Quality Time, presented by GE Appliances: Ryan Raposo


He's all about good vibes and he loves a 50 Cent tune.

In the latest edition of 'Quality Time', presented by GE Appliances, we caught up with wingback Ryan Raposo, who has enjoyed a fruitful start to the 2022 season.

What’s your hometown known for?

Hamilton’s known as the Steel City.

What’s one thing that reminds you of home?

Cold weather, every time I go back home, it’s always cold.

What do you love most about Vancouver?

The food and the outdoors.

Who’s one celebrity you’d most like to meet?

Cristiano Ronaldo.

If you had to swap places with a teammate for a day, who would you choose?

Déiber Caicedo, because whenever we go out and do stuff, he never comes so I always wonder what he’s doing.

There’s a zombie apocalypse and you can choose three teammates to help you survive it. Who are you picking?

Javain Brown, Lucas Cavallini and Leonard Owusu.

If you could have one superpower, what would it be?

Super speed like Flash.

Describe your dream home.

Very modern, minimalistic, open concept, with a steam room, sauna, pool, hot tub and gaming room.

What’s your favourite moment of your career so far?

My first MLS goal.

What do you think you will do once your playing days are over?

Something to do with football, whether that’s in the office, coaching, agent or a real estate agent or entrepreneur.

What’s your favourite genre of music?


Who’s your favourite rapper?

50 Cent.

What’s your favourite movie?

“The Shawshank Redemption”.

Describe your dream vacation.

Maybe, like the Maldives, Aruba or somewhere more remote. Just turning my phone off, having good food and being on the beach all day.

What is the best piece of advice you’ve ever been given?

Hard work beats talent, every day of the week.

When you’re not in your uniform, what do you dress like?

Streetwear, but I don’t like designer clothes, stay to my basic Zara. Designer clothes are nice but a lot of it is too much so I go with simple and good quality.

What’s the first thing you do when you wake up in the morning?

Brush my teeth.

Describe the worst haircut you’ve ever had.

Anytime I was a kid, just messing up my hair and I was always embarrassed to go to school.

If you could only eat one meal for the rest of your life, what would it be?

Pasta and pizza.

What is your cellphone wallpaper?

My parents.

What’s the quirkiest thing about you?

I game a lot and read books.

What’s your go-to dance move in the club?

Milly Rock.