After a trip to South America with Homefans, Lee started hosting Homefans trips in his home city. Here we catch up with Lee to chat about his journey and see how you can follow in his footsteps.
Let's start with your trip to South America with us!
It was my first ever trip to South America and we traveled to Argentina and Brazil. I absolutely loved every minute of it.
In Buenos Aires you can go to a match 7 days a week and most teams come from the capital, so there’s always a derby to watch.
Brazil was somewhere I always dreamed of going and it didn’t let me down. The Maracanã was fantastic and the Fla-Flu derby was tremendous. We also went to São Paulo and it was great to see teams like Palmeiras, Corinthians, and Sao Paulo.
Rio de Janeiro will always be one of my favorite places in the world and I[ll definitely visit again! Homefans and my tour guide in Argentina and Brazil (Pedro) could not have organized the trip any better. So it was definitely a great first impression!
What makes Homefans different to other football trips?
Homefans were the first company I’d been with who use local fan knowledge to enhance your experience.
Our guide Pedro took us to the places local fans meet to drink and sing before games.
I also loved the exclusive stadium tours. These weren’t just a standard stadium tour and you really got to go behind the scenes.
For a football nut like myself it was brilliant. Attention to detail is what Homefans do best and the tour leaders were great.
And then you started leading trips yourself!
Yeah! I loved my time in South America and realised I could pass on my knowledge of Glasgow to visiting fans. I now lead a few of the trips over here and it’s brilliant.
Who do you support and what's the season highlight?
I’m a lifelong Celtic supporter and the big games at Celtic Park really are special.
The European nights are incredible and as a Celtic fan it’s always good to give Rangers a good beating in the Old Firm! Derby weekends are amazingly tense. I really don’t think there’s anything quite like it in the UK.
I love giving Homefans visitors a local experience of the Old Firm and the trips seem to have gone down really well.
What's Glasgow like as a city?
You’ll have a lot of fun here, that’s for sure! The city centre’s full of great 19th century buildings and proper pubs. It’s a real football city and you’ll always find a local to talk football with. If you can’t, you’re probably in the wrong pub!