Player Profile – Ryan Burchell
NAME: Ryan Burchell
BIRTH DATE: 09/10/97
BIRTH PLACE: Kingston
PREVIOUS CLUBS: None
- Tell us who you are outside of the club. What do you do, how would you describe yourself?
I’m currently a team leader in training at Sainsbury’s and I’m doing my best to balance a job in retail and playing football… Unsuccessfully at the minute! I’d describe myself as a friendly, wannabe funnyman who’s always up for a laugh and a beer or two.
- How did you end up at Merton FC?
Been watching since I was about 10 years old with my Dad playing for the 6s and when I was finally old enough I put on the yellow shirt and have loved it ever since.
- What was your best moment in your MFC career till now?
Up until a month ago this would’ve been winning Player of The Season for the 6s in my second season but now it has to be scoring my first Merton hatrick.
- If you could play for a professional team, which would be it and why?
I would play for my boyhood club Arsenal, been a fan since I was little (Much to the disappointment of my Dad) and walking out onto the Emirates would be a dream come true.
- Do you have any pre-match rituals or superstitions?
Not really, apart from praying Scholesy doesn’t put me on the bench
- Lastly, share us your goals/expectations for the season.
Hopefully be able to see the 4s pull off a miraculous recovery and avoid relegation, as well as the 5s continuing their good form and winning their league.
Player of the season (at Merton, or in professional football): Will Harrison
Childhood Team: Arsenal
Favourite team in the UK: Arsenal
Favourite team outside the UK: Borrusia Dortmund
Childhood Hero: Thierry Henry
Favourite Food: Gammon Steak and chips
Favourite Drink: Bulmers
Favourite Band: Not a band but Ed Sheeran (appropriately)