In The Beginning
My name is Mikael Ramaker, and I am a footballer. At least, I hope to be. Up until now I though it was too late, but through a few unexpected, lucky events, I think I have a break. I am 15, and, at this age, most footballers would already have been at a youth academy for a few seasons. Still, I can catch up.
I was born and raised in Saint-Etienne, France, where my Dutch family moved. Despite spending my entire life in France, I feel like a Dutchman. My name, my family, my history lies in Holland. Still, I am not decided on which International team I'd side with if I ever got the chance.
I obviously support AS Saint-Etienne, as, growing up, it was the team I went to see on a regular basis. However, I do really like Ajax and I follow them on the European level. Those are the only teams I really like.
Messi, for me, is the best player in the world. I think he is fantastic, one of the best in the last few decades, maybe better than Zidane and Ronaldo. At Saint-Etienne, I like Aubameyang, I like his quick, slick style of play. I also really like Ben Arfa, I think he is very good on the ball and his dribbling is something I aspire to replicate.
Like Messi and Aubameyang, my main position is Striker. I am good at scoring. When I play with my friends, I always score the most. I am not ball greedy, like some, I try and assist as often as possible... but when the ball falls in to place, and I have the chance to score- I do. I can play on the wings too, as I am quite fast and a good dribbler, but, I am best at forward.
So, about that lucky event. My father helped this man who's car broke down, and, while repairing his car, he found out he was a football agent. Not just any football agent, but the same agent that works with Younes Belhanda and Adil Remi! After he met me and I showed him what I could do, he said he could work with me, and find me a club!
Marco said it would be hard to find a club for me in France, but it would be quite easy in Holland. He spoke to a few clubs and I have actually heard some are preparing a contract offer! I'd be interested in joining any team in the Eredivisie, so if I get an offer, it would be amazing.