Category Archives: Glasgow Rangers

John and family receive a shirt from Sevilla FC president, Sr. Del Nido

Familia Wallace from on Vimeo.

John meets Del Nido, who surprises the Wallaces with a gift.

John was invited to meet and shake the hand of Sevilla FC President, José María del Nido, at half time.  He kindly presented the Wallace family with their very own own personalized shirt at the Parca. John’s grandfather Jock Wallace used to be the manager of Sevilla CF, and also Glasgow Rangers, the visiting team. We are waiting to receive the official photograph, but in the meantime, here is John’s grandmother and family friend, Stuart Chipres, holding up the shirt.  The shirt is now proudly hanging up on John’s bedroom wall near his trophy and medal collection!
This presentation was very special – not least because Del Nido was also very busy that evening looking after VIP guests, Hollywood actors Tom Cruise and Cameron Diaz.  They also received personalized football shirts, but we think the Wallace one is the best one!

John writes about the match – Sevilla FC vs Rangers

John writes about the visit to see Sevilla FC vs Glasgow Rangers

On the 8th december 2009 me and my lovely family drove up to Sevilla to watch the game which was Sevilla vs Rangers. This game didn’t really mean anything for Rangers because they can’t even qualify for the Europa league but for Sevilla it was actually a big game because they obviously would like to finish 1st in the group. Me and my family stayed in an amazing hotel which was right next to the Sevilla stadium which is called Estadio Ramon Sanchez Pizjuan. My seventy two year old Grandmother was the wife of Jock wallace, Jock Wallace used to manage both teams. My Grandmother didn’t really come down so that Rangers could win but she came down because Jock Wallace used to manage both teams. Our 1st night in the hotel was alright. Next morning we got up and we decided to go to see Ally McCoist for a quick drink and chat and also some lunch. When we got to the hotel the 1st  person I saw was Madjid Bougherra. When we went to see Ally I saw Nacho Novo. I also met him at Ibrox when it was my 1st game that I have watched in a stadium it was Rangers 3-2 Manchester City. Anyway when I peeked my head out over the corner I saw Kenny Miller.  When I sat down and had lunch I saw Kris Boyd he was also sitting down relaxing for the big game tonight.

The stadium soon fills up!

John looks on as the crowds start to arrive – even Tom Cruise, Katie Holmes and Cameron Diaz came along!

Arrived at Estadio Ramón Sanchéz Pizuan – at last!

After a great day in Sevilla, The Wallace finally get to the main event and raise the Wallace tartan flag at the Sevilla CF stadium, while watching the players warm-up.

John meets Madjid Bougherra

A quick pose with Rangers tall man Madjid Bougherra !

John meets Nacho Novo …. again!

John meets Glasgow Rangers star Nacho Novo…. again! A very nice man, he was happy to have another photo taken with John at the hotel where the Glasgow Rangers team were staying in Sevilla. Last time was at Ibrox Park in Glasgow.

Soaking up the atmosphere at the Sevilla vs Rangers match


John and Steffi with Ally McCoist

John and Steffi got the chance to ask a few questions of their own to assistant manager of Glasgow Rangers (and Question of Sport master!) Ally McCoist.