses
Birmingham City reportedly fail to sign Alex Song from Rubin Kazan on loan due to an inability to agree terms with the Russian club.
Aug 31, 23:56
A general shot of a Premier League football ahead of the Premier League clash between Everton and West Ham United at Goodison Park on October 30, 2016
Alex Song 'jets in for Birmingham City talks'
A report claims that Alex Song will hold talks with Birmingham City over a move to the Championship club on transfer deadline day.
Aug 31, 15:17
Generic image of a locker room
Ex-Liverpool defender Rigobert Song 'in critical condition following stroke'
Former Liverpool defender Rigobert Song is reportedly fighting for his life in hospital after suffering a stroke.
Oct 3, 11:48
A general shot of a Premier League football ahead of the Premier League clash between Everton and West Ham United at Goodison Park on October 30, 2016
Slaven Bilic: 'Andre Ayew is a game changer'
West Ham United manager Slaven Bilic hails new club-record signing Andre Ayew as a "game changer".
Aug 12, 13:48
A general shot of a Premier League football ahead of the Premier League clash between Everton and West Ham United at Goodison Park on October 30, 2016
Alex Song completes move to Rubin Kazan on free transfer
Rubin Kazan announce that Alex Song has completed a free transfer to the club from Barcelona.
Aug 1, 17:49
A general shot of a Premier League football ahead of the Premier League clash between Everton and West Ham United at Goodison Park on October 30, 2016
Alex Song agrees free transfer to Rubin Kazan from Barcelona
Alex Song is reportedly close to joining Rubin Kazan from Barcelona after a free transfer was agreed.
Jul 21, 13:20
A general shot of a Premier League football ahead of the Premier League clash between Everton and West Ham United at Goodison Park on October 30, 2016
Valencia to move for unwanted Barcelona midfielder Alex Song?
A report claims that Valencia want to sign Barcelona midfielder Alex Song in this summer's transfer window.
Jun 16, 22:18
A general shot of a Premier League football ahead of the Premier League clash between Everton and West Ham United at Goodison Park on October 30, 2016
Report: Crystal Palace eyeing up permanent Alex Song deal
Barcelona midfielder Alex Song could swap his loan deal at West Ham United for a permanent switch to Crystal Palace, according to a report.
Apr 21, 20:14
A general shot of a Premier League football ahead of the Premier League clash between Everton and West Ham United at Goodison Park on October 30, 2016
West Ham United 'opt against keeping Alex Song, Victor Moses, Emmanuel Emenike'
West Ham United reportedly decide not to offer permanent contracts to Alex Song, Victor Moses and Emmanuel Emenike.
Apr 4, 17:24
A general shot of a Premier League football ahead of the Premier League clash between Everton and West Ham United at Goodison Park on October 30, 2016
Result: West Ham United fight from 2-0 down to punish ten-man Everton
West Ham United fight back from 2-0 down to beat ten-man Everton 3-2 at Goodison Park.
Mar 5, 16:56
A general shot of a Premier League football ahead of the Premier League clash between Everton and West Ham United at Goodison Park on October 30, 2016
Team News: Four changes for West Ham United
Enner Valencia is fit enough to start in this afternoon's trip to Norwich City.
Feb 13, 14:15
A general shot of a Premier League football ahead of the Premier League clash between Everton and West Ham United at Goodison Park on October 30, 2016
Team News: Philippe Coutinho returns to Liverpool lineup against West Ham in FA Cup replay
Philippe Coutinho returns to Liverpool's starting lineup against West Ham in their FA Cup fourth-round replay.
Feb 9, 18:53
A general shot of a Premier League football ahead of the Premier League clash between Everton and West Ham United at Goodison Park on October 30, 2016
Result: Sergio Aguero brace sees Manchester City draw at West Ham United
West Ham United and Manchester City share the points in a 2-2 draw in Saturday evening's Premier League clash at the Boleyn Ground.
Jan 23, 19:27
A general shot of a Premier League football ahead of the Premier League clash between Everton and West Ham United at Goodison Park on October 30, 2016
Team News: Andy Carroll back on bench for West Ham United
Andy Carroll returns to the bench for West Ham United as they take on Southampton.
Dec 28, 16:36
A general shot of a Premier League football ahead of the Premier League clash between Everton and West Ham United at Goodison Park on October 30, 2016
Team News: Rudy Gestede gets Aston Villa nod for West Ham United visit
Rudy Gestede is chosen to partner Jordan Ayew in attack for Aston Villa as they try to end their 16-game winless league streak at home to West Ham United.
Dec 26, 14:04
A general shot of a Premier League football ahead of the Premier League clash between Everton and West Ham United at Goodison Park on October 30, 2016
On this day: Neymar brace sinks Villarreal at Camp Nou
Two years ago today, Neymar scored both goals as Barcelona recorded a 2-1 victory over Villarreal at Camp Nou.
Dec 14, 06:00
A general shot of a Premier League football ahead of the Premier League clash between Everton and West Ham United at Goodison Park on October 30, 2016
Team News: Manchester United make three changes for West Ham United, visitors change four
Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal makes three changes for his side's clash with West Ham United, as Marouane Fellaini, Jesse Lingard and Morgan Schneiderlin start.
Dec 5, 14:07
A general shot of a Premier League football ahead of the Premier League clash between Everton and West Ham United at Goodison Park on October 30, 2016
Slaven Bilic expects West Ham United to bounce back
Slaven Bilic is confident that West Ham United will be back to their best against West Bromwich Albion on Sunday.
Nov 27, 20:06
A general shot of a Premier League football ahead of the Premier League clash between Everton and West Ham United at Goodison Park on October 30, 2016
Preview: West Ham United vs. West Bromwich Albion
Sports Mole previews the Premier League match between West Ham United and West Bromwich Albion at Upton Park.
Nov 27, 17:30
A general shot of a Premier League football ahead of the Premier League clash between Everton and West Ham United at Goodison Park on October 30, 2016
Slaven Bilic hints at Pedro Obiang, Alex Song involvement
West Ham United manager Slaven Bilic suggests that either Pedro Obiang or Alex Song will start against West Bromwich Albion on Sunday.
Nov 27, 11:27
A general shot of a Premier League football ahead of the Premier League clash between Everton and West Ham United at Goodison Park on October 30, 2016
Preview: Tottenham Hotspur vs. West Ham United
Sports Mole checks on both teams ahead of Sunday's London derby between Tottenham Hotspur and West Ham United.
Nov 20, 18:27
A general shot of a Premier League football ahead of the Premier League clash between Everton and West Ham United at Goodison Park on October 30, 2016
Preview: West Ham United vs. Everton
Sports Mole previews the Premier League match between West Ham United and Everton at Upton Park.
Nov 5, 19:01
A general shot of a Premier League football ahead of the Premier League clash between Everton and West Ham United at Goodison Park on October 30, 2016
Preview: Watford vs. West Ham United
Sports Mole previews the Premier League match between Watford and West Ham United at Vicarage Road.
Oct 29, 17:58
A general shot of a Premier League football ahead of the Premier League clash between Everton and West Ham United at Goodison Park on October 30, 2016
Preview: Crystal Palace vs. West Ham United
Sports Mole checks on the preparations of both sides ahead of Saturday's Premier League clash between Crystal Palace and West Ham United.
Oct 15, 17:02
A general shot of a Premier League football ahead of the Premier League clash between Everton and West Ham United at Goodison Park on October 30, 2016
David Gold: 'Alex Song aiming for October return'
West Ham United chairman David Gold says that Alex Song is aiming to return from injury in October.
Sep 27, 15:30
A general shot of a Premier League football ahead of the Premier League clash between Everton and West Ham United at Goodison Park on October 30, 2016
Preview: West Ham United vs. Norwich City
Sports Mole looks ahead to the Premier League clash between West Ham United and Norwich City at Upton Park this weekend.
Sep 24, 20:15
A general shot of a Premier League football ahead of the Premier League clash between Everton and West Ham United at Goodison Park on October 30, 2016
On This Day: Blackburn Rovers edge Arsenal in seven-goal thriller
Sports Mole looks back at Blackburn Rovers' 4-3 win over Arsenal at Ewood Park on September 17, 2011.
Sep 17, 08:00
A general shot of a Premier League football ahead of the Premier League clash between Everton and West Ham United at Goodison Park on October 30, 2016
Alex Song delighted by West Ham United return
Barcelona midfielder Alex Song insists that he could not be happier after sealing a deadline-day loan switch to West Ham United.
Sep 14, 17:14
Karren Brady in a promotional still for The Young Apprentice
Karren Brady: 'West Ham United grateful for loan system'
West Ham United vice chairman Karren Brady suggests that the loan system is beneficial to sides such as the Hammers, who loaned Victor Moses from Chelsea last week.
Sep 12, 18:04
A general shot of a Premier League football ahead of the Premier League clash between Everton and West Ham United at Goodison Park on October 30, 2016
Preview: West Ham United vs. Newcastle United
Sports Mole previews the Premier League match between Newcastle United and West Ham United at Upton Park.
Sep 11, 16:39
A general shot of a Premier League football ahead of the Premier League clash between Everton and West Ham United at Goodison Park on October 30, 2016
Sir Geoff Hurst pleased by West Ham United's transfer window
Sir Geoff Hurst says that he has been "pleasantly surprised" by West Ham United's transfer dealings this summer.
Sep 4, 10:15
A general shot of a Premier League football ahead of the Premier League clash between Everton and West Ham United at Goodison Park on October 30, 2016
West Ham United's deadline-day deals please Slaven Bilic
Slaven Bilic believes that West Ham United have "done a good job" by signing four new players on transfer deadline day.
Sep 3, 10:44
A general shot of a Premier League football ahead of the Premier League clash between Everton and West Ham United at Goodison Park on October 30, 2016
West Ham United captain Mark Noble delighted by Alex Song return
Mark Noble reveals that he is "delighted" to see Alex Song back at West Ham United on loan.
Sep 2, 13:15

