Player Profile – Sam Singer Ripley
NAME: Sam Singer Ripley
BIRTH DATE: 7/10/1997
BIRTH PLACE: Mitcham
PREVIOUS CLUBS: T&M U16
- 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
- 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
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
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