Seb Brown | MD-PRO
Seb Brown was MD-PRO's first professional Endorsee having joined the brand in July 2012, shortly after the gloves were launched. Seb has previously represented his country having played for the England C team - We are very proud to have Seb on board!
Current club: Grays Athletic
Previous club(s): AFC Wimbledon, Brentford FC, Hampton & Richmond FC and Bromley FC.
2015/16 glove choice: Exposure V.1
Q1: In your opinion, what is the fundamental attributes for a goalkeeper to have in order to play at the highest level possible in today's modern game?
A1: Fundamentals are what make a good GK, it's no good if you can make great saves but can't consistently deal with simple things. I think it's important to have a good pair of hands, despite the shift in the game towards more swervy and light balls. Likewise due to the change in the way the game is played I'd say you must be comfortable with the ball at your feet these days. You might make 1 or 2 saves in a game but you tend to touch the ball many more with your feet! It's crucial you work at it in training too as its often an area that gets overlooked!
Q2: What originally interested you in being a goalkeeper and when did you start playing in goal?
A2: To be honest I was a chubby kid, I didn't wanna run around so I went in goal! Plus teams always need goalies at young ages cos not many youngster automatically go 'I wanna be a goalkeeper' and then you get a chance to hone your skills from an early age. I started playing in an organised team at U8's but that was at Sunday league level. I didn't get a trial at an academy until 14 and didn't sign with one until 15 so it's never too late.
Q3: What are your career ambitions and where do you see yourself in 5/10 years?
A3: I set different types of goals, it's important to set goals. I have goals for this week, month, season and longer term. It helps to keep you focused. I'd say my main goal at the moment is to get back into first team football one way or another. It's important to play games to get more experience but its tough out there at moment. I want to play at the highest level possible, I don't like to set how high that could be because a lot depends on luck and opportunity too. I'd love to play abroad one day too, particularly over in America.
Q4: Do you have a role model?
A4: When I was growing up I'd watch Wimbledon regularly and so I grew up watching Neil Sullivan so he was a real idol growing up. I was lucky enough to work with him last season and it was a great experience. I'd say in terms of the best around when I was growing up I used to love watching Peter Schmeichel, he was a beast! He really had a presence.In terms of nowadays, I love watching Hugo Lloris, Iker Casillas, Manuel Neuer and Gigi Buffon, these guys are some of the best in the world and all have different attributes. I love the way Lloris moves, he's so graceful yet so powerful, I'd highly recommend watching some of the videos of him training on YouTube. There's some great training videos on there for aspiring goalkeepers to see what the top guys are doing.