Football fans travelling from Asia to watch their beloved teams like Manchester United or Liverpool is nothing new.

However one supporter from South Korea has taken his commitment to the English game to the next degree by dialing more than 5,000 kilometers to see Accrington Stanley.

Even the League One team might definitely not be the obvious choice one of fans in east Asia, but also for Jung-Min Yoo, they truly are his number one team.

The 25-year-old student from Seoul started following Accrington in October 2017 after reading a BBC Sport article on the way chairman Andy Holt runs the club.

Jung-Min’s very first visit to the Wham Stadium on Saturday was not to be a memorable one in terms of the end effect as Stanley were hauled aside 4-0 by Peterborough United.

However, events on the pitch wouldn’t irritate his afternoon.

“The result was dreadful, but I enjoyed seeing the soccer and fulfilling fans that were amazing,” he told the Lancashire Telegraph.

Before the game, the chairman took him on a trip of the scene before sharing a pint in the supporters’ bar with him full-time.

Jung-Min additionally met with players including goalkeeper Connor Ripley who presented with a pair of his gloves and gloves, plus manager John Coleman along with lots of fellow Stanley supporters.

Accrington goalkeeper Connor Ripley with Korean fan Jung Min Yoo

“I’m proud to say Stanley is becoming an international brand,” Holt said after fulfilling the committed fan after the game.

Jung-Min shows that his dedication to Stanley by investing in pound & a;264 season ticket although he is seeing one league rug.

In addition to the football, ” he has already been tweeting about loving a few areas of the north west, for example admiring a number of those old buildings in nearby Ramsbottom.


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