Manchester Soccer

A soccer enthusiast is visiting the arena to have a kickabout in as many countries as viable, thanks to news from local firm

Steve McCluskie, 48, is blogging in unique places across the globe as part of his ‘round the sector in 80 games’ mission.

Liverpool fan Steve, who is at the beginning from Stacksteads and now lives on Beechwood avenue in Ramsbottom, got here up with the concept after turning into disappointed with the kingdom of global football at the highest degree, along with huge corruption and growing price ticket charges.

He said: “there was additionally the influence of television money on the sport – fits being moved, as an instance.

“I felt people were being excluded from their own recreation. I wanted to rediscover my love of soccer.

“For me, it became all approximately going lower back to my days as a kid in the park. i really like visiting and meeting new humans so notion I ought to integrate the two.”

Steve’s son, Danny, 21, is a qualified football teach and is presently on an adventure of his personal in Australia.

with his son away, Steve packed a ball and more than one jumpers to apply as goalposts and spark off – aiming to play as many video games from locations everywhere in the world.

so far he is completed 27 games in 14 countries across four continents from the seashores of Vietnam to Berlin’s Brandenburg Gate. He even visited the ‘Jungle’ refugee camp in Calais.

He defined: “I went there to volunteer and i took the possibility of gambling a recreation at the same time as there. It’s very unhappy and very humbling. It was great to bring a moment of happiness and respite. The experience has became extra than only a kickabout.

“I’ve met some brilliant humans. I’m planning on writing a ebook about the adventure and about the stories of the human beings I’ve met alongside the way.”

Steve says it is now not too difficult to begin a recreation, typically only a matter of mins. he’s taking a letter, explaining what he is doing, that is translated into the language of the usa he’s touring and just strategies or waves over random humans much like he used to within the park when he became more youthful.

He stated: “It handiest took two mins to start a sport in Medallin, Columbia, despite the fact that i used to be likely maximum fearful there due to the town’s gang trouble.”