After receiving his first two professional starts in each of the team’s last two games, Atlanta Silverbacks Goalkeeper Eric Ati sat down with atlantasilverbacks.com to cover a variety of topics in a feature called “Rapid Fire.”
Name: Eric Ati
Jersey Number: #16
Date of Birth: 10/17/1988
Place of Birth: Douala, Cameroon
Hometown: Lawrenceville, Ga.
Previous Club: Atlanta Silverbacks Reserves (NPSL)
OFF THE FIELD
Favorite superhero: Batman.
Favorite food: African food, especially anything my mom cooks.
Favorite movie: This question always gets me, but I’ll have to say “Cast Away.” I really love that one.
Favorite off-the-field activity: I’m the kind of guy that likes to chill out when I am not on the field, but I do love playing tennis.
Favorite sport other than soccer: I’m a big tennis guy.
Favorite American sports team: I pretty much follow soccer and tennis only, but outside of that, I guess I follow the Braves a little bit.
ON THE FIELD
Favorite European soccer club: Manchester United
Favorite professional soccer player: My favorite player is Wayne Rooney and my favorite goalkeeper is Hugo Lloris.
Favorite stadium that you’ve played in: It has to be Atlanta Silverbacks Park!
Favorite part of gamedays at Atlanta Silverbacks Park: Warm-ups. I have always loved getting out there early to get ready for the match.
What was your first start with the Silverbacks like: It was a little nerve-wracking, but it was good. It was nice to get the win, and a big bonus was getting the shutout.