A UK citizen by birth, Doron Has been travelling the world since he could afford it, and has been following languages, sport and the sun around the globe permanently since 2000.
Having arrived in France for a teaching job a month after the FIFA World Cup began in 1998, and again in Japan in 2002, he decided to get to Germany early in 2006, becoming a tour guide, sushi waiter and ticket seller and attending five of the six matches in Berlin.
South Africa was next in 2010, where he attended nine matches including Portugal’s 7-0 rout of North Korea, and for the second World Cup running Germany eliminating Argentina in the quarter finals.
2012 saw him volunteer at the London Olympics and Paralympics in an amazing summer of sport where he had the opportunity to attend dozens of different events, from blind football to Usain Bolt’s 200m victory. In his spare time, he helped things run smoothly at the volleyball tournament in Earl’s Court and the wheelchair basketball and rugby events in the Olympic Park.
He is passionate about every sport you have ever heard of (apart from cricket), has an impressive collection of sports jerseys, and will be blogging about his attempts to see matches in Salvador de Bahia, Brazil, and to understand the country and its people through sport this summer.
A book charting his 2014 adventures will be available shortly.
He would love you to FOLLOW his blog, (by clicking the FOLLOW ME button at the top left corner of this page), and to share it with any lovers of sports, travel, culture and good writing you may know.
Some football celebrities who were lucky enough to meet Doron – Spurs and Argentina legend Ricky Villa; Japan superstar Hidetoshi Nakata; Japanese national goalkeeper Seigo Narazaki; Tottenham and England goalkeeper Ray Clemence; Cameroon captain Patrick M’boma; and former England manager Fabio Capello. Click the links on the names for some world class goals!