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Biggest League One away attendances revealed as Derby top list

The biggest League One away attendances of the 2023/24 season have been revealed, with seven of the top 10 spots occupied by just three fanbases.

In an era where many would have you believe supporters are becoming less dedicated, this list a reminder that, at least in the lower divisions, fans are still very passionate about cheering on their team both home and away.

Biggest League One away attendances of 2023/24 revealed

Biggest League One away attendances
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Derby County top the list

All fanbases in the top 10 biggest League One attendances of the season deserve a huge amount of credit, but none more so than the Derby County faithful. Not only did the Rams top the list, with their effort of 4,995 fans against Barnsley claiming first prize, but they also featured on the list on two other occasions.

Their efforts at both Peterborough and Wigan away were enough to also secure them the eighth and ninth spots on the list too.

Two more teams who deserve an enormous amount of praise for their efforts are the passionate supporters of Portsmouth and Carlisle, both of whom feature on this list twice each. Pompey fans for their sizeable crowds against Charlton and Peterborough, while Carlisle supporters made the list for their efforts against Bolton and Wigan.

In total, there were six away day attendances that exceeded the 4,000 people mark in League One this term, suggesting that supporters are still extremely dedicated to following their team all over the country.

Fans react to biggest League One away attendances list

Many supporters were quick to point out the fact that the vast majority of the fixtures these crowds were achieved in were derby games, however, that is to be expected as these are the games that often garner the most interest.

Aside from that, the general consensus saw Carlisle earn a lot of praise for featuring on the list twice despite their relatively remote location in the country. One fan took to X, formerly Twitter, to say: “Credit to Carlisle. Even North West opponents are a slog for them.”

While another simply added: “That's some effort from Carlisle.”


Harry Dowsett

Freelance football writer with experience writing for multiple digital platforms, such as GIVEMESPORT. Recently graduated from Portsmouth University with a media studies degree - completing a dissertation on the evolution of sports journalism in the process. He has a love for Arsenal Football Club and a passion for football as a whole.

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