Getting to know, presented by GE Appliances: Fredy Montero

Getting to know: Fredy Montero

From 2009 to 2012, we cheered against him but always respected him. In 2017, we welcomed him as one of ours.

In this week's edition of Getting to Know, presented by GE Appliances, we learn more about Fredy Montero.

Who was your favourite soccer player growing up?

Raúl González.

If you weren’t a soccer player, what do you think you would be?

A doctor.

Who or what has had the biggest impact on your life?

When I learned that soccer doesn’t define me as a person. That had a big impact on my lifestyle.

What’s your favourite spot to hang out around Vancouver?

I like to go to Whistler.

What’s your favourite TV show?

Wild District, the Netflix series.

What website or app do you visit the most?

Whatsapp and email.

What’s your guilty pleasure?

Croissants! I can’t let it go. Coffee with a pastry, which is croissant, and cheese.

Who's your celebrity lookalike?

Bruno Mars.

Have you had any nicknames through the years?

In Portugal, the fans used to call me Avioncitio, which means “little airplane."

What’s the biggest challenge you’ve had in your life or your career?

Moving so many times around the world. From South America to North America, to Europe, to Asia, and back to North America. It’s a big challenge. Not easy on the family, our dogs, the kids.

What are you most proud of?

My family. I’m a proud husband and father.

What’s your happiest memory?

My first goal in Europe, Portugal. That’s one of my best memories of my career.

What song would you sing at karaoke?

La Camisa Negra by Juanes.

What’s something that most people wouldn’t know about you?

That when I finish playing soccer, I would like to try out for American football. I want to be a kicker!