All the facts and details about Alex Song, the Cameroonian footballer

All the facts and details about Alex Song, the Cameroonian footballer

Lenah Ann
updated at November 9, 2023 at 7:28 PM
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Cameroonian professional football player Alex Song is a renowned legend who plays as a defensive or centre midfielder for Arta/Solar7 of Djibouti. He rose to fame after transferring to Arsenal and Barcelona, where he became an indispensable member of both clubs. His performance on the pitch has been hailed since, unlike most footballers, he can play in various defensive and midfield positions.

Alex Song's current team
Alex Song arrives at King Power Stadium ahead of the Premier League match between Leicester City and West Ham United at The King Power Stadium on 4 April 2015 in Leicester, England. Photo: Plumb Images (Modified by author)
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Alex Song was a member of Cameroon's national squad during the 2010 and 2014 FIFA World Cups. In addition to that, he represented his nation during the 2010 African Cup of Nations and was the only Cameroonian picked for the Team of Tournament.

Alex Song's profile summary

Full name

Alexandre Dimitri Song Billong

Date of birth

9 September 1987


36 years (as of November 2023)

Place of birth

Douala, Cameroon


Cameroonian, French








6 feet 1 inches or 185 centimetres


163 pounds or 74 kilograms

Hair colour


Eye colour

Dark brown

Relationship status





Nolan and Kaylian




Professional soccer player

Active years

2004 to present

Current team



Midfielder, defender

Net worth

$1 million

Social media


Alex Song's biography

Alex Song (aged 36 years as of November 2023) was born on 9 September 1987 in Douala, Cameroon. He holds the Cameroonian nationality and is of mixed ethnicity. His parents passed when he was three years old, and he was raised by his uncle Rigobert.

What is Alex Song's height?

Alex Song's current team
Song with the ball during the Barclays Premier League match between Stoke City and West Ham United at the Britannia Stadium on 1 November 2014 in Stoke on Trent, England. Photo: Dave Thompson
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The Cameroonian legend stands at 6 feet 1 inches or 185 centimetres and weighs 163 pounds or 74 kilograms. He has black hair and dark brown eyes.

What teams have Alex Song played for?

The legendary soccer player has represented several clubs from across the globe. These clubs include Bastia, Arsenal, Charlton Athletic, Barcelona, West Ham United, Sion, Arta/Solar7 and the Cameroonian national team.

Alex Song's current team

As of November 2023, the famous soccer player plays for the Arta/Solar7 in Djibouti. He signed a seven-year contract with the club and wears jersey number 17.

Alex Song's net worth

According to reports, the Cameroonian soccer player has an estimated net worth of between $1 million and $5 million as of November 2023. He amassed most of his fortune from his career as a famous soccer player and from various brands and sponsorship deals.

Alex Song's salary

The centre midfielder has earned approximately $26,355,401 gross in his playing career. He received an estimated weekly salary of $67k while playing for Arsenal and $86k for Barcelona.

What is Alex Song's nationality?
Alexandre Song in action during the Barclays Premier League match between West Ham United and Aston Villa at Boleyn Ground on 8 November 2014 in London, England. Photo: Harry Engels
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Alex Song and social media

The famous defensive midfielder is on Instagram under the handle @17alexsong and has over 863k followers as of November 2023. As stated by the bio on his page, he is not on Twitter or TikTok.

The final word

Despite facing several hurdles in his career and, at some point, without a club, Alex Song has managed to work his way to the top. He won multiple honours at Barcelona and Arsenal, including La Liga, Supercopa de Espana, and Football League Cup runner-up.

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