England captain Casey Stoney runs through some quickfire Club Website questions on her experience of the beautiful game. Don’t worry, it’s just for fun!
First team: The Blue Arrow Boys Team Under 10s
First pair of boots: A pair of Lotto hand-me-downs
Playing position as a kid: Either up front or in behind the front two. I always wanted to be a striker. I just wasn’t quick enough!
Favourite team: Arsenal
Football hero as a kid: Ian Wright
Best place you’ve played football: Wembley
Career highlight: Beating Brazil 1-0 at Wembley (Olympic Games, 31 July 2012)
Low point: Losing 2-0 to Canada in the Quarter Final (just three days later)
Best opponent you’ve played against: Birgit Prinz (Germany)
Toughest opponent in training: Rachel Williams (England, Team GB) I would say. She’s a bit of a brute.
Who’s the worst in training but turns it on for match day: Precious Hamilton (Lincoln Ladies) definitely. Lucky if she even gets to training at time definitely.
Biggest joker: Jill Scott (England, Team GB)
Biggest poser: Sophie Walton (Lincoln Ladies)
Best part of your game: Probably reading the game
Thing you’d most like to improve: I’d love to be quicker
Best thing about women’s football: We don’t dive around as much as the men
If I wasn’t a footballer… I’d love to be a pop star, but I can’t sing.
I love football because… So many reasons… because it has changed my life.
If you haven’t already, check out Club Website’s interview with Casey Stoney and find out her thoughts on what is potentially a fantastic year ahead for women’s football.
Casey Stoney was speaking to promote the Danone Nations Cup, a global grassroots football competition to inspire children to get active and believe in their dreams. For more information visit www.danonenationscup.co.uk