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8 Facts about Rigobert Song which you probably didn’t know

Rigobert Song Bahanag aka Capi aka Manyang has set records that distinguish him from many other Cameroonian footballers. The 40 year old is definitely a living legend! Here are facts about Rigobert Song that you probably didn’t know.

  • He was the first player to be sent off twice in the FIFA World cup(1994 and 1998)
  • At the 1994 FIFA World Cup, Rigobert Song became the youngest player to ever be sent off in the World Cup at the age of 17.
  • Rigobert Song was the only player to play in both the 1994 and 2010 FIFA World Cup tournaments
  • Rigobert Song played in four FIFA World Cup tournaments(1994, 1998, 2002 and 2010)
  • Rigobert Song is Cameroon’s most capped player with 137 appearances.
  • Rigobert Song holds the record for most AFCON tournaments played in(8), and served as Cameroon’s captain in 5 of them.
  • Rigobert Song holds the record for most consecutive games played in the AFCON(35)
  • He inspired PUMA to produce a limited edition of mismatched soccer boots. Click HERE to read more.
Source of 87.5% of the facts is @africafactszone A Twitter account which curates facts from all over Africa. Follow them for interesting facts on Africa.
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