10. AS Roma
Not many teams like to come and play in Rome. Whether this is down to the intimidating atmosphere, the ultras or the fact that there are no easy games here, the Eternal City has a stadium with an eternal atmosphere. The loyal followers of the Giallorossi have earned themselves a reputation for being one of the most committed fan bases in the world.
9. Leeds United
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 engrained 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.
8. Red Star Belgrade
Red Star fans create a great atmosphere for the club and are known for their choreography. Delije, that are the fanatical supporters in the north stand, and the rest of the Red Star supporters regularly fill the stadium with a flood of flares that creates an intensely hostile environment for opposition teams and fans. When it comes to the Belgrade derby, Serbians across the country have only two options, either support Red Star or Partizan Belgrade.
The sound of drums accompanied by red flares fills the Karaiskakis and provides a fearsome atmosphere for any away fans. Greek football fans support their local teams with so much noise that fear will often drive their own side to success. You certainly wouldn’t want to be on the wrong side of the home support when it comes to the final whistle.
Fenerbahce have developed a strong following since their founding in 1907. One of the most passionate fan bases in world football, Fenerbahce fans, are so passionate that they will set fire to their own ground and riot in the city when they lose important matches. Their longest-running and deepest rivalry is with Galatasaray, with matches between the two being referred to as Intercontinental derby.