“Being a Manchester United fan in Greece is totally awesome,” says Haralabos Sabalis, host of the UNITED. DELIVERED. match in Athens. Why? As a member of the official Manchester United Greek Supporters club, he shares his passion for the Premier League’s most successful club with many fellow fans.
“There is a really strong Manchester United community in Greece,” he says. “We share many moments together. We watch the matches, and we even visit Old Trafford quite regularly.”
“Being a Manchester United fan in Greece is totally awesome.”Haralabos Sabalis, UNITED. DELIVERED. match host
Moments that deliver
Haralabos was drawn to the club in the 1980s, witnessed the Red Devils’ unprecedented period of success in the 1990s, and has been a loyal follower ever since.
“Manchester United is an iconic club that has offered so many valuable moments in European football history,” he says.
These moments have fueled his passion for everything United over the years.
“We live almost every moment of the team,” he adds.
And that’s precisely why he wanted to host a UNITED. DELIVERED. match – to live yet another moment, though it’s safe to say this time it was an opportunity like never before. Hosting a and sharing an unforgettable moment not only with his friends, but also with hundreds of United fans around the world.
“This is something unique for us,” says Haralabos. “Everyone is thrilled. They really want to experience this moment. We feel an actual part of DHL and United’s families!”
“We feel an actual part of DHL and United’s families!”Haralabos
Another trip to Old Trafford?
Haralabos says that Greece’s proximity to England is a huge advantage – only one time zone and a relatively short flight separate his local pitch in Athens from the Theatre of Dreams in Manchester. Some 200 club members make the trip each year to experience the exhilaration of a home game together with 75,000 football fans.
Still, his face lights up at the thought of revisiting Old Trafford. And a trip sponsored by DHL would certainly be yet another unique United moment.
“Old Trafford is the holy land of football!” he says, “This would be a unique and once-in-a-lifetime experience for me!”
“Old Trafford is the holy land of football!”Haralabos
If you’ve been following the largest fan football tour in the world, then you know that Haralabos isn’t the only fan out there who thinks of the Theatre of Dreams as their own personal mecca. Now that he’s hosted a UNITED. DELIVERED. match, Haralabos has the chance to visit this sacred place once again – this time on a trip of a lifetime with Manchester United’s Official Logistics Partner, DHL.
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