The King of Polish Football Fans dreams of Poland in World Cup final against Russia

Andrzej Bobowski, the King of Polish Football Fans Radek Pietruszka

A 78-year-old former builder, dubbed "The king of Polish football fans” will soon make his way to Russia to attend his 11th consecutive football World Cup.

Andrzej Bobowski has been present at every FIFA World Cup since 1978, including those in which the Polish national team has not taken part, and he is not going to give up on the current World Cup to be held from Thursday.

In an interview with Punchung website, ahead of his trip to Russia, the former builder described how planned his visit to the upcoming World Cup. "I worked out my routes using the internet. First - where I land. Second - the hotel. Third - how to get to the stadium from the hotel. I am going to attend the first match with Senegal at Spartak stadium. Then I fly to Kazan, and then to Volgograd." 

Football fans in Poland are well acquainted with Bobowski, a fan of Legia Warsaw. In the games of the Polish national team, he wears a red-and-white national T-shirt with the symbol of the Polish Eagle. On the back of the shirt appears the list of all the world championships he has attended since 1978, when Qatar, the host of the 2022 World Cup, closes the list with the question mark "?" next to it.

Bobowski has one dream he wants fulfilled in the upcoming World Cup in Russia. He said: “I actually dreamt that we'll play in the final against Russia”. 

In about a month, we will know whether the dream of the “king of Polish fans” has come true.