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A football fan who has visited more than 500 stadiums has named Celtic Parkas the best in the world. Italian supporter Federico Roccio spends his life travelling around the world visiting grounds but admits none compare to a Celtic game. Roccio visited Celtic Park while supporting his own club, AC Milan, in a Champions League game back in 2013 which the Italian giants won 3-0.
The Italian fan, who spends his life travelling around the world visiting different football grounds, has so far ticked off over 500 on his list – 540 to be exact. So, he is well placed to have an opinion on the subject, and to him nothing has come close to the experience of watching Celtic play at home.
He said: “Without a doubt, especially for the atmosphere, I can’t not say Celtic Park in Glasgow”. He added: “I remember at the end of a Celtic vs AC Milan game, with the Rossoneri victorious, the home fans came to the away section throwing their scarves. A beautiful gesture in today’s football”.
“I’ve been to 25 countries including Germany, France, Spain and England. The stadium that excited me most of all was Celtic Park. I even cried. Despite a heavy 3-0 loss, the fans just kept singing and they invited us to drink with them. It was fantastic”.
Federico recently hit a milestone of watching a game in every stadium in the Italian top flight after seeing Frosinone draw 3-3 with Empoli in an entertaining Serie A match at the Benito Stripe Stadium. His journey continues with still plenty more stadiums across the world to see, but will any of them ever match Celtic Park? Only time will tell.