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Getting To Know: Nathan Delfouneso

Find Out A Bit More About Long-Serving Forward

30 October 2019

Nathan Delfouneso has made more than 200 appearances in various stints with Blackpool over the years.

But what do we know about the forward away from the football pitch? We recently caught up with him to find out some of his interests, routines and favourite things. 

Who was your sporting hero growing up?

Thierry Henry and the Brazilian Ronaldo.

What’s the best bit of advice you’ve taken on board?

Just to be myself and play with freedom.

Do you have any pre-match superstitions?

I’ve got a few. I’m last out of the dressing room, I do a prayer before going out for the game and a couple of other things.  

Favourite goal you’ve scored in your career so far? 

My first professional one, which was a left foot volley in the UEFA Cup for Villa. It was my first start and a special moment against MSK Zilina. 

What would you have been if not a footballer?

That’s a difficult one. Throughout my life I’ve been football and put everything in to being a footballer. I couldn’t tell you what I would have been if not. 

What is your favourite film?

Coach Carter. I like the meaning of the film and the lessons you can learn. It was one of my favourite films growing up. 

If you could pick a goal by somebody else that you’d have loved to have scored, what would it be? 

It would be between two – George Weah for AC Milan vs Verona, or Lionel Messi’s against Athletic Bilbao. Weah went on a run from his own box and Messi picked up the ball just inside his own half, which was reminiscent of Maradona.

Alongside yourself, name another four players who would make up your ultimate five-aside team. 

David De Gea, Virgil Van Dijk, Marco Verratti and Thierry Henry.  


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