Another week, another Premier League footballer.
Marvin Sordell actually started playing football as a goalkeeper. Too good a goal scorer to be put in between the sticks, he eventually transitioned into a forward.
Sordell started his professional career at Watford, after coming through at youth level. A brief spell at Tranmere on loan, Sordell came back to Vicarage Road as a starter in the 2010/11 season, scoring 15 goals that year.
After impressing at Watford, teams from the Premier League soon wanted Sordell at their club. He eventually moved to Bolton Wanderers on the January deadline day in 2012, for £3m.
Marvin Sordell also represented Great Britain at the 2012 Olympic Games in his hometown of London.
During his time at Bolton, Sordell went on loan to Charlton, before moving to Burnley, and back to the Premier League. He then moved to Colchester, Coventry, Burton and Northampton. Sordell has since retired from the game.
The 3 Questions;
Growing up, did you ever collect trading cards or stickers?
No I didn’t to be honest. All I would do growing up is play football. That was all I was interested in. I just loved playing football.
Have you ever seen, or even owned a card of yourself?
I’ve never owned one, but I’ve seen many when signing them! A lot of fans collect signed football cards like yourself.
Best part of being a professional footballer?
Playing football every day was my dream, so being able to do that was a dream come true. Representing my country at an Olympic Games was an absolute honour too.
A massive thank you to Marvin Sordell for his time and signing some cards for my collection!
I think it would be unfair not to mention the fantastic work Marvin does for mental health, and racism issues in the game. In a time where both are so poignant, it’s inspirational to see many current and former professionals bringing up the issues.
Links to Marvin’s social media are below!