SERGIO Torres is an Argentinean footballer and something of a cult hero at Basingstoke Town, where he made his name.

Fine performances earned him a move to Wycombe Wanderers in the Football League, before going on to play for Peterborough United and Crawley Town. He played against Manchester United for Crawley, who were then a non-league side.

He has written an autobiography, Sergio Torres: From the brick factory to the Theatre of Dreams, and currently plays for Whitehawk in the Vanarama Conference South.

1. Who was your childhood hero and why? I will say my parents. They supported me all the way in my dream to be a footballer even though that meant being away from them. My footballing hero was Maradona. I think every Argentinean will say the same. It was just a joy to watch him.

2. What is your most precious possession and why is it important to you? In life I will say my daughter and wife. They keep me smiling no matter how bad mood I am in. In football, I have few. There are a few football shirts of players I played against including Claude Makelele and Jon Obi Mikel shirts from Chelsea and Michael Carrick’s from Manchester United.

3. What was the first record/CD you bought? In Argentina, it was a CD of this artist called Leo Mattioli. And in England it was a U2 compilation that I bought with a £25 voucher I got after working in Boots. I won Employee of the Month!

4. What is the radio/television show you hate to miss? Match of the Day and Barcelona games.

5. What is your favourite film? The Secret in their Eyes, Taken and Man on Fire.

6. What is your pet hate? Arrogant and impolite people.

7. What are you reading at the moment? Exercise Physiology, as part of my sports science degree.

8. If choosing a last meal, what would it be? Argentinean steak.

9. If you could meet anyone from history, who would it be? I think Che Guevara would have been an interesting person to meet.

10. If you had a time machine where would it take you? Estadio Monumental, Buenos Airies, on June 25, 1978. Argentina beat the Netherlands 3-1 in the World Cup final on home soil.

11. If you were stranded on a desert island what luxury would you choose to have? My family.

12. What sports team do you support? Boca Juniors.

13. What was your first job? I worked in a brick factory.

14. If you could take over someone’s job for the day, whose job would you choose? Probably Barcelona’s kit man so I can meet one of my heroes, Lionel Messi.

15. What worries you the most? The health of my family.

16. What is your proudest moment? When my daughter Luna was born. Football-wise - walking out at Old Trafford.

17. What would you like your epitaph to be? I don’t really want to think about when I die and I hate cemeteries, so I’m not really sure, but I would like it to say something about my family.

18. What’s your guilty pleasure? Ice cream. I love Dulce De Leche flavour, but Ben & Jerry’s do a version which is called Karamel Sutra.

19. What one thing could change society for the better? Be nicer and smile at people. It doesn’t cost any money.

20. What three words best describe you? Happy, hard-working and honest.