- Phil Blakesley
- 6ft 3in
- Current Team
- Clapton CFC men’s development, Clapton CFC men’s first team
Previous clubs My most recent club in London were called Wojaks
Place of Birth Lincoln
Home Stoke Newington, Hackney
Day job Account manager/Football coach for Arsenal in the Community
Favourite player The original Ronaldo (R9) and now Messi
Favourite team, apart from CCFC Arsenal
Most memorable match played in Trial game for a scholarship where I scored a 40-yard volley
Favourite ground played at Emirates
Biggest high in football Acquiring scholarship to USA. Goal of the season/top assister winner. Signing for Clapton CFC.
Lowest point in football Missing a penalty in a cup final.
Likes and hobbies Apart from anything to do with football; reading, films, keeping fit, socialising, visiting hot countries. Dislikes The cold and fascists.
Favourite charity St Joseph’s Hospice (I raised over £1,000 earlier this year for them).
Favourite country visited Colombia – I am half Colombian, so am slightly biased 😉
Favourite food Italian or Mexican.
Favourite music/performers Nas.
Favourite TV shows The Wire, Peep Show, Match of the Day.
Favourite film Quentin Tarantino films or Goodfellas.
What you love about football Passion, community, team spirit.
What you hate about football Losing or injuries. Biggest influence on you My mum, sister and brother in law.
Footballing ambition Back to back promotions with Clapton – chipping in with a few assists and goals along the way 😉 An FA cup match would be special too.
Who you would most like to meet Tony Robbins.