Meet Kin Ratana

Cambodia's Kin Ratana is hoping to follow in the footsteps of his hero Christiano Ronaldo.. Norway watch out!

Family Name: Kin
First Name: Ratana
Year born/DoB: 03 April 1998 
Joined HFCA: 2015
Organization: Cambodian Children's Fund
Position: Attacker
Favorite Team: Real Madrid
Favorite Player: Christiano Ronaldo

 

Kin in training for the Homeless World Cup

Family Background:
“I grew up in Kampong Speu province but moved to Phnom Penh in 2008. My family situation was very difficult back then. I lived in a very poor area and couldn’t attend school, so I moved to Phnom Penh with my uncle to try and get an education."

Individual Background:
“My friend knew about CCF and told me to come and join the football program. Playing football with CCF has made me much healthier because I am exercising more and eating better. I joined because I wanted to get experience and training from other players so that I could become a better footballer."

“I feel so happy to have been selected for the Homeless World Cup. I hope we win, but mostly I am looking forward to visiting Norway, and seeing how people from other countries play football.”

No one made a greater mistake than he who did nothing because he could do only a little.

Edmund Burke, Irish orator, philosopher, & politician (1729 - 1797)