FA TV may have found the biggest Chelsea fan in South America.
With England in Rio for a friendly match with Brazil, fans are getting very excited, none more than this diehard Chelsea supporter. He has gone as far to say he supports no teams in Brazil, only his beloved Chelsea. He named his backyard Stamford Bridge and even named his son after a team legend.
The day Chelsea knocked Barcelona out of the 2012 Champions League his son was born, and to honor the club he named his baby son after all-time leading scorer Frank Lampard.
Lampard was not part of the visit so he did not have a chance to meet young Leandro Lampard, but he was humbled to hear the story.
“I wasn’t there unfortunately, but I did hear about it,” Lampard said. “I would like to meet the father and the kid because it’s an honor. It would be an honour if someone from London did that, but for someone from Brazil to do it… what can you say to that?”
We’ll keep our eye on little “Lampardinho” as he rises the Brazilian youth soccer ranks.