NAME: Mario Del Prestito

TEAM: 3’s

POSITION: central midfield

BIRTH DATE: 02/12/1984

BIRTH PLACE: Milan, Italy


  1. 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.

  1. 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.

  1. What do you like most about Merton FC?

Obviously, organization, structure and the camaraderie. Everything is really clear, and with committed people.

  1. 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.

  1. 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.

  1. 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

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