Passion for Football


Professional footballer Rohan Ricketts started at Arsenal Youth Team and has played in the UK Premier League, the MLS in Canada and for teams in Europe, most recently Germany. He examines what has contributed to his success and gives advice to young players with their sights set on a football career. Using his wealth of experience in football, both on and off the pitch, he takes them from starting out in the school team to flying high and diversifying for career longevity.

Using his F.A.C.T.S (Focus, Attitude, Confidence, Tenacity and Skill) approach he explains the essential skills and attitude needed to succeed. In each section he gives examples from his own career to pass on what he has learnt to the next generation.

Ricketts is passionate about Youth Development and its importance for the future of football worldwide. 2nd Edition Updated in 2013 to include his latest career moves.

5.0 out of 5 stars Great read! Kids, read and pay attention

Reviewed in the United Kingdom on 7 September 2011

If you're young and have a dream of becoming a pro footballer then this book is definately for you! Not only does it give you great advice, it's also an insight into the life of Rohan and what he has been through to get where he is today and the experiences he has had to go through such as agents and managers opinions.

So if you love your football like Rohan then have a read! There WILL be something in here to help you on your road to running onto that turf and having the fans screaming your name!

Good Luck and remember the F.A.C.T.S!