I’m Adam, 21 year old goalkeeper for Scunthorpe United. Been playing football all of my life, my Grandad got me playing in goal in my back garden as soon as I could walk! Football has been my life for as long as I can remember, everyday I’ve put football first to try and make myself the best I can possibly be. Football has given me so much in my life and I want that to continue at the best level possible for as long as possible. I’ve always loved getting dirty and throwing myself around, so goalkeeping found me in a way.
My name is Nikola Tzanev and I currently playing for AFC Wimbledon. I moved from NZ because of my dad’s work. I was playing for Hampton and Richmond Sunday league team when they approached me and invited me for a trial. It was a very good loan spell where I learnt a lot. Being that young and playing men’s football is the best thing for young GKs to be doing. Great experience and was very good for my development. I was a little bit surprised because there were some other very good players in that team.
My name is Andre, I’m 17 years old, and currently I’m a goalkeeper at Morecambe FC. I’m Portuguese, was born in Brazil where I spent 6 years of my life then moved to Portugal where I first had contact with actual football and played football for a team. I only started playing football because of my cousin, which is one year older than me, I went to watch him on his first session with the club and the coach invited me to join. I got put straight in the goal, even without gloves…
Hi! I’m 26 years old, lived in Sweden for almost 7 years now! Moved over here a few months after leaving Macclesfield. Never thought after my first season in Sweden 6 years on I’d still be over here but I love the life over here, a lot different to back home.. I’m a pretty chilled lad so the lifestyle suits me over in Sweden as its super relaxed. I started football pretty late I think, it wasn’t till I was around 9/10 I joined a team, just playing locally on a Sunday.
I’m just a normal Boro lad, some would say not normal, proud dad to my daughter Darcie, 38 going on 21. Coming from the north east, your just born into it, my dad was a goalkeeper for local level and taught me everything he knew, I loved kicking a ball about every day/night, outdoor and in the house! but just seemed to be a natural thing to just be between the sticks, And my dad brought that out more in me. Big Boro fans and just wanted to one day do what my heroes did. Well coming through at Lilleshall national school, and then into academy and young pro..
I’m Laurie Walker 30 year old goalkeeper currently playing for Mk dons in in League 1. I wouldn’t say I have any specific strength of weakness, I work hard daily in training to try and improve my all round game to make sure I’m up to scratch and ready to play. Joining Mk as a kid is every kids dream come true, you take it for granted as a kid which is one thing I regret I wish I’d of spent more time on the training pitch at the time. But it was very different as I worked under two different managers who both had very different styles of play which was tough to adapt to quickly as a youth team player.