This essay is on the topic – my favorite sportsperson. I play and follow multiple sports such as – tennis, athletics, karting, racing, football, cricket and basketball. Among them, football is my favorite sport. And a footballer is my favorite sportsperson. This essay is dedicated to Phil Foden – my favorite sportsperson and footballer.
Phil Foden is a young and talented player. I have been watching him closely since his exploits at the 2017 edition of under seventeen World Cup.
He is a midfielder who plays for English club Manchester City and the England national team. Like Phil, I’m also a Manchester City fan. Ever since he joined Man City, I have been closely watching him each week.
Cristiano Ronaldo, Lionel Messi, Buffon, Neymar, Mbappe, Gareth Bale – the world of football is filled with stars and super-stars. But I admire and love the young Phil Foden. There is something calm and reassuring about him. As of now, he is just twenty one years of age. Despite his young age, he exudes confidence, calmness and a positive attitude.
If you watch him play, you will find a sense of maturity that defies his age. Normally speaking, players his age are flashy, aggressive and impatient. But Phil Foden is mature, calm and effective. He is not flashy or loud. His actions speak louder than his words!
This is the main reason why I love him. For me, he is a source of inspiration. At a very young age, he has played more than sixty matches for Manchester City. If he chooses to stay at City and continue the same level of performance, he can easily become a legend at this club.
On the field, he is a midfielder. He is capable of playing in other positions too. For example, he can be deployed in positions and roles such as – winger or wing-back. But his natural and most effective position/role is – midfield.
He is good at – passing the ball, control, dribbling, pace, vision and creativity. These qualities make him a very good midfielder. He is also capable of scoring goals. He has scored around fifteen goals for Man City in all competitions so far.
Phil Foden was born in Stockport. Right from his childhood, he supported Manchester City. And he joined Man City’s academy at the age of four. He was so good that the club offered him a scholarship.
Young Phil was gifted. It soon became evident that Foden is all set to enter the first team. He made it to the first team before he even turned eighteen. Initially, he appeared sporadically for the club. He would be introduced as a substitute. But with time, his game time has improved. His improved performance on the field of responsible for the improved game time!
Talking about national team, Phil Foden has played for England’s national team at different age groups (under sixteen, seventeen, eighteen, nineteen and twenty one). In his youth career, he reached the final of UEFA under seventeen championship. He won the FIFA under seventeen world cup (2017 edition). This was a breakthrough moment and tournament for him.
He made him senior team debut in 2020. He was also a part of the England team that reached the final of Euro 2020.
At a very young age, Phil has achieved many things that most youngsters can only dream of! Despite all of this success, fame and money, he hasn’t let it affect his game. To this day, he remains as determined and disciplined as he was seven to eight years ago.