Kick Me Five! Alexandre Ghotbi, Vacheron Constantin
To celebrate this month of the FIFA World Cup of soccer taking in place in Brazil, Quill & Pad brings you some unique looks at the correlation between timing and the world’s most popular sport.
Today we ask Alexandre Ghotbi, community and social media manager at Vacheron Constantin, to “Kick Us Five”!
What club or team do you usually root for?
AS Monaco! And, no, don’t make fun.
What is the team you are rooting for during the World Cup?
Iran because I’m Iranian, but they aren’t going very far. My all-time favorite team has been Germany. They play to score from the first minute until the end. I think it was [English footballer] Gary Lineker who once said, “Football is a simple game. Twenty-two men chase a ball for 90 minutes and at the end, the Germans always win.”
Who is your favorite soccer player?
Football player, you mean. 🙂 I have two favorites: Fernando Morientes (Spain) and Jürgen Klinsman (Germany). They were so elegant to watch and obviously both played for Monaco. Zlatan Ibrahimović is also completely out of this world. You sometimes wonder where his goals come from!!
What was your most amazing soccer moment?
My very first game in a stadium: 1993, Champions League, Monaco vs. Athens.
What watch will you wear to time the games for yourself?
A Vacheron Constantin Patrimony Ultra-Thin Minute Repeater Caliber 1731 because I love the chimes at 45 minutes. 🙂
If you are a football and watch fan, you may also enjoy Kick Me Five! Pascal Ravessoud, Fondation de la Haute Horlogerie, Kick Me Five! Michael Pearson, North American Director of Bremont and Goooooaaaaaallll! Hublot Colorfully Kicks Off With The FIFA World Cup.