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Wearing the No. 7 guernsey just like his favourite player Cristiano Ronaldo, Jimmy Chistou loves playing soccer. The MoneyQuest Epping broker, who trains twice a week and plays games on Saturdays, took up the sport at the age of just eight.
Chistou says soccer is a great outlet that allows him to forget about everything once he is out on the pitch; he also enjoys the camaraderie between his teammates and the sense of community at the club.
His son has also started to love soccer and will join the junior team at the club next year, when Chistou hopes to begin coaching the young players.
“Soccer has always been a big part of my life. When I was growing up it not only kept me physically fit but was the reason I developed healthy eating habits, and it also kept me occupied and on the right path,” Chistou says.
“Over the years I have learnt a great deal about discipline and teamwork through the game.”