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Famous football fans: Which team has the most celebrity supporters?

The Premier League is unequivocally the number one most-watched league in world football, and as a result, holds a certain celebrity-like status among the sport.

However, which of its teams has the largest actual celebrity fanbase? Let's take a look at the ten Premier League clubs with the most famous fans in their ranks.

Famous football fans in the Premier League

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The Premier League boasts a long list of famous fans, including members of the Royal Family. Photo by Icon Sport.

10. Newcastle United

Ant & Dec in the stands at St. James' Park
Ant & Dec regularly visit St James' Park to cheer Eddie Howe's side on. Photo by Icon Sport

Being a one-club city certainly gives the Magpies an advantage in this list, with several famous born and bred Geordies all massive fans of Newcastle United.

Reality TV star Sam Fender, musician Cheryl (best known as Cheryl Cole), boxer Chris Eubank and of course, television duo Ant & Dec are all self-professed lovers of the Tyneside club.

It's certainly an impressive list and sees the Magpies break into the top 10.

9. Aston Villa

Prince William
Prince William is perhaps the most famous Villa fan of them all. Photo by Icon Sport.

Aston Villa's plethora of famous fans is mesmerising and even includes a member of the Royal Family.

Hollywood actor Tom Hanks, music legend Ozzy Osbourne and even Prince William have all made public their love for the Midlands club on several occasions.

Given the names mentioned, as well as several other celebrity fans, Villa were almost guaranteed to be in this list. However, despite the greatness of their famous supporters, they could only make ninth place this time around.

8. West Ham United

James Corden in the stands at the Gtech Community Stadium
TV personality James Corden is a huge West Ham United fan, Photo by Icon Sport

Not for the first time under David Moyes, the Hammers find themselves in and around the European places – albeit for reasons that have very little to do with their current performances.

With the club boasting the likes of James Corden, Russel Brand, Keira Knightley and of course, Danny Dyer as celebrity fans, West Ham possesses one of the larger celebrity fanbases in the league.

Successful in their own industries, these supporters finally saw success in East London last year as the club won the Uefa Europa Conference League.

7. Everton

Tony Bellew
Tony Bellew attended a memorial service for Bill Kenwright in 2023. Photo by Icon Sport.

In stark contrast to their position in the Premier League table this season, Everton have found themselves in seventh on this list. They are one of the biggest clubs in England outside of the ‘top six' at this current moment in time and therefore boast a very loyal fanbase.

Their celebrity followers include the likes of Amanda Holden, Dame Judi Dench, Sylvester Stallone and Tony Bellew.

The Toffees may currently find themselves in disarray, but their celebrity fanbase can rival that of many clubs around the world.

6. Manchester City

Noel Gallagher
The Gallagher brothers are both avid supporters of Manchester City. Photo by Icon Sport

Perhaps the only time Manchester City will find themselves all the way down in sixth place, the Sky Blues' celebrity fanbase simply isn't as stacked as the rest of the ‘big six'.

The most well-known famous Man City fans are Noel and Liam Gallagher, but Michelle Keegan, Andrew Flintoff, Alan Carr and former boxer Ricky Hatton all support Pep Guardiola's side.

As City continue to dominate, their fanbase will of course grow, and with it, they may just entice a whole new generation of celebrity fans in the future.

5. Tottenham Hotspur

Lord Alan Sugar
Alan Sugar pictured celebrating Spurs' 1991 FA Cup triumph. Photo by Icon Sport

Not for the first time in recent years, Tottenham have got the better of Man City and have as a result secured fifth spot in this list.

They may share North London with their fierce rivals Arsenal, but they are a huge club in their own right and their celebrity fanbase reflects that. Musicians Adele and AJ Tracey, actors Tom Holland and Mark Wahlberg as well as none other than Lord Alan Sugar are all supporters of the club.

Could Ange Postecoglou be the man to finally treat the club's celebrity cohort to success on the pitch?

4. Chelsea

Jeremy Clarkson in the stands at Old Trafford
Controversial figure Jeremy Clarkson is one of the many celebrity Chelsea fans. Photo by Icon Sport

Narrowly beating out their bitter rivals, Chelsea's extensive list of famous supporters sees the Blues climb into the top four.

Prepare yourself for the following list of names because it is astonishing. Michael Caine, Jeremy Clarkson, Will Ferrell, Gordon Ramsey, Nigella Lawson and a whole host of other celebrities make up the Blues' famous supporters.

A list of that calibre is perhaps to be expected given the club's iconic status in world football after winning two Champions Leagues.

3. Arsenal

Idris Elba
Idris Elba is a massive fan of Arsenal Football Club. Photo by Icon Sport

The top-ranked London-based side on this list, Arsenal have an incredibly rich history and have an equally impressive celebrity fanbase to go along with that.

Among famous fans of the club are Idris Elba, Piers Morgan, Lewis Hamilton, Matt Lucas, Jack Whitehall and Jeremy Corbyn.

In the form of Idris Elba, the North London side also boasts one of the more active famous fans, with the actor a huge part of the ‘No More Red' campaign run annually by the Gunners.

2. Liverpool

Falling just short of first place is Jurgen Klopp's side. Currently atop of the Premier League table, Liverpool are undoubtedly one of the biggest clubs in world football – which tends to be the case after winning a whopping six Champions Leagues.

Famous fans of the Reds include Samuel L. Jackson, Daniel Craig, LeBron James and even the late Nelson Mandela was reportedly a Liverpool fan.

Can Klopp bring success to those highly distinguished supporters one last time before he departs the club? They'll certainly be hoping so.

1. Manchester United

Usain Bolt
Arguably the most iconic sportsman of all time, Usain Bolt is known to be a fan of Manchester United. Photo by icon Sport

Despite being a shadow of their former selves for over ten years now, Manchester United are still the biggest and most supported club in England and find themselves at the top of this list as a result.

The Red Devils' list is almost so long it's overwhelming, but some of the more notable celebrities that hold the club close to their hearts are Floyd Mayweather, Usain Bolt, Dave, Megan Fox, Stormzy and Rory Mcllroy.

Success may currently be absent from the pitch, but there is certainly an abundance of it in the stands at Old Trafford.

However, one of the questions we ask ourselves about these celebrity football fans is whether or not they bet on their favourite team?

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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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