Next up is Brighton & Hove Albion midfielder Alireza Jahanbakhsh. The Iranian reveals his favourite football player from times gone by, his food of choice, his favourite other sportsperson and much more.
Name: Alireza Jahanbakhsh
Birthplace: Qazvin, Iran
Previous clubs: Damash Tehran, Damash Gilan, NEC, AZ Alkmaar
Favourite player past: Brazilian Ronaldo
Favourite player present: The new Ronaldo (Cristiano)
Job you’d do if not a footballer: I was studying to be an auto mechanic before football!
Team supported as a kid: Manchester United
Favourite other sport: Volleyball — I play it sometimes but watching is also fun.
Other sportsperson you most admire: Muhammad Ali
Most memorable match played in: The World Cup game against Argentina in 2014 — I only played 20 minutes but it was my first experience of a World Cup. I was only 19 and it was fantastic.
Biggest disappointment: I have two — drawing against Portugal in the 2018 World Cup and losing the cup final in Holland twice in a row
Best stadium played in: Anfield, but I’ve heard about Old Trafford being great.
Favourite food: Any Persian/Iranian food — I like an Iranian kebab!
Last download/CD bought: Xxxtentacion & Lil Pump ft Maluma & Swae Lee — Arms Around You
All-time favourite music artist: Enrique Iglesias
Best dressed team-mate: Bruno
Worst dressed: Florin Andone
Must-watch current TV programme: I don’t really watch any TV, maybe sometimes football.
Best film ever seen: I’ll go with The Fast & The Furious
Superstitions: My hair is always important, I pray before every game and always have to jump one time before the game, just to get the feeling!
Favourite holiday resort: Tenerife — I’ve been there twice
Career plan when you finish playing: I want to enjoy life with my family, but maybe I’d like to have my own business
Finally describe yourself in three words: Kind. Respectful. Giving.