- Stefan Nielsen
- 6ft 1in
Previous clubs: Clapton FC, Stansted FC, Wadham Lodge, New Mills, UEL 1st team
Place of Birth Stockport
Home Gallions Reach, Docklands
Day job Account Manager for a global cloud infrastructure company
Favourite player Ronaldo
Favourite team, apart from CCFC Manchester United.
Most memorable match played in I’ll pick a Clapton one. Last minute win against Redbridge, both teams won six in a row going into the game, 2-2 after 20 minutes and got a goal in the game. 2-0 Ilford away was also special.
Favourite ground played at Leyton Orient
Biggest high in football Winning four consecutive leagues and a cup at the University of East London, becoming
their most successful player.
Lowest point in football Leaving Clapton FC three games before the end of the season.
Likes and hobbies I’m easily pleased. Football, golf, travelling, the pub, watching films, listening to music.
Favourite charity Mind.
Favourite country visited Mexico.
Favourite food Pizza.
Favourite music/performers My music taste can vary massively, from J Cole and Wretch 32 to U2, Oasis, The Smiths etc. I also love a lot of 80s/90s music.
Favourite TV shows the US office, Game of Thrones, Line of Duty, The Fall. Recently, Narcos and Unforgotten. Favourite film The Pianist.
What you love about football The ups and downs, the unpredictability, the rivalry, the ability to create and the togetherness.
What you hate about football At this level, abuse towards people giving up their own time to be involved in the sport they’re passionate about, whether that be players, coaches or referees. Beyond that, the imbalance of money between the top and lower levels of football is ridiculous.
Biggest influence on you my soon to be wife, she has helped me massively and motivated me to get where I am today. I owe her a lot.
Footballing ambition To be a big part of the Clapton CFC movement helping the team up through the leagues.
Who you would most like to meet Sir Alex Ferguson.