Player Profile – Siraj Durrani
NAME: Siraj Durrani
BIRTH DATE: 28/08/1992
BIRTH PLACE: Slough
PREVIOUS CLUBS: We could be here all day.
Tell us who you are outside of the club. What do you do, how would you describe yourself?
I currently work as a Data Security analyst, so I deal with internal and external threats to a large American Insurance firm. My work colleagues know me as a very reserved guy, which I totally agree with. My childhood friends know me as the dictator which says something for my footballing demeanor.
How did you end up at Merton FC?
I moved to London around July and was looking for a new team. Had a look on Gumtree and here I am.
What was your best moment in your MFC career till now?
Getting Motm vs BoE and saving two pens in said game.
If you could play for a professional team, which would be it and why?
Eibar. Small ground, ¼ of the population at every home game. Small budget, yet fight way above their weight.
Do you have any pre-match rituals or superstitions?
Never wear the same brand boots and gloves and always tape left knee before right.
Lastly, share us your goals/expectations for the season.
Get promoted and have a decent cup run.
Player of the season (at Merton, or in professional football): Chaz Martin / Ander Herrera.
Childhood Team: Manchester United
Favourite team in the UK: Wigan
Favourite team outside the UK: Eibar
Childhood Hero: Santiago Canizares
Favourite Food: Pizza
Favourite Drink: Rose Milk
Favourite Band: Erra