Player Profile – Mario Del Prestito
NAME: Mario Del Prestito
POSITION: central midfield
BIRTH DATE: 02/12/1984
BIRTH PLACE: Milan, Italy
PREVIOUS CLUBS: Mitcham Park FC
- Tell us who you are outside of the club. What do you do, how would you describe yourself?
i’m a real family/friends person who likes to spend time with those in front of a nice lunch/dinner with wines. Easy-going, love travelling and practise/watch sports.
- How did you end up at Merton FC?
Just saw an ad on Facebook looking for new players so i’ve decided to have a go as my previous team was a little bit unorganised.
- What do you like most about Merton FC?
Obviously, organization, structure and the camaraderie. Everything is really clear, and with committed people.
- If you could play for a professional team, which would be it and why?
AC Milan as I’ve supported them since I was a child.
- Do you have any pre-match rituals or superstitions?
Yes i do as a good Italian. I always wear right sock, shinpad and boot first.
- Lastly, share with us your goals/expectations for the season.
I think everyone should aim to win everything but I also wish to enjoy playing as I’ve done so far.
Favourite Player (at Merton, or in professional football): Andrea Pirlo
Childhood Team: AC Milan
Favourite team in the UK: Fulham FC
Favourite team outside the UK: AC Milan
Childhood Hero: Bud Spencer
Favourite Food: Pizza – very italian!!!!
Favourite Drink: Red Wine
Favourite Band: Queen