English Premier League is the most-watched football league in the world. People across the world support different teams from this league with full passion and love.
Having passionate fans inside the stadium creates an incredible atmosphere that acts as the 12th man for the team. In this article, we have all the 20 clubs ranked according to the most passionate EPL fan bases.
Based on the fan votes accumulated from websites like the92.net, footballgrounfmap.com etc Here are the most passionate EPL fan bases in the Premier League –
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.
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.
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
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
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.
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
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.