The most passionate fans in the Premier League has been revealed and ranked according to website 1sports1, and it’s caused a stir.
Top flight English football is the most-watched league in the world with people across the world supporting the 20 teams it consists.
Having passionate fans inside the stadium makes for an incredible atmosphere that can also help as the 12th man for the team.
In this article, we take a look at who is thought to be the most passionate of Premier League fanbases, see where your side is ranked below…
1sport1 wrote: Brentford are finally back in the top flight of English football after a wait of 74 years.
Fans and players will look forward to enjoying every moment of top-flight football.
Nicknamed “the Bees”, the club was founded in 1889 and played home matches at Griffin Park from 1904 before moving to Brentford Community Stadium in 2020.
1sport1 wrote: Watford are back in the Premier League for the 2021-22 season.
The club recognizes its foundation as 1881, aligned with that of its antecedent, Watford Rovers, and was established as Watford Football Club in 1898.
Watford fans maintain a rivalry with those of Luton Town. The atmosphere for these matches is absolutely cracking.
1sport1 wrote: Burnley’s population is around 80k and the average attendance for the last pre-covid Premier League season was a massive 20.5K. It was a ‘wow’ achievement considering the size of Burnley.
This club has got tremendous local support. A fair number of fans come from Colne Nelson Brierfield which roll into Burnley.
Then come Clitheroe and a catchment area right into Yorkshire.
Sean Dyche once said, “Burnley have a fanbase to be proud of. After my first season we sold Charlie Austin and there was the usual response from crowds, not always positive, and I said then it’s important we focus on what the team are doing, and they’ve been amazing since then.”
17. Manchester City
1sport1 wrote: Being in the shadow of Manchester United for many years, Manchester City have now turned the tide in recent years and holds the bragging rights in Manchester.
Etihad Stadium may not have the best atmosphere in England but Manchester City does in fact have some great supporters, a majority of whom have been supporting the club for years.
There’s little denying that success brings new fans, but the majority of the City’s local fan base has witnessed a pre-Sheikh Mansour era.
Their fans have historically shown tremendous support to their team.
In their first campaign at the Etihad Stadium in 2003/04, City fought relegation and finished 16th in front of an average crowd of 46,834, which was better than most of the teams in the division.
Also, when City were in League One in 1998/1999, the Blues had an average attendance of 32,547 – a record that remains untouched. Manchester City fans are quite the loyal group of supporters.
16. Manchester United
1sport1 wrote: Manchester United is the most supported football club in the world.
Though the club has suffered a lot after the retirement of Sir Alex Ferguson, there is no decline in the support from the fans.
Old Trafford is England’s largest club stadium and can host 75,643 fans at any given instant.
Manchester United have a global fan base with supporters from around the world showing their support for the club.
Even when the Red Devils have suffered in a match, the fans stay loyal and cheer them on even louder, come rain or shine.
1sport1 wrote: Everton’s ground Goodison Park is one of the most iconic grounds in the Premier League.
It has hosted more top-flight English football games than any other club.
It first became the home of “The Toffees” in 1892 and is one of the world’s first purpose-built stadiums.
Everton fans are not far behind their Merseyside rivals in terms of passion and dedication.
Even though Everton haven’t been their best this season, fans continue to support the club with all their heart.
14. Brighton and Hove Albion
1sport1 wrote: If you ever visit the Amex Stadium, you will fall in love instantly with this amazingly decorated piece of art.
It got the facility of 30,750 which is more than a match for most of the top-flight.
With its sweeping curves, the Amex is not less than a Hollywood beauty to a football fanatic.
The potential fan base for the club is humongous. Brighton has a population of just under 300,000 and there are no such big rivals in the near locality.
Some may feel they missed out on a generation of potential supporters when they used to play at Gillingham and the Withdean.
But when The Amex opened, the fans rushed back to cheer their home team.
They have an average attendance of 30,000 this season, this is something many teams would dream of.
13. Tottenham Hotspur
1sport1 wrote: As Harry Kane continues to lead his team to success on the pitch, Tottenham’s fans continue to support them greatly off it.
As one of London’s oldest Premier League clubs, Tottenham has a long history that includes two league titles, eight FA Cups and a European Cup Winners’ Cup victory in 1963.
Currently, Tottenham is based in The Tottenham Hotspur Stadium. Previously, the club competed out of White Hart Lane, which was open since 1899.
12. Leicester City
1sport1 wrote: One of the best atmospheres in English football, partly due to the cardboard clappers issued to all home fans, the noise is amazing.
Winning the Premier League in 2016 and then going on to qualify for the UEFA Champions League had worked like a turbo booster in Leicester City’s incredible rise in power – both on the field and in terms of regular attendance figures.
The FA Cup victory in 2021 is also something to make the fans very happy. The Fans are always there to support the team, whether it’s a relegation battle or title chase. The Foxes never let their troop behind alone.
1sport1 wrote: Chelsea fans are behind their team always. They are passionate and loud.
The Blues are arguably one of the greatest Premier League sides of all time and Stamford Bridge knows that well.
