Clubs with biggest fan base.

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  1. bullycfc

    bullycfc New Member

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    Anyone have a list of the top 10 clubs around the world with the biggest fan base. An official report would be best rather than peoples personal opinion.

    thanks alot


  2. DigitalTron

    DigitalTron New Member

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    World's Richest Clubs (World Soccer July 2003)

    Sorry, I cannot give you the number of fan base rankings, but the July 2003 World Soccer listed the 20 biggest clubs (2 months ago I believe ... the one with Maldini kissing the UEFA Champions League trophy on the cover). They ranked them on Revenue, Wage Bill and Net Transfer Spending for the year 2001-2002. Here's the top 20 for Revenue (not counting transfer sales) with their valuation in Euros.

    1. Real Madrid ...............................252
    2. Manchester United .....................207.3
    3. Juventus ....................................195
    4. Bayern Munich ...........................176
    5. AC Milan ...................................161.7
    6. Chelsea (pre-Abromovich) ...........161
    7. Barcelona ..................................148
    8. Roma ........................................143.8
    9. Liverpool ....................................138.6
    10. Arsenal ....................................127.4
    11. