Arsenal lover Granny Liu biggest Premier League fan in China

Published on: 01 April 2017

Arsenal supporter Hong Wen Liu has been named the winner of a VisitBritain competition to find China's biggest Premier League fan.

The 79-year-old grandmother, known as 'Granny Liu', was chosen out of more than 600 entrants for the competition which was run in partnership with the Premier League and Chinese broadcaster SuperSports.

The winner was decided by a public online vote in China after videos explaining why they are China's biggest Premier League fan were submitted.

Granny Liu wins a football-themed trip to Britain which includes VIP seats to Arsenal vs. Manchester City this weekend and a post-match meet-and-greet with players as well as VIP tours of the Arsenal Stadium in London and the Arsenal training ground in Hertfordshire.

VisitBritain Marketing Director Clare Mullin said: "The Premier League has a global fan base of billions and lifelong fan Granny Liu personifies the passion and loyalty that the beautiful game inspires.

"We are thrilled to be bringing Granny Liu to Britain, the home of football, to experience the amazing moments that can only be had here, from attending a live match and exploring our vibrant football cities to walking in the footsteps of heroes on a stadium tour."

The competition is being run as part of VisitBritain's non-commercial partnership with the Premier League, promoted with the tagline #OMGB 'Home of Amazing Fans'.