Three Bolton fans from Argentina fly 7,000 miles to see them win the Papa Johns Trophy at Wembley

Three Argentine fans who traveled 7,000 miles to see Bolton Wanderers at Wembley said watching the trophy-winning team win last weekend was “the best moment of our lives”.

Matías Foti, 25, Nicolás Álvarez, 25 and Federico Di Rocco, 31, flew in from Buenos Aires to see their beloved Trotters win the Papa Johns Trophy on Sunday. They were rewarded with a 4–0 win over Plymouth Argyle, Bolton’s first win in cup competition since 1989.

The trio, who became Bolton fans after playing with them on FIFA, called Bolton fans their ‘family’ and described them as ‘the best people in the world’.

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I can’t find words to explain this moment. It was the first game in history and we saw Bolton finally win a trophy after 34 years,” said Matías. “Bolton fans are the best people in the world. They welcomed us like family, truly. It was amazing. We feel famous.

“I felt the connection with them. They have followed our journey and our dream for many years, and now we can join them at Wembley. It was an incredible experience, perhaps one of the best moments of our lives.”

He called the atmosphere ‘electric’ and talked about how the special match had fulfilled a dream for the group of friends, who had never left Argentina before.


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