Portrait of Céline Vionnet, 18-year-old football player
Published on 2020-07-07 10:50:21
Portrait of Céline Vionnet, 18-year-old, from a small village near Lyon.
A freestyle football, she tells us her story:
When did you start playing football?
“After a catastrophic year of dancing, I was 5 years old and I fell into football with one of my brothers.
So I started with the boys in 2007 at the Beaujolais Foot club (formerly ALFVM, Amical Laïque Fleurie Villié-Morgan) and we must admit that it was quite complicated at the beginning. The female football was not developed and the sentences of the style "will play with the doll " I heard them in loop. But I never gave up on anything, despite the fact that my teammates and opponents are 1 to 2 heads taller than me.”
In which club do you play/ have you played?
“At the age of about 11 I started a season with my first women’s team of ASM Montmerle sur Saone, who accompanied me for 5 years, then I played for 1 season with the EOCSL (Entente Odenas Charentay St Lager) then this last season with the ESVS TSDI (ESVS Thoissey, St Didier, Illiat)”
Your best memory of a game?
"My best memories were when in tournaments and matches I often heard " watching the girl she is too strong" or finally we understood that a girl was also able to play.
My detections of OL also left a mark on me, an extraordinary experience.”
Do you have a player you like the most?
“Strange as it may seem, I don’t like watching football on TV, but the player who inspires me most is Alex Morgan and Amel Majri.”
What music do you listen to motivate you ?
“Then for the pre-game, it will depend on my state of mind but I like to listen to motivational videos to gain confidence.”
The woman who inspires you the most?
“This is going to seem a little basic, but the woman who inspires me the most is and will always be my mother, it’s thanks to her that I am here today, she is the one who supported me the most in football, who accompanied me in every match, every training.”
What is your dream?
“And my biggest dream would be to have lots of little girls to train to give them what I have learned for 12 years now and to accompany them in their learning.”
Anything else you’d like to share with us?
Football is over for me now, but freestyle football is just getting into my life.
Céline shares her freestyle on her instagram account! @celine.vnt