York City FC
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Jerez Industrial CF
York City FC
Cambridge United FC
|2012 (on loan)|
Stockport County FC
Boreham Wood FC
York City FC
Hi I am Adriano Moke, I’m a professional football player and play for York City.
What are your specific qualities as a football player?
I like to get on the ball as much I can and try make things work that can be in possession counter attack but also like to do the other part as in defending as a team or even individual, love to dribble with the ball at pace I feel like that’s my main strength.
How do you prepare for an (important) competition? (music, rituals, etc.)
I’m relax listen to music and get in to my game mode or usually just dance about in the changing rooms get my nervous out the way if I feel like it’s a big game get that nervous butterfly in the belly away and just focus but normally just really relaxes and speak to myself in my head what my target for certain games I need to reach for example I say I want to be the best player in this pitch don’t lose the ball and work hard and that’s what I try put on my head while listening to music.
In the youth did you played football for Leeds United FC and Nottingham Forest FC. How did you experienced the youth competitions?
My youth level was a really good experience playing against the top academies reserve team back then learned a lot being a young scholar/Pro at Nottingham forest training with first team now and then was really good experience and training with players that. Have played in international so was really good , for Leeds it was a dream but unfortunately I didn’t get a scholarship there which I was really upset with that but playing for Leeds academy playing the likes of Danny rose Fabian Delph was some dream as a youngster I always knew they was going to reach at the top.
In 2010 you moved from the English football club Nottingham Forest FC to the Spanish football club Jerez Industrial CF. Why did you chose to play football in Spain at that young age?
I choose to go to Spain cause I wanted to experience playing abroad and when someone told me that was an opportunity to go there and give it ago one thing I was thinking was la Liga football would suit the way I play and it was a really dream experience to play out in Spain to learn they culture and there was something else and I loved every single minute of it.
You’ve played for a lot of football clubs. At which club do you have learned the most so far?
Has to be York city as a footballer you’re going to make mistake that’s either moving clubs or staying but being at York now and playing every week made me realise how lucky I am and what a big club York are and to put the York shirt every time I step on that pitch it’s always a honour and I love it.
What is the most important football lesson you have learned and who taught you that?
The most important lesson I learn was from my dad as he was a footballer himself he taught me a lot thinks like about my strength and how football itself it’s tough and you got make sacrifices you have to take risk in it like for example when I went to Spain to play my dad always told me try different type of football so I learned a lot from him and also my big brother (Ferdy).
What were your highs and lows during your football career?
My high was playing at Wembley who would of thought I would ever step in the Wembley pitch cause I never thought that would of ever happen and to win trophies and add that on my cv knowing I was a conference champions and also Conference North champion FA trophy champions twice fantastic feeling and also getting called up for Portugal under 18/19s was some experience that I never forget , my low during my career and this would stick in my life for life was when I reject a contract at Tenerife when I was out in Spain at the time your young you see your friends getting debut at clubs so I wanted to come back home and prove myself to everyone but had a contract offered me at Tenerife at the time when they was in la Liga which I regret not signing there.
What are your personal goals this season?
My personal goals simple help York get promoted and be the best footballer in the league without a doubt.