Player Profile – Akram Choudhury
NAME: Akram ‘(the real) Akkers’ Choudhury
TEAM: Merton FC 4s
POSITION: Centre Mid
BIRTH DATE: 05/12/90 (26 yo)
BIRTH PLACE: Hackney, London
PREVIOUS CLUBS: Loughborough United and SLFN
- Tell us who you are outside of the club. What do you do, how would you describe yourself?
Graduated in 2012 with an Economics degree from Loughborough Uni, volunteered for a charity working with kids and then became a qualified maths teacher. After 4 years of managing ‘tough’ teenage pupils, I sold out and recently joined a ‘cushty’ private secondary school.
- How did you end up at Merton FC?
I joined last Xmas after Phil Truman told me he was going to, but then he didn’t because he was too busy training for the London marathon! We’re both at Merton now anyway 🙂
- What do you like most about Merton FC?
Plenty of squads to suit most abilities and easy to join and get involved with socials. And everyone is pretty friendly
- If you could play for a professional team,
which would be it and why?
Manchester United because I grew up near Arsenal so it only makes sense to support their rivals…
- Do you have any pre-match rituals or superstitions?
Not really, just make sure the bowels are clear.
- Lastly, share us your goals/expectations for the season.
Promotion with the 4s, maybe even clinch the title. Got a £10 bet with Sonny to score more goals than him so 2 should be enough. Couple of assists and clean sheets would be nice.
Favourite Player (at Merton, or in professional football): Sonny because he’s the only player in 4s (excluding defenders) who tracks back!
Childhood Team: Possibly Newcastle due to Shearer.
Favourite team in the UK: Man Utd
Favourite team outside the UK: Real Madrid
Childhood Hero: David Beckham
Favourite Food: Burgers, cakes, carby Italian dishes
Favourite Drink: Coffee
Favourite Band: Whatever is on Spotify’s playlists but I do like Odesza.