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 By Chris Wright

Ecuador's Barcelona give tour to 102-year-old super fan Maria Guadalupe

While their Catalan namesakes are probably better known, Ecuadorian side Barcelona Sporting Club can call on the support of an incredibly loyal fan.

The lady in question is 102-year-old super fan Maria Guadalupe and she has followed the team through thick and thin since 1925 -- the year the club was first formed.

As a token of esteem for her many decades of unwavering support, Barca invited her along for a special VIP tour.

As well as taking part in a training session with a few of the players, Maria was also presented with a special personalised jersey which she duly sported with pride.

Early reports that Maria has successfully managed to bag herself a place on the bench for Barca's next league game are yet to be verified.

Chris covers the funny side of the game for ESPN FC in the Toe Poke blog.

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