For this week’s player spotlight, we have Sean Patrick Kane, Half-Filipino, Half-Irish, and our newest midfielder. He studied Sports Management at Menlo College and currently resides in Manila.
When did you start playing football?
I started playing when I was 6 years old when I first moved from the Philippines to Holland. My older sister was really into it at the time and she taught me all about the basics.
Do you play any other sports?
I don’t anymore, but I used to play a lot of ping pong and tennis back in the day.
Who is your idol?
I don’t really have an idol. But I’ve always followed and looked up to Zlatan Ibrahimovic. He’s a great example of an individual whose made it from nothing and is a inspiration for a lot of people. Other then that, I really enjoy watching a player like Iniesta on the pitch. He defines the CM role and makes everything look so easy.
If you were to describe Voltes’ playstyle in three words, what would they be and why?
If I would have to describe Voltes then it had to be: simple, purpose, and teamwork. Something the coaches emphasize a lot on in practice and has shown great results just looking back to last season.
If you were given the option to choose another position besides your current one, what would it be and why?
Initially I’ve always been a winger so that would be my first choice. I’ve also been used as a full back and center back at times but prefer to be higher up on the field.
What are your goals for this year?
To contribute to the team as much as I can and get on the scoresheet more often.
What are your hobbies besides football?
When I’m not training on the pitch, I like to spend a lot of time in the gym. I also enjoy food and traveling. Despite being born in the Philippines, there is still endless of places I haven’t visited yet that is on my to do list.
Is there anything you’d like to tell our readers?
Thank you for your continuous support and make sure to make it out to our games! Let’s make 2017 a good year!