There are many ways you can rank English Premier League teams. It is easy to rank them based on the number of trophies or wins they have accumulated over the years. It is also interesting to look into the amount of money they spend – and get – every year for players, new stadiums and various other things.
What we’re going to focus on in this article, however, is the teams that are most highly supported. Of course, there are a lot of aspects to look into; things can be very complicated once we start looking into match attendances and other detailed factors. To keep it fun and interesting, we’re going to rank the best teams in the English Premier League based on their fan base.
In third place, we have Arsenal. Arsenal fans are die-hard fans any team could only dream of having. The team’s long derby with Tottenham Hotspur and the unique way Arsene Wenger leads the squad are among the many things that keep fans glued for more. Arsenal also has one of the highest attendance ratings in the league, which explains why you have to book early to get the best Arsenal tickets for the team’s top matches, unless you opt to get your Arsenal tickets from a third party website TicketGum.
The new Emirates Stadium may not be the largest in the league with its current capacity of 60,000, but it is one of the most modern – if not THE most modern – stadiums right now. Fans from all around the world fly to this hallowed ground every year to watch their team face some of the toughest competitions.
So there you have it, the three most highly supported teams in the English Premier League. It will be interested to see whether this changes in the future or whether these teams will continue to dominate with fan numbers.
Chelsea is certainly an interesting team to follow. Over the years, the team has had a lot of ups and downs. Through it all, however, the fans supported Chelsea like no other. We really can’t talk about loyal fans without mentioning Chelsea’s loyal fan base.
The Chelsea fans are among the strongest when it comes to online presence. The team has a lot of followers online, taking the 2nd place just below Manchester United. It is also the best team in the Premier League when it comes to utilising internet marketing and social networks to connect with fans from all over the world.
The Chelsea Fans Channel on YouTube, an unofficial channel made by and for fans, now has close to 80,000 subscribers. The official channel, on the other hand, has 5 times as many subscribers and more than enough videos – including exclusives – to keep fans entertained.
It is not surprising to see Manchester United topping our list. The team has more than 1.8 billion supporters globally and has partnerships with companies and entities in more than 70 countries. Manchester United is also the team with the most Twitter followers, almost three times more followers than its nearest competitor.
We haven’t even begun to talk about engagement rate, attendance and merchandise sales. There is no doubt that the fans of Manchester United are among the most loyal and die-hard fans in the entire league.
It is also not surprising to find Old Trafford to be the largest stadium in the league, currently equipped to host 75,635 of the team’s fans. Reports are also suggesting that the team is thinking about expanding the stadium’s capacity all the way to 80,000.