Player Profile – Vincenzo Di Matteo
NAME: Vincenzo Di Matteo
POSITION: Centre Back/ Sweeper
BIRTH DATE: 28/10/87
BIRTH PLACE: Aldershot, Hampshire
Tell us who you are outside of the club. What do you do, how would you describe yourself?
I work for a commercial radio station based in Guildford as a Media Sales Executive. I would say I am ambitious and I love winning.
How did you end up at Merton FC?
I worked with Neal Davison at The Weybridge Health Club as a sales manager. Neal was my GM and invited me down 2 seasons ago.
What was your best moment in your MFC career till now?
I won Managers Player of the Year at the end of last season when Lofty was managing the 3’s (before he deserted us)
4. If you could play for a professional team, which would be it and why?
Barcelona, because it would mean I could play with the worlds best team and win most of the time
Do you have any pre-match rituals or superstitions?
Obviously a fry up Saturday mornings followed by a pre match dump at about 11.30am
Lastly, share us your goals/expectations for the season?
Given that the 3’s were promoted last season and the position we find ourselves in this season currently I would say staying up would be a good ambition. And perhaps a better goals against record.
Childhood Team: Man Utd
Favourite team in the UK: Man Utd
Favourite team outside the UK: Napoli
Childhood Hero: Paul Scholes
Favourite Food: Pizza
Favourite Drink: Robinson’s Peach Squash
Favourite Band: I’m slowly getting into Mustard’s Whale Music that he introduced me to last season