Friday 29 November 2019, 21:40

Fans' Favourites

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Football is nothing without fans. The beautiful game is so popular around the world because of its unique ability to bring people together.

So we want to know what's on your mind each week. Which videos do you keep coming back to? Or has there been a fascinating feature on your favourite team or player that deserves wider viewing? Submit your thoughts via social media with #WeLiveFootball, and we'll pick the top ones to showcase here.

This week the FIFA Fan Movement selections include a heart-warming meeting between a Liverpool icon and a passionate fan, an American prodigy and confirmation that Australia has fallen in love with its female football stars.

Mad for the Matildas

Australia hasn't always been known as a football country but, over the past decade or so, the game - and the country's national teams - have grown massively in popularity. The Matildas have become particularly beloved over recent years and their position in Aussie affections was reflected in a recent survey to gauge the emotional connection fans have with their teams, with Sam Kerr & Co coming out on top! This made for pleasant reading for croissants_on_tour.

Virgil's classy gesture

One of the most popular social media videos of the past week featured a passionate Liverpool fan meeting one of his idols. David, who has encountered some difficulties in his life, enjoyed a heart-warming meeting with Virgil van Dijk and was given a personal tour of the Reds' Melwood training base by the Dutch international. ShehabEzzat was one of many thousands who enjoyed watching this one.

Rising star's dedication and drive

Allyson Sentnor: remember the name. Sports Illustrated have just picked the youngster as their 'SportsKid of the Year' for 2019 and this profile of the youngster illustrates why. Besides being one of the most talented and promising young players in USA, Sentnor has been marked out for greatness by her remarkable determination and work ethic. Thanks to PJAraujo_Sports for sharing this with us.

Fan's eye view of Flamengo's glory day

Even from a neutral's perspective, last Saturday's Copa Libertadores made for an enthralling spectacle, with Flamengo somehow snatching victory from the jaws of seemingly inevitable defeat. Imagine then what it was like for the Fla fans themselves or, better still, see first-hand thanks to this vlog from one of our very own Fan Movement members. BancadaRN guides you through an unforgettable day in Lima.

Recognition for a pioneer

The first disabled woman in football to be appointed to the FIFA management board and one of the world’s leading voices in the areas of development and inclusion, Joyce Cook - FIFA's Chief Social Responsibility & Education Officer and General Secretary of the FIFA Foundation - was this week nominated for a ‘Most Inspirational Woman in Sport’award. Cook spoke of a legacy of "ensuring an ever more diverse generation of sports leaders", and this impressed Turkish Fan Movement member kubrailefutbol.