A Closer Look at…Rogerio dos Santos Filho (Hamrun Spartans FC)

Name: Rogério dos Santos Filho
Known as Rogerinho
Position: Flank/Defender (left-footed)
Height: 1.76
Weight: 70 kg
Born: 16th November 1991 (23 years 0ld) – Santos (SP) Brazil
Nationality: Brazilian
Personal motto is “Go and Win, Always”
How did you begin to play futsal?
I started to play futsal when I was 6 years old. My parents started to take me to the futsal academy of Esporte Clube Beira-Mar, in the city of  São Vicente. At that time, I started my first footsteps in this beautiful game.
This is your first experience in Malta. What do you think about our island?
During these few months that I’ve been in Malta, I can say that it’s a wonderful country. The temperature is nice and the places are beautiful.You seem to have fitted quite well with Hamrun Spartans…
Yes it’s true! I have been welcomed by all the players and coaching staff and this has facilitated my few days here. I think we are on the right track,obviously there is always room for improvement. I am happy to help the team and happier that we are playing good games.

I know the road is long to the final play-offs  and I intend to continue with the same focus, giving better in every game.The level of futsal in Malta.
Compared to Brazil the level is a little lower, but the league is new here and one has to give time until it continues to grow. The top teams possess some good foreign players and that’s good because it helps other players to gain new experiences.

Your main objectives for this season.
Like any athlete my goal is to be a champion. I don’t look for individual awards, I prefer to talk collectively.  I think that as a team we can do great things together.

How do you see yourself in 10 years time?
I have no long predictions, I want to seize the moment. Today, I am at Hamrun Spartans, this is my moment, I want to do my best. God is giving me the opportunity now, after this only He can answer.