Top 50 average football attendances in the world in the last five years, including Manchester United, Barcelona, and Borussia Dortmund

12 Apr

Around the globe fans pack themselves into stadiums to watch their favourite football clubs in action.

Some supporters, whether rain, sunshine, or snow, get games of sizes and ensure the ground is full to the brim.

The Nou Camp is one of the most magnificent stadiums in the world

Some arenas are bigger than others, with one of the largest, Barcelona’s Camp Nou, holding around 99,354 people, if need be.

Even League One side Sunderland are able to get plenty of fans through the door such is the enthusiasm and loyalty of their base, and they’re just one of the side to feature in the top 50 football clubs with the highest average attendance, according to the CIES Football Observatory.

But who else makes the list, and where do they place? Find out below.

50. Real Betis – Average attendance between 2013-2018 = 35,664

49. Persepolis FC – Average attendance between 2013-2018 = 36,025

48. Urawa Red Diamonds – Average attendance between 2013-2018 = 36,468

47. Valencia – Average attendance between 2013-2018 = 37,615

Valencia fans rock the Mestalla.

46. Roma – Average attendance between 2013-2018 = 37,612

45. Everton – Average attendance between 2013-2018 = 38,451

44. Napoli – Average attendance between 2013-2018 = 38,475

43. Beijing Guoan – Average attendance between 2013-2018 = 38,761

42. Juventus – Average attendance between 2013-2018 = 38,778

Juve players celebrate in front of their fans.

41. Athletic Bilbao – Average attendance between 2013-2018 = 38,974

40. Olympique Lyonnais – Average attendance between 2013-2018 = 38,995

Lyon supporters love a flag

39. Sporting Lisbon – Average attendance between 2013-2018 = 39,068

38. Sunderland – Average attendance between 2013-2018 = 39,249

37. Monterrey – Average attendance between 2013-2018 = 40,658

36. Werder Bremen – Average attendance between 2013-2018 = 40,860

35. Tigres – Average attendance between 2013-2018 = 41,091

Plenty of waves in Mexican stadiums, especially at Tigres.

34. Tottenham Hotspur – Average attendance between 2013-2018 = 41,335

33. Chelsea – Average attendance between 2013-2018 = 41,463

Chelsea’s Stamford Bridge is in west London

32. AC Milan – Average attendance between 2013-2018 = 41,495

31. Club America – Average attendance between 2013-2018 = 41,527

30. Hannover – Average attendance between 2013-2018 = 41,966

29. Seattle Sounders – Average attendance between 2013-2018 = 42,797

Sounders sound off.

28. West Ham United – Average attendance between 2013-2018 = 43,567

27. Marseille– Average attendance between 2013-2018 = 44,169

26. Guangzhou Evergrande – Average attendance between 2013-2018 = 44,905

25. Paris Saint-Germain – Average attendance between 2013-2018 = 45,912

PSG fans in party mode.

24. Feyenoord Rotterdam – Average attendance between 2013-2018 = 46,314

23. Inter Milan – Average attendance between 2013-2018 = 46,654

22. Atletico Madrid – Average attendance between 2013-2018 = 47,553

21. Liverpool – Average attendance between 2013-2018 = 47,861

Klopp wants the crowd to create a good atmosphere at Anfield

20. Eintracht Frankfurt – Average attendance between 2013-2018 = 47,942

19. FC Koln – Average attendance between 2013-2018 = 48,346

18. Rangers – Average attendance between 2013-2018 = 49,054

Rangers fans make a racket.

17. Hertha Berlin – Average attendance between 2013-2018 = 49,476

16. Celtic – Average attendance between 2013-2018 = 49,697

15. Ajax – Average attendance between 2013-2018 = 49,781

14. Benfica – Average attendance between 2013-2018 = 50,077

13. Newcastle United – Average attendance between 2013-2018 = 50,721

Toon fans are loyal even in hard times.

12. Manchester City – Average attendance between 2013-2018 = 50,864

11. Borussia Monchengladbach – Average attendance between 2013-2018 = 51,369

10. Atlanta United – Average attendance between 2013-2018 = 51,547*

Atlanta United may be new on the scene but they’re impressing.

