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In this episode we speak to Andrés, a River Plate fan from Aalesund, Norway.

Fascinated by Argentine football, he started to support the club after being an avid player of the video game Championship manager 99.

He wasn't able to watch the games in Norway but regularly sought updates on River Plate via Google in the early days of the internet and in 2013 decided to start the twitter handle @RiverPlateNor with news and updates in english.

His earliest memory is of the team that featured Javier Saviola, Pablo Aimar, Juan Pablo Sorín. 

Andrés’ team legends are Andrés Nicolás D'Alessandro and Fernando Cavenaghi. 

The midfielder and current captain, Leonardo Daniel Ponzio, who came in when they were relegated in 2011 and centre back Jonatan Maidana according to Andrés deserve a lot more praise for their contributions.

He also spoke about manager Marcelo Gallardo’s outstanding achievement of managing to keep a team together whilst also managing to bring in the young talent of River Plate. Julián Álvarez, Nahuel Gallardo and Cristian Ferreira are the young players he’s looking forward to seeing more of. 

Andrés is also a UEFA C Licensed coach, he talked about an amazing experience as assistant coach to his local team Godøy Idrettslag qualifying for the Norwegian Cup. 

He owns one of the kits printed for Juan Fernando Quintero from the Copa Libertadores final 2018, you can check it out on our instagram page.

We’d love to hear from you, get in touch with us on Twitter  @FarAwayFanPod And follow us on Instagram

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