Player Profile – Jonas Suarez
Name: Jonas Suarez
Team: Merton 4s
Position: The wings are my territory
Birthplace: Canary Islands (Spain)
Previous Clubs: Hyde Park and Woodhouse FC (futsal – Leeds), CD Los Portales, UD Teror and others.
- Tell us who you are outside of the club. What do you do, how could you describe yourself?
My name is Jonas Suarez, but I promise you biting is not one of my football skills. I’m a Digital Product Designer. I design software, apps, websites, etc. I came to England, Leeds, four years and a half ago but I’ve been living in London for the last two and a half. The idea was to learn English and come back, but here I am. People usually ask me, what that f*ck are you doing here if you are from Canary Island? Well, I was born in, and I enjoyed it, but I suppose I’m in love with England too. It was love at first English breakfast, hahaha.
I’m a friendly guy that loves sport, nature, and design. I’ve played a lot of football during my life but also running, boxing, climbing, you name it.
- How did you end up at Merton FC?
For a colleague of a colleague of my wife’s colleague, or something like that. They put me in touch with Sam Kapadia and he introduced me to the team.
- What do you like most about Merton FC?
Too soon to say but for now, it feels like everyone cares a lot. Everyone has been helpful and friendly to me. Also, worth to mention that Merton 4s team has a group of people with an incredible camaraderie attitude when playing together it felt like a team since day one.
- If you could play for a professional team, which would be it and why?
Real Madrid, it is my team since I know what football is. If I could choose for any team in history, it would be the Brasil team of Ronaldo, Ronaldinho, Rivaldo, Cafu, Roberto Carlos, etc. What a group!
- Do you have any pre-match ritual or superstitions?
Not really, try to eat 3 hours before the match an stretch properly. That comes with age, hehe.
- Lastly, share with us your goals/expectations for the season.
I’m ambitious, +20 goals / +10 assists if I play wing forward. +10 goals / +20 assists if a play full wing.
It sounds more like a wish list, but I already have one each, hehe.
– Rapid fire –
Favorite Player: Ronaldo Luís Nazário de Lima
Childhood Team: UD Las Palmas & Real Madrid
Favorite Team in the UK: Right now, Manchester City. They have one of the best players from my islands, David Silva.
Favorite Team outside of the UK: Real Madrid
Childhood Hero: Maurice Greene (Fastest man in the world in my generation)
Favorite food: Whatever Canary recipe that my mom cooks.
Favorite drink: Fresh made tropical fruits juice.
Favorite band: Offspring
Go Mertooooon!! hehe