Get to know me: DCFC's George Chomakov

Tony Paul
The Detroit News

The latest in The Detroit News' series of “15 Things You Don’t Know About Me” — George Chomakov, a midfielder for Detroit City FC.

1. I own a gym-apparel brand called Champion Grind.

2. I speak two languages: English and Bulgarian.

3. I tried out for my high school basketball team and did not make it :=)

4. I moved to the United States when I was 12 years old.

5. When I first moved to the United States, my green card spelled my name “Georgi” instead of “George," so throughout my middle school years that was my name.

Detroit City FC's George Chomakov played soccer at Lamphere and Schoolcraft College.

6. I did not speak a word of English when I first moved to America.

7. The hardest part of my life was definitely when I first moved to the United States. I had no friends and did not speak the language at all. I would cry daily for the first few months and even quit playing soccer, as I did not want to be outside at all. At the time, my parents did not work on Fridays so every Friday I would make up an excuse to leave school as soon as I got there and would have my parents pick me up, just so I can have three days away from everything.

8. I was adopted when I was 3 days old.

9. When I was younger, I would tell my family I would get married to Ariel from "The Little Mermaid."

10. Banana and peanut butter is my favorite snack.

11. I do not drink alcohol and never have before.

12. Love to travel and explore the world. I try to go and visit few new countries every year.

13. I have never watched a baseball game live.

14. I have not had a sip of soda in more than 10 years.

15. In my free time, I used to play video games on a live-streaming platform called “Twitch” where people watch you play and chat with you. But, sadly, I am not good at video games :=(

George Chomakov, 27, is from Plovdiv, Bulgaria. He attended Madison Heights Lamphere High School and Schoolcraft College. You can follow him on Twitter @chomakovg and Instagram @chomakovg.

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