Continuing with our ongoing series on S-League players to watch, Atsushi Shimono from Woodlands Wellington reveals his penchant for staying clean.
1. I knew I wanted to be a footballer when...
I learnt to kick a football at five years old. I played for my primary school and secondary school.
I was spotted by a talent scout when I was 20 in 2009 and decided to turn professional.
I was given a contract to play for Albirex Niigata Football Club (Singapore). Football is more than a game to me.
It is my life and I learn a lot from it. It teaches me discipline and makes me more focused.
2. A turning point in my life was...
When I was scouted and given a contract to come to Singapore.
That was my first big break in football.