United Kingdom has some of the biggest and most followed football clubs in the world. Millions of supporters have pledged their loyalty to these clubs. Let us have a look at some of the most passionate football fan bases in UK.
Here are the top 10 most passionate football fan bases in UK –
2. Newcastle United
Having some of the most dedicated fans in England behind the club, The Magpies have endured a turbulent last few years. But the Toon army are an exceptionally passionate and loyal group of supporters who pile into St James’ Park without fail, and are respected by most rival fans in England.
Newcastle don’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 stadium is full and noisy and full-blooded, which is far more than can be said for neighbours Sunderland and Middlesbrough.
The Geordies keep singing—even after many years without winning a major trophy.
1. Celtic FC
Only club in this list which is not from the Premier league, Celtic, is one of the most passionate football fan bases in UK. Celtic Park is renowned for being a pit of noise intimidating enough to throw even the game’s greatest off their game.
Barcelona’s Lionel Messi once said of Celtic Park: “I’ve been fortunate to play in some great stadiums in Europe with Barcelona but none compare to Celtic. The atmosphere their fans create make it a very special European night of football.” Very little can top the big match atmosphere in Glasgow.
Barcelona legend Xavi said: “I don’t think I have seen anything like the Celtic fans in all the stadiums I have played.
“When you step out at Celtic Park, the atmosphere they create for their team is incredible. It doesn’t matter how many big games you have played in, walking out into that atmosphere is always intense.”
In 2008, Manchester United were held to a 1-1 draw at Celtic Park in the Champions League. Cristiano Ronaldo , who starred for United in that match, said: “The Celtic fans are incredible. It is always great to play there.”
The Scottish club has plenty of history and part of that is down to the great support they receive from their fans. Celtic’s Catholic origins give the club a pretty well-defined fanbase, which is a major reason why fans are so dedicated to the club.