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Alex Giannakis

Alex found her passion for football in South Melbourne FC as hasn’t looked back since. She has a real desire to cover untold football stories in Australia and overseas.

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Alex found her passion for football in South Melbourne FC as hasn’t looked back since. She has a real desire to cover untold football stories in Australia and overseas.

I’m Alex and football is my religion. Living in Australia, I’ve sacrificed countless hours of sleep for the beautiful game, and don’t regret it for a second. Football is in my blood, weaved into my DNA by generations of die-hard fans before me, and I thank them for it every day. I like to spend my time drinking coffee and talking football with my family and friends, or crammed into the terraces singing my lungs out with total strangers. I live, breathe, eat, sleep and dream football, and wouldn’t have it any other way.

 

What is your favourite Copa90 video and why?

My favourite Copa90 video is Eli’s “Thank you Football” video that came out after the Confederations Cup, because it gives me goose bumps every time I watch it.

 

What is the best football game you have seen and why?

The best football game I’ve ever seen was the South Melbourne FC vs. Pascoe Vale FC semi final this year, where South went 2-1 down in the first half of extra time and we came back to win 3-2 thanks to a cheeky header from our captain.

 

What is your favourite football snack?

Favourite football snack has got to be smoked almonds. Salty, smokey and crunchy; not to mention addictive as hell.

 

Who is your footballing idol?

My footballing idol has to be Tim Cahill. I grew up watching him play right from the start of his career with the Socceroos and for the longest time my dream was to see him score a goal and punch on with the corner flag in him celebration. When I finally saw him do it, I cried.  

 

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