Rigobert Song Bahanag born on July 1st,1976 in Nkenglicock Cameroon is a Cameroonian former professional football player who played as defender. He was Known for his defensive skills.

Internationally, he played a record of eight African Cup of Nations tournaments and served as captain in five .The ones he was not captain for were South Africa 1996, Burkina Faso 1998 and Angola 2010. He holds the record of most consecutive games played in the tournament with 35 first team games. He has won two CAF African Cup of Nations titles in 2000 and 2002.

In 2009, Song was dropped as Cameroon captain by new coach Paul Le Guen, who eventually appointed Samuel Eto’o as the new captain. With 137 appearances, Song also holds the record of the most capped player in the history of the Cameroon national team and has played in four World Cups that of; 1994, 1998, 2002 and 2010.

Song started his professional career with Metz and helped the club to win the “Coupe de la Ligue” in 1996. After appearing at the 1998 World Cup, he joined Salernitana. In January 1999, he left Italy to start successive stints with Liverpool. He stayed there until 2004 and moved on to Turkey, where he spent four years with Galatasaray, winning two Super League titles and the Turkish Cup. Song then signed a contract with Trabzonspor in 2008, where he won another Turkish Cup and stayed until 2010.

Song is married to Esther Song, and has four children (two sons and two daughters): Ronny, Bryan, Yohanna Bernadette and Hillary Veronique Liliane. They currently live in Liverpool. Rigobert is also a national ambassador for Cameroon

On 3 October 2016, Song suffered a cerebral attack and was hospitalised in Cameroon. He was in a coma for two days after having a stroke withg doctors planning to transfer him to a French hospital for further treatment.He returned to Cameroon in April 2017 and resumed coaching duties with Cameroon A team’ later that year.

On 28 February 2022, it is announced that Song replaces Toni Conceição as the “manager sélectionneur” of the senior Cameroon national team

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