He was at the Stade de France on Tuesday, June 8 to witness the victory of the France team against Bulgaria, alongside his friend Clément d'Antibes, one of the most famous supporters of the Blues, whom he met in 1982 on a rugby match, and that he lodged for the night in his apartment in Soisy-sous-Montmorency.
A dress rehearsal for Dominique Richez, who will attend at least two French matches during the European Football Championship.
If he had to be reimbursed for his place for the first meeting against Germany, due to the threat of closed doors which hovered until recently, he will indeed be in the stands of La Puskas Arena in Budapest (Hungary ) this Saturday, for the opposition against Hungary.
He will also push behind Hugo Lloris and his partners against Cristiano Ronaldo's Portugal on May 23 for the last game of the first round.
And as always, this master of ceremonies in the funeral directors will wear his blue flocked jersey "Dom Dom Soisy 95 230" and will be accompanied by his plush cock, made in Saint-Leu in 1983 ... In view of the glorious Euro of 1984 .
"The oldest supporter of the France team"
This is the seventh European Championship for the one who defines himself as "the oldest supporter of the France team", and who has been following the Blues since 1972. A special competition at the end of the health crisis. “I had taken my tickets for the final, the semi and the eighth final, but they refunded them to me, blows the sixty-year-old. We don't know if we will be able to leave, where, how, when? It will be piecemeal. I'm waiting to see if we're in the final, and then I'll try to get a place. For the moment everything is blocked. We advance blindly. It becomes complicated to go see a match. "
But it takes more to overcome this 63-year-old fanatic, who has also attended several European Club Cup matches.
"Not bad for a guy who has never kicked a ball", smiles the one who was a long time leader for the Val-d'Oisiens clubs of Soisy-sous-Montmorency, Saint-Leu or even Saint-Ouen-l'Aumône , and who visited 38 countries during his balloon trips.
Official sponsor of the Stade de France
In Budapest, he has already planned to visit the city, and in particular the essential thermal baths.
“It's a passion, it shows things, smiles the one who is also official sponsor of the Stade de France, alongside 816 other people like Julien Clerc or Charles Trénet.
I've been to countries I never thought I'd go to.
I made lots of discoveries.
Journeys that have allowed him to make many encounters, whether it is the inhabitants of the host countries, to whom he regularly offers small gifts from France, or personalities such as the president of Olympique Lyonnais Jean-Michel Aulas.
“It leaves good memories, blows this intimate star of the small and big screen.
Football is great stories.
However, he kept very few relics and gave most of his shirts to young fans.
“The memories are in my head,” he smiles.
I know what a kid can feel.
It was me at his age.
A budget of 2000 euros
His passion obviously comes at a cost.
The last World Cup in Russia cost him 7,000 euros.
For the moment, he has spent 2000 euros for this competition, travel and hotels included.
"What is that about someone who smokes a pack of cigarettes a day?"
asks this fanatic.
At 10 euros a day, in two years, he can afford a World Cup.
Barely whistled the end of the Euro that Dominique will already plan on the future World Cup, scheduled for Qatar in 2022. He has already started to save for what should be his eighth world (including six finals), forty years later the first, in Spain.
As in 2018, he hopes to attend the final coronation of the Blues.