Name: Jonas Suarez 

Team: Merton 4s

Position: The wings are my territory

Birthdate: 17/06/85

Birthplace: Canary Islands (Spain)

Previous Clubs: Hyde Park and Woodhouse FC (futsal – Leeds), CD Los Portales, UD Teror and others.

  1. 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. 

  1. 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.

  1. 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.

  1. 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!

  1. 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.

  1. 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 

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