NAME: Sam Singer Ripley

TEAM: 5s

POSITION: Goalkeeper 

BIRTH DATE: 7/10/1997



  1. Tell us who you are outside of the club. What do you do, how would you describe yourself?

I am a student at Roehampton university, I study Sport and Exercise Science. Other than football my hobbies include cycling and eating

  1. How did you end up at Merton FC?

I was just searching around on the internet for local football clubs at the beginning of last season because I stopped playing football a while ago after a nasty injury, I came across Merton FC’s website and decided to give it a go – I never looked back

  1. What was your best moment in your MFC career till now?

I’ve only been here a couple of seasons, but hopefully this season, getting promoted with the 5’s would be great. My worst moment, as many of you probably already know – Was being taken away in an ambulance after an ‘off the field’ accident occurred. 

  1. If you could play for a professional team, which would be it and why?

Liverpool, they definitely have a goalkeeping problem, so I think I’d be a great contender. It would also be awesome to play for the team I support.

  1. Do you have any pre-match rituals or superstitions?

I always make sure I’ve got my tape on the correct way. As well as making sure that I’ve got my lucky gloves on hand. I also try and make sure I go to bed a little earlier than normal.

  1. Lastly, share us your goals/expectations for the season.

I hope to get promoted with the 5’s and keep up my challenge for the Golden Glove award.

Rapid Fire

Player of the season (so far): Andy Bitmead – Scoring hatricks for fun

Favourite position: CAM but I can’t play football so I play in goal

Favourite team in the UK: Liverpool FC

Favourite team outside the UK: Borussia Dortmund

Childhood Hero: Jens Lehmann

Favourite Food: Pizza huts’ Chicken, bacon and sweetcorn pizza

Favourite Drink: Dr. Pepper

Favourite Band/Artist: Imagine Dragons

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