- Samuel Winning
Originally from Dundee, Scotland, Samuel Winning is a young goalkeeping talent ready to stand between the posts for Duluth FC. Samuel loves to change the game with a save for his team more than anything and can’t help but enjoy denying the other side the satisfaction of scoring.
Winning’s father had a major impact on his path toward football, helping to make sure he put in the extra work outside of academy team training to make sure he was always at his best. Winning’s first football memory was going to a Dundee FC game when he was 7 years old, where he instantly fell in love with the game and its unforgettable atmosphere. Samuel is also a Manchester United supporter.
As a goalkeeper, Samuel has long idolized former Spanish International and Real Madrid keeper Iker Casillas and French keeper Fabien Barthez. Barthez spent time at multiple clubs, including Marseille, Monaco, and Manchester United. Both Casillas and Barthez would win World Cups, the Champions League, and domestic titles, and cups to cement their legacies.