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Trophy Tour: Dickov’s surprise visit to Norwegian City supporter with ALS

Paul Dickov paid a surprise visit to a lifelong City supporter living with ALS during the Club’s recent visit to Oslo as part of our Premier League Trophy Tour.

His story was first brought to City’s attention by members of the Norway and Denmark Official Supporters’ Club, of which he is also a member.

Unfortunately, due to Alf’s condition, his visit to Copenhagen for our Champions League group stage clash is expected to be his last opportunity to watch his beloved City live.

Keen to create a special experience for both him and his family, Dickov took the Premier League trophy to his home, around 30 miles from Oslo, before Alf’s trip to the Danish capital.

The former City forward presented him with a signed shirt from Norwegian forward Erling Haaland, while our new no. nine also recorded a personalised message.

He was also special guest of both Copenhagen and City when the two sides faced each other in the Champions League, meeting members of Pep Guardiola's squad after the match.

Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) is an incurable neurodegenerative disease which sees patients suffer a progressive loss of function, with their life prognosis shortened to four to six years.

The visit to Alf’s home builds on the Club’s recent support towards research on the condition, which included an August friendly against Barcelona, played in honour of Juan Carlos Unzue, a former player and coach for the La Liga side who was diagnosed with ALS in 2020.