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LUKAS SCHUBERT TALKS TO THE FCPS SHOW

LUKAS SCHUBERT TALKS TO THE FCPS SHOW

For the latest episode of the FCPS Fan Owner Podcast (exclusively available to fan owners of FC Pinzgau Saalfelden), Lee Wingate spoke to our right-back Lukas Schubert about his footballing memories and idols as a youngster, the setback that almost completely derailed his career and the unique appeal of the FCPS project. Here’s what Lukas had to say on…

…his footballing idols growing up:

“I really enjoyed watching Pavel Nedvěd because he was so dynamic and good with both feet; he could pass, cross and finish with both. But I also liked Alessandro Del Piero and Steven Gerrard; they were my childhood heroes.”

…the health problem that changed his life:

“I felt a pain in my shoulder and my back on the left side. I got it checked at hospital and they diagnosed me with an inflammation of the heart muscle. Suddenly I went from being a Bundesliga player to a very sick man in one night. At first, the doctor said maybe I couldn’t play for three months. But in the end, it was two years.”

…the unique fan ownership model at FCPS:

“We’re still in the Austrian third division and we’re a provincial club, but we get to play in front of our fan owners around the world. And speak to them and reach out to them. The greatest friendships I have came about through football and that’s what this project is about: we all love the game and we can watch it together, play it together and grow together.”

…upcoming opponents SV Seekirchen:

“It might be the hardest away game we have this season. Seekirchen are a very physical side and they are not interested in playing beautiful football. They’re very direct, so it will be a very, very hard game and scrappy at times – but still exciting to watch for all the fan owners!”

Wherever you are in the world, you can become a fan owner of FC Pinzgau Saalfelden over at WeFunder. You’ll get access to the full audio interview each week, have a chance take part in calls with the club management, and play a role in the decision-making of the club as we push for promotion. Let’s take this journey together!