9. Stuttgart – Average attendance between 2013-2018 = 52,012

8. Hamburg – Average attendance between 2013-2018 = 52,349

7. Arsenal – Average attendance between 2013-2018 = 59,793

Arsenal’s Emirates stadium big but quiet.

6. Schalke – Average attendance between 2013-2018 = 61,328

Schalke also have supporters who love a flag.

5. Real Madrid – Average attendance between 2013-2018 = 69,822

The Bernabeu is the second biggest stadium in Spain

4. Bayern Munich – Average attendance between 2013-2018 = 73,781

3. Barcelona – Average attendance between 2013-2018 = 74,876

2. Manchester United – Average attendance between 2013-2018 = 75,218

Man United fans have fallen back in love with club thanks to Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s tenure.

1. Borussia Dortmund – Average attendance between 2013-2018 = 80,230

Borussia Dortmund fans are famed for creating an incredible atmosphere.

Newcastle United set to complete club record signing of Miguel Almiron and target two other deals

29 Jan

Newcastle United are hoping to finalise a club-record deal for Atlanta United midfielder Miguel Almiron on deadline day.

The Paraguay international underwent a medical in Tyneside on Wednesday after the Magpies had an offer of around $27million (£20.6million) accepted by the Major League Soccer club.

Almiron is on his his way to Newcastle for a medical

The fee for Almiron, 24, will surpass the £16m Newcastle paid for Michael Owen in 2005.

Almiron joined Atlanta from Argentinian side Lanus two years ago and played a key role in their MLS title success last year.

He has scored 21 goals in 62 games for Atlanta, and has been capped 13 times by Paraguay.

Rafa Benitez has been looking for a number ten for most of his three years at St James’ Park and the South American’s arrival would finally give him the type of player he has craved throughout that time.

Almiron has already said his goodbyes at Atlanta United.

He posted a host of images during his time at the MLS side on his Instagram page before travelling to the UK, with the caption: “Thanks Atlanta for all the love. I love you so much.”

Instagram Photo

Almiron could be one of three signings at St James’ Park on deadline day.

Benitez is also hopeful of landing Benfica midfielder Andreas Samaris and Monaco defender Antonio Barreca on loan for the remainder of the season.

Who is George Bello? Chelsea, Manchester City and Everton transfer target profiled after 16-year-old scores first MLS goal

29 Oct

Chelsea, Manchester City and Everton are just some of the European clubs hoping to sign teenage MLS star George Bello.

Last month, Calciomercato claimed the Premier League trio are joined by Genoa, Roma and Schalke in keeping tabs on the youngster, with the interest reported days after Bello made his professional debut at the age of just 16 years and 224 days.

Bello’s rise to stardom has been rapid

A left-back, Bello has gone on to make a further two appearances for MLS outfit Atlanta United, and he scored his first professional goal at the beginning of October – netting the opener in a 2-1 defeat of the New England Revolution.

Born in Nigeria, Bello moved to the United States with his family at a young age, and he’s been capped by the US up to Under-17 level.

He appears to have the potential to be a star of the future, and it is no surprise to see the likes of Chelsea, City and Everton tracking a player already making his mark in senior football at such a tender age.

But just who is Bello and what makes him so special?

Courtesy of our friends at Dugout, you can watch a scout report of Bello and see some of the wonderkid’s best bits below…

Wayne Rooney gets one goal and two assists in DC United win over Atlanta – Video highlights

4 Sep

Wayne Rooney continued his barnstorming form with a goal and two assists to lead new club DC United to a 3-1 victory over Atlanta.

The Manchester United legend has been on fire since joining the Major League Soccer side from Everton this summer.

Rooney has starred since joining MLS side DC United

He made the headlines in his native Blighty for his amazing last-man tackle and long-range assist to lead DC to a stoppage-time victory over Orlando.

Then, in his very next game, he scored a brace – including a sublime free-kick – to send the capital club to a big win over Portland Timbers.


TAKE A BOW! – Wayne Rooney produces magical MLS moment for DC United


And Rooney was the match-winner again on Sunday, with the former England captain having a hand in all three goals in a 3-1 win away at Atlanta United.

Rooney’s tally since moving to the MLS now stands at four goals and five assists in 11 appearances – also bagging three Man-of-the-Match awards.

Watch Rooney’s brilliant performance against Atlanta in the video below!