Academy Quickfire Questions: Kamarai Swyer


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 18-year-old attacking midfielder Kamarai Swyer...

Quick Fact: A versatile attacker with quick feet and a keen eye for a defence-splitting pass, Swyer – who until recently had ‘Simon-Swyer’ on the back of his shirt – has been at the Academy of Football since he was just eight. Having made his U23s debut in October, the 18-year-old put pen-to-paper on his first professional contract as a footballer in December.

On the Field

Who got you into football?
My older brother

Favourite player growing up?
Andres Iniesta

Strongest attribute?
My dribbling

Want to get better at?
My finishing

Best moment of your career so far?
Scoring an extra-time winner against LA Galaxy in the quarter-finals of the 2019 Dallas Cup

Biggest lesson you’ve learned so far?
Keep working hard – opportunities are always around the corner

Off the Field

Favourite other sport?

Favourite account to follow on Instagram?

You’re watching at the moment…
The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air!

If you weren’t a footballer you’d be…
A chef

Favourite song right now?
Money Talks - Fredo ft Dave

If you had one last meal?
Rice and peas with oxtail



Around the Academy

Best touch?
Kai Corbett

Serine Sanneh

Future manager?
Amadou Diallo

Most committed?
Ben Johnson

Better than they think they are?
Keenan Forson

Three teammates you’d be stuck on a desert island with?
Sanneh, Iyiola Adebayo and Jayden Fevrier

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 to score

For Club and Country