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Thursday's key events


ROWING
· Comeback queen and super-mum Helen Glover goes for her third Olympic gold alongside Polly Swann in the women's pair final (1.30am)
· There is also a medal on offer for GB pair Emily Craig and Imogen Grant in the lightweight women's double scull final (2.10am)

SWIMMING
· As second-fastest qualifier for the final, Team GB's James Wilby is among the medal contenders in the men's 200m breaststroke (2.44am)
· Alys Thomas takes part in the women's 200m butterfly final, although he faces a difficult task to challenge for the medals (3.28am)
· Caeleb Dressel of the USA has been touted by some as the successor to Michael Phelps, and he has the chance to notch up a fourth Olympic gold in the men's 100m freestyle final (3.37am)

RUGBY SEVENS
· After Team GB's men narrowly missed out on a medal, the women get their campaign underway against the Russian Olympic Committee (3am) and New Zealand (10.30am)

HOCKEY
· It is a Great Britain vs. Netherlands double-header, with the men up first in Pool B (4.15am)
· Most eyes will be on the women's showdown between the two nations, though, as Netherlands - the world's best team - look to gain revenge on GB for defeat in the 2016 Olympic final (11am)

CANOE SLALOM
· Mallory Franklin takes part in the women's canoe semi-final, and will hope to do enough to qualify for the final later in the day (6am-8.45am)

ARTISTIC GYMNASTICS
· With Simone Biles now out of the women's all-around final, the competition has been blown wide open. Team GB twins Jessica and Jennifer Gadirova are among those taking part (11.50am-2.05pm)

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