Customizing your favorite team’s jersey with your favorite player’s name is one of the most popular trends in soccer. And one fan of Swedish league side AIK, Luis, had the rare opportunity to give his custom jersey to the player to wear in a match.
AIK midfielder Celso Borges was not expected to play against IFK Gothenburg on Monday and so did not have a jersey for the away match. But the plans changed when manager Andreas Alm included Borges in the line-up forcing some quick thinking.
The team manager searched the away fans for someone in an official jersey with a similar build to Borges. He found Luis who as luck had it was wearing a custom ‘Borges’ jersey. The equipment manager added the sponsor logos and Borges was ready for the game.
“I’m proud to have helped the team I love,” said Luis.
AIK won the match 2-0 and currently sit in 2nd place on the Allsvenskan table.