"Being asked to join MTUTD was the best thing that could ever have happened to me. Both for my football and also as a ‘life experience’. I have grown a lot (in every possible way) since I joined here. Being accepted into the MuangThong family was a very big thing for me and I think that the connection between the players, coaches and managers within the club is very strong. We take that bond onto the pitch and that’s why I think I get such a buzz from putting the ball in the back of the net. There’s NO feeling like i!"
"My Dad is Scottish and has lived in Thailand for 25 years. He played football and was offered trials for Brighton. My Mum is Thai and was a Director for an International company here in Bangkok, having studied in Australia. She is a huge supporter of me and all the team here. My sister, Jazzy, is 2 years older than me and a great all-rounder - sports and studies and leads everything she does by example. (but don’t tell her I said that)."
FULL NAME: Cameron Barbour
Place of Birth: Bangkok, Thailand
Foot Preference: Right
Shirt #: 16
2010 - Bangkok Soccer Schools 2013 - Bangkok Soccer Schools Academy (Player of the Year) 2016 - MuangThong Utd 2017 - MuangThong Utd (signed) to present. (Leading MTUTD goal scorer this season)
How does the MTUTD experience compare with Nottingham Forest? Their training facilities are slightly bigger and the pitches are fantastic. Like MuangThong, they are very professional in their approach to football with an obvious goal of improving players on and off the pitch. Skill & attitude.
Who are you football idols? Why? Firmino - Flare. Great and instinctive decisions on the ball. Personalty. Sterling - Confidence. Speed & ability to cut in and shoot, particularly curling to the far post. Alexander-Arnold - Creativity and instinct. A constant threat.
What are your strengths as a player? Reading the play. Changing direction, acceleration and speed. Shooting. Dribbling on the ball. Feeding team mates into goal. Relationship with my teammates.
What do you need to improve? Maintaining stamina throughout the entire game in very hot conditions. Additional strength and pushing myself to be even faster.
Who or what got your started playing football? I was always active when I was younger and with my Dad’s love for football it was a perfect way for him and I to spend my weekends - doing something that we both loved that he could help me with at home too. It was just fun (and still is).
Is it your desire to one day play professionally for the MTUTD first team? Tell us why. Absolutely ! It would be the pinnacle in Thai football to achieve this. I have been treated so well since joining the club and a feel a bond that I would like to repay to both my coaches, teammates and parents - being a regular upfront and putting us back on top.
What are 3 things your teammates might say about you? Hmmmm…. Maybe, fun to be around with a good attitude on the pitch. Confidence with my ability and able to create chances for the team. The only one that understands what the foreign coaches are saying !!! ;-)
Which MTUTD first team player do you admire, and why? (could be a current player or someone from the past) Heberty - his ability to captain the team with confidence and love the fact that he’s such a great goal scorer.
Is it difficult to manage your school work and family time along with the training and games? Explain
Yes. There is a lot of time spent on the road travelling, from my home in the north of the City to school in Bang Na and then back up to the SCG most days for training or matches. Homework always needs completing which is sometimes difficult when I also want to catch up with my friends at school...