Let’s start with the fact that I have always loved to play football, everything I done I somehow relate it to football. I joined a registered club in quite late age, as 12 years old, when kids usually start in a club as 6-7 yers old.I improved fast in my career, all thanks to many hours of own practice. Already as 14 years old I were invited to play with the adults first team in BK-46.
Today I have been playing 9 years as semi-proffesional in Finnish 2nd division. My possition on the field is left wingback or left midfielder.
My very first football boots were a pair of Nike Tiempo that my parents bought to me from a local grocery store. As my feet grew I had to get another pair. This time I got the boots free from a friend of mine, a pair of used Puma Kings and they happened to be 2 sizes too big.
Soon in a age of 15 I started to notice that I were interested in the design of football boots, even in some history and developement of boots.
At this time I wore a pair of Adidas Predator Manias followed by Adidas F50+ “Spiderweb” and Nike Mercurial Vapor II. Then in 2006 I continued with the Nike Mercurial Vapor III and since then I have been wearing Nike Mercurial! And why I do that: I got narrow feet and one of my strengths has been speed, so I like the close to ball feel with the Mercurials.
When I was 13 years old I made a wishlist for christmas. On that list there was a pair of Adidas Predator Precision. The most beautiful boot I had ever seen! I cut the ad from a newspaper and glued on my wishlist, hoping to get a pair for christmas. Sadly it never happened. This because the Precisions were an old model and sold out in Decenber 2002. So the christmas was ruined haha.
The second boot that is a big part of my life is Nike Mercurial Vapor I. Released in 2002, the same year that I started football. First years I wore Nike Tiempo, Puma King and Adidas Predator, but they didn’t feel alright. So in 2003 I had the opportunity to try a pair of Nike Mercurial Vapor I and they were spot on! The look, the touch and the lightness was perfect.
Favourite Player and Team.
All began during the 2002 World Cup in Japan & South Korea. I were watching France playing on the TV and I asked my parents which player should I follow? Mom replied: “Watch Zidane play!” From that day Zidane was my favourite player and idol!
My favourite team became Real Madrid, simply as Zidane played there.
Once Zidane got retired from football I kept supporting Real Madrid. A new idol for me became Benzema, a bit similiar history as Zidane.