Accrington Stanley fan Diego Guerra has travelled near 6,000 miles from his native Brazil to fulfill his dream of seeing the Reds in action.
The 24-year-old fell in love with the club after watching the mighty Stanley beat Nottingham Forest 1-0 in the Carling Cup on the internet in 2006.
Since that day he has followed the clubs results, bought books on Stanley and even guided them to top of the Premier League on the computer game Football Manager.
After six long years, Diego said it was a dream come true to finally see a Stanley match and be taken on a tour by club officials. He said: "I remember watching the cup game on the internet and the commentator talking about the history of the club. I found it really interesting.
"Talking to fans on the internet forums they said I should come so that’s what I did. I emailed the club last week and they invited me to come down."
Diego, from Rio de Janeiro, watched Stanley lose away to Crewe 2-0 but, despite the result, said the experience was one he will treasure forever.
He said: "I really like the Accrington Stanley fans. I only noticed the Crewe fans when they scored a goal. Stanley were on the drums and singing the whole game. An Accrington Stanley fan also gave me his scarf at the game which was nice. Accrington didn’t play badly and it was just a shame as they were quite late goals."
Diego, who works as an economist, said the club is a bit different to his local Brazilian team Flamengo.
He said: "They are one of the biggest clubs in Brazil with 35 million fans and have players like Ronaldinho. Accrington Stanley is quite the opposite but I find it interesting that I like both.
"I think the club shows what’s right about football as it’s a local club. I like the history about the club struggling through the years but how the fans never let it die. It’s a good story and a good lesson."
Diego said he would love to return to Accrington in the future to watch a home game and hopes the club can challenge for the play-offs this season.