Alec Zimmerman

Student in Athens, Georgia

Alec Zimmerman

Student in Athens, Georgia

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My name is Alec Zimmerman, and I am the biggest soccer fan that you will ever meet. I realized my passion for the sport when I first played it when I was 6, and I’ve made it a major part of my life ever since. Whether it’s playing soccer, watching soccer, or playing soccer video games, I always enjoy soccer.

When I first started playing soccer, I played on a team at Lanier Soccer Association (LSA). I continued to play at LSA every year until I started college. Additionally, I played for my high school all four years I was there. Many of my current friends are people I’ve met from soccer, and one of my closest friends is one of the guys I met on my first ever team.

When I was 11, my best friend at the time was also a soccer player. Unfortunately, he had to move because of his mom’s job. He moved away before I had a cell phone, so I had no way to stay in contact with him. However, I knew he was a fan of the English soccer team Manchester United, and since I didn’t have a favorite team yet, I decided to become a United fan so as to keep the friendship alive in its own way. Since then, I went from a casual fan of United to a super fan. I have several United jerseys, shirts, and other little things. For a high school graduation present, I asked my family to let me visit Manchester, England so I could see the city I’ve grown to love through soccer, and it was one of the best experiences of my life.

So, if you ever have any questions about soccer, I’m the guy to ask!