Everyone in Spain knows Manolo el del bombo. But when you are 6,000kms from the motherland and everyone is trying to snatch a picture with the Spanish Football team most famous fan, that’s when you truly realise the pull this fellow really has.
Manuel Cáceres Artesero, better known as “Manolo el del bombo”, has spent some 40 years drumming up support for the national team as he himself admits. In that time he has become known as the most familar face of the national team and recent success of the team has catapulted his popularity.
We were witness #throughglass to the #LetsGoFootball fever that he generates, in this case, in Washington DC this week.
ps. There’s a fine piece, albeit a few years old, in more detail about Manolo el del Bombo in Sid Lowe’s report in The Guardian.