Academy Quickfire Questions: Conor Coventry


Conor Coventry

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 21-year-old midfielder Conor Coventry...

Quick Fact: Although typically a deep-lying playmaker, Coventry – a lifelong West Ham supporter born and raised in Waltham Forest, who has been at the Academy since he was ten-years-old – scored on just his second Premier League 2 appearance against Fulham in February 2017.

He then went over three-and-a-half years without scoring for the development squad… but finished 2020/21 as second-highest scorer, with seven goals in 20 games!

On the Field

Who got you into football?
My Dad and my Grandad

Favourite player growing up?
Andrea Pirlo, Roy Keane and Andres Iniesta - not bad!

Strongest attribute?
My mindset

Want to get better at?
One-on-one defending

Goal celebration of choice?
'The Lizard' or 'The Scaffolder'!

Favourite training drill?
Possession drills

Off the Field

Favourite other sport?

Favourite account to follow on Instagram?
@thenotoriousmma - that's Conor McGregor, by the way!

You’re watching at the moment…
Most recently: The Fall on Netflix

If you weren’t a footballer you’d be…
A kitman or a groundsman

Karaoke song of choice?
Thinking Out Loud - Ed Sheeran

If you had one last meal?
Lamb chops


Conor Coventry


Around the Academy

Best skills?
Nathan Holland

Ben Johnson

Future manager?
Gonçalo Cardoso

Three teammates you’d be stuck on a desert island with?
I'm gonna say Ben Johnson, Nathan Trott and Sam Caiger - Caiger for the entertainment!

Best dressed?
Slim pickings! Aside from myself, Nathan Trott

Quickfire Questions

PlayStation or Xbox?

Winter or summer?

Theme park or beach day?
Theme park

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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