Ray Jonsson at the Global FC Season Kickoff
New Azkals fans may not know too much Ray Anthony Pepito Jonsson, but they should.
He was the starting left back when the Azkals rose to prominence in the 2010 Suzuki Cup, where he was one of the more consistent performers on the pitch.
After years playing in Europe, Jonsson is now in the Philippines to play for Global, joining the UFL Champions on a one year deal.
“Boss Dan Palami convinced me to come here. I already promised him a few years ago, If I wanted to come, I’m gonna play for his team", says the unassuming Jonsson.
“I said yeah, why not? I’m already 36 but I don’t look 36 and I hope I don’t play as 36 year old”
"The Iceman" as he is known, is coming back from injury, but hopes to add experience to a youthful Global side.
“I hope to bring my experience to Global. I was injured for one and a half years, and came back 7-8 months ago.”
Asked what his plans for Global are, he had this to say: " “We’re the champions and we’re going to keep it that way”
Younger brother Michael James Jonsson is also part of the team and “plays in the same position as Ray but goes more forward.”
“He came after me because they were looking for somebody like him. I asked Dan if it was a possibility for him to come and show himself, he said no problem."
Global fans are certainly looking forward to see the Jonsson brothers on the pitch this year for their team.
The rampaging fullback with the TRUE rampaging fullback Ray Jonsson.