Italian FM player makes 5000km round-trip


This is just brilliant.

An Italian football fan last month completed a 5000km round trip from his home in Livorno, Italy to Derry, specifically to watch The Candystripes play at The Bradywell after he fell in love with the club due to a successful career as manager of Derry City in the ridiculously popular game Football Manager.

19 year old Alessandro Colombini first became interested in Derry when he read a book about Bloody Sunday when he was 16, but when he lead Derry City to the Champions League on football manager he became determined to visit and pay homage to the stars that fired him to success, such as Paddy McEleney, who he was lucky enough to meet after the game.

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