Lee David and Mark David

Lee David and Mark David are the founders of Greatest Player Ever, a site where you decide who the greatest players are in the English Premier League by voting. I had the pleasure of interviewing them through email recently.

MD = Mark David
LD = Lee David

When and why did you start playing soccer?
MD – 7-8
LD – Primary school! 6-7 years old.

What position(s) do you play?
MD – Centre Midfield
LD – Striker

What teams have you played for?
MD – School, County, Local Division 1
LD – School, County, Local Division 1

Do you have any pre-game rituals?
MD – No I’m the last out the changing room usually and don’t have time to warm up.
LD – I usually warm up with a low impact jog, stretching then I warm up the goal keeper with a bit of shooting… then, Mars bar and Red bull ;-)

Who is your favorite professional soccer player?
MD – Alan Shearer
LD – Jamie Carragher

Who is your favorite professional soccer team?
MD – Newcastle FC
LD – Liverpool FC

What advice would you give to youth players looking to become better soccer players?
MD – Focus on your first touch – mastering this will give you much more time on the ball.
LD – Get extremely fit and stay fit! Fitness is the difference between being good and excellent!

Do you play any other sports besides soccer?
MD – No
LD – Not now no.

What is Greatest Player Ever all about and what plans do you have for it in the future?
GreatestPlayerEver.com is the site launch that every football fan has been waiting for. At last we will find out who the greatest players ever to play in the English Premier League are and also the greatest team that could have ever played together.

The site uses bespoke head-to-head technology that displays two random players selected from the database containing over 1600 players that has made over 20 appearances in the league since it started in 1992. It is then up to the user to decide which they think is the best. Hence the motto ‘You Decide’.

The more people that play, the more definitive the answer :)

Thanks to Mark and Lee for taking the time to interview with Sideline Soccer. We wish you much success with Greatest Player Ever!