Blind Barcelona Fan Mamadou Lamine, 9, Identifies Heroes in Internet’s Most Touching Soccer Clip (Video)


March 11, 2013

Mamadou Lamine has never seen FC Barcelona play, but that doesn’t stop him from being one of the Spanish club’s biggest fans.

Lamine, 9, was born with Peters-plus syndrome, a rare disease that robbed him of his sight from birth. Yet, the Senegalese child follows Barcelona and its star-studded squad by listening to their games on the radio.

Last week, Barca invited Lamine to visit Ciutat Esportiva Joan Gamper — the club’s practice field — and meet a few of the players. Astonishingly, Lamine was able to recognize a few Barcelona players by touching them on the head and neck. He shocked onlookers by doing so, and the heartwarming video of his interaction with the likes of Lionel Messi, Andres Iniesta, Carles Puyol, Eric Abidal and Jose Manuel Pinto has taken the internet by storm.

Watch Mamadou Lamine meet his Barcelona heroes in the video below.

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