Football: BRAZIL FAWLTY'S GUNNING FOR IPSWICH.
NO wonder you're football daft when your dad names you after Brazilian legend Zico and home is called 'The San Siro Stadium'.
But 18-year-old Guernsey-born Ryan-Zico Black aims to have the last laugh on all those who give him stick for his bizarre monika.
He will achieve a boyhood dream when he lines up against Premiership Ipswich Town in the FA Cup third round next Saturday. "I love being called Zico," he says. "People sometimes have a go but it's all harmless fun."
It's no surprise then that he has never considered anything but a footballing career.
Being booted out by Bournemouth as a schoolboy left his dreams in tatters. And he admits: "I was devastated when that happened - it took me 18 months to get over it
"But Morecambe boss Jim Harvey spotted me and gave me another chance. Playing Ipswich will be a fantastic experience but we're not just making up the numbers.
"We think we have a chance, especially as the game is at our place."
And, of course, dad will be there.
SAMBA STYLE ... from Ryan-Zico Black
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|Publication:||The People (London, England)|
|Date:||Dec 31, 2000|
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