Alexander Song Retires from Football After 19 Years of Play
After 19 years of playing professional football, Alexander Song has announced his retirement from the sport. Song, who played for Arsenal, Barcelona, and Rubin Kazan, made the announcement on Instagram on November 14, 2023.
“It is with great sadness that I have to announce my retirement from professional football,” Song wrote. “I have always given my all to this sport, and I am proud of what I have achieved.”
Song began his career in France with Bastia before moving to Arsenal in 2008. He spent seven years with the Gunners, making over 200 appearances and winning the FA Cup in 2014. In 2012, Song moved to Barcelona for £15 million. He spent two years with the Catalan giants, winning La Liga and the UEFA Champions League in 2015.
After his time at Barcelona, Song had spells at West Ham and Rubin Kazan. He finished his career playing for Arta/Solar7 in Djibouti.
Song was also a key player for the Cameroon national team. He represented his country at two World Cups and four Africa Cup of Nations tournaments.
In a statement, Song said that he would be looking to take on a new challenge in the football industry.
“I am excited to see what the future holds for me,” he said. “I am grateful for the support that I have received from my family, friends, and fans throughout my career.”
Song’s retirement brings an end to a remarkable career that saw him play at the highest level of the game. He was a talented and versatile midfielder who was known for his passing ability, tackling, and aerial prowess.
He will be remembered as a great player and a true professional.
Here are some of Alexander Song’s achievements:
- FA Cup winner (2014)
- La Liga winner (2015)
- UEFA Champions League winner (2015)
- Africa Cup of Nations runner-up (2008)