Academy Quickfire Questions: Dan Chesters

Each week, we'll be firing some of football's true 'need-to-know' questions towards promising products of the Academy of Football.

This week, it's the turn of 19-year-old midfielder Dan Chesters...

Quick Fact: Chesters joined the Academy of Football as an eight-year-old. The talented midfielder quickly rose through the Academy system to make both his Under-18s debut and Under-23s debut in the same season, 2017/18 – and both as a 15-year-old!

On the Field

Why did you get into football?
I just played as a toddler and fell in love with it!

Favourite player growing up?
Growing up Messi, but Neymar now – he’s something different

Strongest attribute?
My dribbling

Want to get better at?
I want to add goals to my game

Best moment of your career so far?
Scoring in the final minute of the 2019 Dallas Cup quarter-finals – an unforgettable feeling

Biggest lesson you’ve learned so far?
Keep your head up when things don’t go to plan 

Off the Field

Favourite other sport?

Favourite account to follow on Instagram?
I don’t really use it too often

You’re watching at the moment…
Peaky Blinders… for the third time!

If you weren’t a footballer you’d be…
I don’t know – this is what I’ve always dreamt of

Favourite song right now?
Take It To Trial – Young Thug & Gunna

If you had one last meal?


Around the Academy

Best touch?
Kamarai Swyer – his touch is insane

Sam Caiger – he’s a character and always lifts the lads’ mood

Future manager?
To be honest… none of us, haha!

Most committed?
Conor Coventry – he’s always staying behind, doing extras

Better than they think they are?
Keenan Forson – I think he’s a key player and underrated in our team

Three teammates you’d be stuck on a desert island with?
Harrison Ashby, Caiger for a laugh, and Will Greenidge for his brains!

Quickfire Questions

YouTube or Instagram?

Cats or dogs?

New trainers or fresh trim?
Fresh trim

Messi or Ronaldo?
Lionel Messi

Win the Champions League or World Cup?
World Cup

Classic 40-yarder or dribble past everyone to score?
Dribble past everyone and score


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