Manchester United Have Europe's Second Most Loyal Fanbase

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A list of the highest average attendances across Europe shows that Manchester United have the second most loyal fan-base in Europe.

United averaged 75,207 last season, only bettered by Borussia Dortmund with 80,297. The average is extremely close to Old Trafford’s capacity of 75,639 and shows how much more loyal United’s fans are than the supporters of third placed Barcelona and fight placed Real Madrid - both of whom have significantly larger stadiums.

In all there are seven English clubs and two from Scotland within Europe’s top 30. Arsenal are 7th with 59,487, followed by Newcastle (13th), Manchester City (14th), Liverpool (23rd), Chelsea (26th) and Sunderland (27th). In Scotland, Celtic are 16th, while Rangers come in at 25th despite playing in Scotland’s third tier.

When analysed it becomes clear that British fans as a whole are extremely loyal, with their average attendances more or less equalling their club’s ground capacity. With the likes of Spurs and Everton not making the top 30, some bigger stadiums are clearly needed.

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