10.000 Away Fans (13/05/06)

How many teams in the world can beat that? Stories like these deserve to be told. It's been more than 6 months now but that day Belgrano reminded the football world why it is special.What a day. It was not playing against Boca or River. It was not even First Division football. It was not Champions League or Copa Libertadores. It was the last game of the season in the underrated Nacional B, the second division of Argentine Football. Yet, around 10.000 fans travelled more than 750 kilometres to support the team in its bid to win the title. The game took place at Ferro CO football ground and both home fans and journalists were absolutely astonished at this incredible turnout. It was crystal clear who had the larger crowd that day -the away team, my beloved Belgrano. We won the game, but were narrowly beaten to the title by Nueva Chicago. Yet, after the obvious disappointment, the fans kept chanting and cheering as few clubs in the world would do. A few weeks later, Belgrano would win the promotion to First Division after defeating Olimpo in both the home and away legs. Here is a short clip where you can enjoy part of the fiesta pirata in the terraces. Oh boy, that's passion...



3 comments:

Pira said...

Keep on with this amazing site.
This is a great beginning for a better futur.

Grettings

PD: Desde Buenos Aires, mis más sinceras felicitaciones!
Pira, de PortalCeleste

Caballero Rojo said...

Buenas, muy lindo el blog, paso seguido, aunque por ahi, mi ingles es insuficiente, pero la idea no deja de ser clara, un abrazo, Doc...

pirata_por_simpre said...

GRANde belgrano querido!!!
muy buen flog!!!