The current UCL holders are one of the biggest fanbase holders in Europe. They provide their players with unconditional support, surrounding them in a sea of blue flags and cheering them on loudly at every game.
1sport1 wrote: When you’re at home and you’ve got a great backing, it’s brilliant. And when you go on the road and you can hear your fans signing it’s what you want as a player.
It’s a credit to the Southampton fans who stuck to the team when they were in League One and on the brink of liquidation.
It’s good that the fans stuck with them, and now they’re seeing Southampton playing week in, week out, in the Premier League.
Southampton was relegated in 2005 after their 27 years in the top flight of English football.
After playing six years in the second and third tier, Southampton gained promotion back to the Premier League.
St. Mary’s is their home ground having a capacity of 32,505. They are among one of the most passionate EPL fan bases.
9. Norwich City
1sport1 wrote: If it wasn’t for a run of four defeats in six games at the business end of the season, Norwich City could have been the very first Premier League champions.
As it was, the relegation-tipped side – with the likes of Ruel Fox, Efan Ekoku and Chris Sutton in their squad – fell to third behind Aston Villa and winners Manchester United.
They’ve been a yo-yo club ever since, never finishing in the top half of the Premier League in the several years hence.
Last season they won the Championship and are now back in the top league. They are easily one of the most passionate EPL fan bases.
1sport1 wrote: The wolfpack has made Molineux a tough place to come for visiting teams.
The atmosphere on matchday is absolutely electrifying. Since their promotion in 2018, they have consistently performed well.
Their fans love to get behind their team and the manager. They are now one of the most passionate EPL fan bases.
7. Crystal Palace
1sport1 wrote: Although Crystal Palace isn’t as well known internationally as Arsenal or Chelsea, it has a large, passionate fan base in its home district of Selhurst, as well as in surrounding counties like Kent and Surrey. Crystal Palace’s stadium Selhurst Park is one of the most intimidating grounds for the opponents.
The atmosphere inside the stadium is one of the best in the league.
They are known for their miraculous escape and it’s because of that fans pour week in week out to witness their side’s fight to stay in the top tier.
6. Aston Villa
1sport1 wrote: Aston Villa is one football club whose fans are known for loyalty and mannerism.
They are the most successful club in the Midlands, European champions, have spent the best part of 90% of their Football League life in the top flight.
Aston Villa were a Premier League club since its inception in 1992 till 2016.
They came back to the Premier League in 2019. Villa still has a very strong fan base and no matter what the future holds for them there will be plenty of Villains behind them.
1sport1 wrote: The only Premier League club to go a full season unbeaten. London’s biggest club, Arsenal has won 13 League titles, a record 13 FA Cups among a host of other trophies.
The boisterous nature of the Gooners can be seen especially with fans having their opinion on every little thing the club does.
The passion and genuine care about the club’s well-being from Arsenal fans is one that is hard to match and it is why they are one of the best fans in the Premier League.
4. West Ham
1sport1 wrote: The biggest club to never win a top-flight title, and it’s not even close.
But that never stopped the Hammers’ fans from loving and supporting the club.
They have always had tremendous support from the stands, that’s something they can be proud of.
Fans of West Ham are as passionate as they come, and although their games do not provide the same quality of football as some other games in the Premier League, the West Ham fans make up for it with unfaltering enthusiasm, cheering their team on through thick and thin.
1sport1 wrote: Whether you love the reds or not, you can’t deny that the club has terrific support.
The Anfield club is built on tradition, success, and terrible tragedy. Liverpool has passed through many hard stones, whether it’s the winning of major trophies or the fight for justice after the Hillsborough disaster.
This is a club that deserves respect, no matter your allegiance.
“You’ll Never Walk Alone” is one of football’s most famous anthems. It does not matter whether it’s sung in Merseyside halfway through the campaign or belted out in Dublin during the preseason, the club’s support and passion is something to marvel at.
Games against Manchester United and Everton—whose atmospheres have been described as “suffocating” and “not for the faint of heart”— creates an unmatched atmosphere.
They are without any doubt, one of the most passionate EPL fan bases.
2. Newcastle United
1sport1 wrote: Newcastle’s support is regarded as one of the most spirited and cheerful inside England.
It often piles up against the more successful clubs and creates a cauldron of the atmosphere on the match day.
Newcastle doesn’t have a particularly global fanbase like Arsenal or Manchester United, but the local support they have is passionate and intense.
Game after game, season after season, their St. James’ Park is full and noisy and full-blooded, which is far more than can be said for neighbors Sunderland and Middlesbrough.
The Geordies keep singing—even after many years without winning a major trophy.
1. Leeds United
1sport1 wrote: The Whites of West Yorkshire are simply one of the most famous clubs in the country.
They’ve experienced great success in the past and have a great fanbase.
Leeds is the largest English city with only one professional club and even during tough times their fans still come close to filling the 37,000 seat capacity at Elland Road while screaming, “We are Leeds!” Perhaps it’s the fiery northern mentality that is so deeply ingrained into the psyche of every Leeds fan that makes them collectively feel they’re capable of creating an atmosphere that changes score lines.
An Elland Road in full voice not only spurs Leeds United on, but it also terrifies the opposition.
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