AFC Wimbledon loanee Kelle Roos never intended to be a goalkeeper – but a boyhood family holiday changed his sporting destiny.
The Dons shot-stopper has cemented his place between the sticks since joining from Derby for the rest of the season.
Yet he began his love affair with the game trying to beat keepers at the opposite end of the field until one vacation his brother persuaded to don the gloves.
Most of us know from our days of playing footie in the school playground at lunchtime, keeping goal is the last place you want to be, but for Roos it proved an instant hit.
And the rest as they say is history.
“I think I started playing in goal when I was 12,” he explained.
“Before that I was a little striker I was strong, a bit like an English forward. I had a good strike on me a lot stronger than the other players in the team.
“But I was playing football with my brother on holiday and I kept everything out of the goal and thought I enjoy this because it is simple as if you are good at something you like it.
“So I started playing in goal at 12 and two years later I was in the Holland U15s.”
Roos’ next chance to shine for Wimbledon will be Saturday’s visit of York City, with Neal Ardley’s side looking to restore confidence after two consecutive defeats.