The United Kingdom is home to some of the biggest and most supported football clubs in the World. These football clubs have followers all around the World. In this article, we will rank the 25 biggest football clubs in the UK. These clubs will be ranked on various parameters, such as legacy, fan following, brand value, social media followers, ticket sales, merchandise sales, and recent domination.
Here are the 25 biggest football clubs in the UK.
12. West Ham United
The biggest club to never win a top flight title, and it’s not even close. Despite being in the biggest city, having a cracking fan base, a great stadium (…for most of their existence) and attracting top players for decades, the Hammers have never finished in the top two in the top flight.
Of course, you could credit them with England’s 1966 World Cup win. There’s a certain amount of kudos that goes with that. They are one of the biggest football clubs in the UK.
11. Leeds United
Leeds is a big one-club city, the club had some serious success in their recent past and even got to the semi-finals of the Champions League in 2001. They have won three English league titles, one FA Cup, one League Cup among other trophies. The club reached the 1975 European Cup Final, losing to Bayern Munich. Leeds share rivalries with Manchester United, Chelsea and Millwall, as well as with local teams such as Huddersfield Town, Bradford City, and Sheffield Wednesday.
10. Newcastle United
Newcastle United has some of the best fans in the country. Their stadium St. James’ park is always buzzing on a matchday. Newcastle has won 4 League titles, 6 FA Cups, and a Charity Shield, as well as the 1969 Inter-Cities Fairs Cup and the 2006 UEFA Intertoto Cup, the ninth highest total of trophies won by an English club.
9. Aston Villa
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. Apart from the European cup, they have also won the Football League First Division seven times, the FA Cup seven times, and the League Cup five times. Villa Park has hosted more than 55 FA Cup semi-finals, a record.
Only three clubs have won more English league titles than Everton. The Toffees have 13 FA Cup final appearances – also topped by just the three clubs. Their trophy cabinet is absolutely inarguable, and they’ve got one of the very best fanbases in the country. They’ve not added silverware in a little while, but have spent all of that time being one of just six Premier League ever-presents.
7. Tottenham Hotspur
Only two titles to their name, but Tottenham’s new stadium demonstrates a club looking to the future, not the past. They’ve only spent one of the last 70 seasons outside of the top flight. Tottenham Hotspur has been staggeringly consistent (and sometimes straight-up brilliant) for the best part of three-quarters of a century.
The Celtic football club is the best-supported football club in the UK. They have one of the most passionate fans in the world. Celtic were also the first British team to win the European Cup in 1967. Celtic are one of few clubs in the world to have won over 100 trophies in their history. The club has won the Scottish league championship 50 times, most recently in 2018–19, the Scottish Cup 39 times and the Scottish League Cup 19 times.