June 26, 2024
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5 Emirates Club mega fans get to meet Andrés Iniesta in Ras Al Khaimah

Winners had won the Club’s Most Valuable Fan competition

Five lucky Emirates Club fans got the chance to meet Spanish football superstar Andrés Iniesta, receive a signed shirt and watch him and the team train in Ras Al Khaimah, UAE, after winning the Club’s Most Valuable Fan (MVF) competition.

Rayan Mhanna, Masaru Tanaka, Lucy Murphy, Sufiya Sheikh and Mark Dolman were the entrants who attended team training at Emirates Club Stadium in Ras Al Khaimah City on September 12, 2023, to witness the former Barcelona FC footballer train, after which they had the chance to meet him in person, take photos and receive an Emirates Club shirt signed by Iniesta himself.

The fans, who also got to tour the players’ dressing room at Emirates Club Stadium, had taken part in Emirates Club’s MVF competition, which took place during the team’s first home match of the ADNOC Pro League season last month, a thrilling 4-4 draw with Ajman Club during which Iniesta set up one goal and scored another.

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Entrants had to take a photo or video of themselves at the match and follow @Emirates_FC on social media to have the chance to win.

Winner Lucy Murphy, who took her daughter, Chloe, nine, along to meet Iniesta, said: “It was such a fantastic experience for us to meet a living legend of football, and it’s great that the people of Ras Al Khaimah can see such a talent regularly in their backyard.

Winners Andrés Iniesta autographs the shirt of a young Emirates Club MVF. Image: Emirates Club
Andrés Iniesta autographs the shirt of a young Emirates Club MVF. Image: Emirates Club

“Iniesta was so friendly and accommodating, a humble and genuine man. The Ajman game was our first time at an Emirates Club match, and we enjoyed it – the build-up, the atmosphere, and the game itself was so much fun.

“It was a great family day out, and we’ll be back again to support the team. I would encourage other football fans in Ras Al Khaimah to do the same,” Murphy added.

Emirates Club play their next home match on September 14, 2023, against Al Wadha at 5:30pm (UAE time) at Emirates Club Stadium. Tickets are available for AED20.

Featured image: Andrés Iniesta interacts with the Most Valuable Fan competition winners on September 12, 2023. Image: Emirates Club

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