NAME: Ivan Gladkow “another day, another injury”!

TEAM: 1st


BIRTH DATE: 15/10/81

BIRTH PLACE: Buckinghamshire


-Newport Pagnell, Buckinghamshire

-Landrecies, Lille, France

-Lancaster University

1.    Tell us who you are outside of the club. What do you do, how would you describe yourself?

Client Relationship Director……………Have been described as “The Main Man” 🙂

2. How did you end up at Merton FC?

BBF Woody (Best mate from Uni) was playing at Merton and told me to come and play at Merton, the rest is history.

3.    What was your best moment in your MFC career till now?

Promotion to top division and then cup final, that memorable season!

4. If you could play for a professional team, which would be it and why?
I don’t follow one team so any of the top 4.

5. Do you have any pre-match rituals or superstitions?

Same meal routine, toilet routine, same accessories (hair band and shin pads, shirt (Number 7) etc)

6. Lastly, share us your goals/expectations for the season.

Getting promoted again giving the top division another go and then retiring!


Player of the season (at Merton, or in professional football): Charlie Hockless thus far! He has become coordinated over the summer break and he has definitely been practicing in his back garden.

Childhood Team: N/A

Favorite team in the UK: N/A

Favorite team outside the UK: N/A

Childhood Hero: Jean Claude Van Damme

Favorite Food: Steak

Favourite Drink: Jaeger bomb or a Predator

Favourite Band: One Direction! Obvs

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