Barça birthday request goes viral on Twitter

Granada woman appeals for FCB players to wish her grandmother a happy 99th birthday

Paquita turns 99 on June 16 (courtesy of @mlcestudio via Twitter)
Paquita turns 99 on June 16 (courtesy of @mlcestudio via Twitter) / ACN

ACN | Barcelona

May 20, 2022 01:55 PM

A woman from Granada has made a plea via social media to get a player of the prestigious Barcelona football team to congratulate her soon-to-be 99-year-old grandmother, Paquita, for her milestone - a plea which has since gone viral, currently with over 10,000 retweets and nearly 30,000 likes.

The tweet, published on Wednesday, did not take long to grab the players’ attention, as midfielder Pedri became the first Barça player to acknowledge her the following day, with a short video in which he said “I wish you a happy birthday. Enjoy it".

Since then, Brazilian Dani Alves has also congratulated Paquita on her immense achievement in a tweet on Friday.

The family has also explained that they will show the Barça birthday wishes to Paquita on her actual birthday, June 16.

Paquita’s passion

Paquita's love affair with FC Barcelona began when she became a widow at a very young age. Her husband died on a Sunday and the last thing he asked her was if Barça had won. Paquita has been a big fan of the Catalan club ever since.

Paquita’s granddaughter has explained that her grandmother never misses a game, and does not sleep if the team loses.