Player Profile – Ram Mahbubani
NAME: Ram Mahbubani
POSITION: LEFT BACK, RIGHT BACK, CENTRE MIDFIELD
BIRTH DATE: 02/02/1975
BIRTH PLACE: MIDDLESEX
PREVIOUS CLUBS: WINCHMORE HILL, ALEXANDRA PARK
Tell us who you are outside of the club. What do you do, how would you describe yourself?
I am a Graphic Designer working for a publishing company in North London specialising in the maritime industry. You may not know, but I also put together the Merton Way every week. If you read ‘Ram’s Heads Up’ then you might have drawn your own conclusions as to what kind of person I am, but I’m just a down to earth bloke who enjoys a good laugh but likes doing things against the norm.
How did you end up at Merton FC?
I was looking for a club near Sutton as my girlfriend lives down there as the travelling after football/cricket from North London on a Saturday evening was tiresome and long. So now I find myself travelling down on a Saturday morning from Wembley.
What was your best moment in your Merton FC career till now?
Not many memorable ones, that’s the problem when you play consistently well each week. Seriously, I would have to say first goal for the club against Civil Service. A left foot volley from the edge of the box with the goalkeeper nowhere near it.
If you could play for a professional team, which would be it and why?
FC Barcelona, my second team. To play that kind of football every week and in the Nou Camp would be a dream.
Do you have any pre-match rituals or superstitions?
To make sure I have atleast one shot at goal, otherwise I don’t get many chances during the game.
Lastly, share us your goals/expectations for the season.
To have a winning season with the sixes. That means win more than we lose! Also to be competitive in all our matches.
Player of the season (so far): Heung-Min Son
Childhood Team: Tottenham Hotspur
Favourite team in the UK: Tottenham Hotspur
Favourite team outside the UK: FC Barcelona
Childhood Hero: Glenn Hoddle
Favourite Food: Girlfriend’s stews/casseroles
Favourite Drink: Single Malt Whisky on the rocks
Favourite Band: The Roots