Player Profile – Tom Benham
NAME: Tom Benham
BIRTH DATE: 17th April 1984
BIRTH PLACE: Croydon
PREVIOUS CLUBS: South Bank Cuaco 2s, Royal Sun Alliance (Amateur Football Combination league)
1. Tell us who you are outside of the club. What do you do, how would you describe yourself?
I work in real estate investment for a small asset manager. I would describe myself as someone who doesn’t take life too seriously, enjoys playing sports, drinking, and traveling
2. How did you end up at Merton FC?
Moved down the road from the Hood and heard good things about the club. Joined with Chris and Nick for the start of the 15/16 season
3. What was your best moment in your MFC career till now?
Getting players player of the year in my first season for the 3s
4. If you could play for a professional team, which would be it and why?
5. Do you have any pre-match rituals or superstitions?
Grande Americano before kickoff
6. Lastly, share us your goals/expectations for the season.
Poor start, hoping to reach double digits
Childhood Team: Crystal Palace FC
Favourite team in the UK: Crystal Palace FC
Favourite team outside the UK: Barcelona
Childhood Hero: Roberto Baggio
Favourite Food: Seafood
Favourite Drink: Peroni
Favourite Band: Bob Marley and the Wailers