The Sevilla Family isn't just made up of Andalusians, nor is it completed by far-strung Spaniards who travel from all corners of the country to see their team play; the Sevilla FC fanbase has crossed borders, primarily in the last century. By consequence, many supporters - due to distance or resources - can only dream of being able to experience a match at the Ramón Sánchez-Pizjuán.
Two Sevillistas who currently are not in sunny Seville, but in Birmingham and Luxembourg, have set out to fulfill the dream of two other long-distance Sevillistas from much further away and who have never had the opportunity to travel to Nervión. The first, Ahmed, lives in Iraq - where he founded Bagdad's Antonio Puerta Academy in a bid to spread Sevillismo. Being so close to a Sevilla Champions League fixture in Turkey when the Nervionenses travelled to face Istanbul Basaksehir this summer, Ahmed saw an unmissable opportunity and scraped together just enough money to be able to see his team play with his own eyes six months ago.
It was the same for Alex, a Russian from Rostov, who travelled 22 hours by train to watch his team play in Moscow against Spartak this season. Two unforgettable experiences for them, but still, it couldn't compare to watching a match at home.
Both were able to see Sevilla play away from home in Istanbul and Moscow respectively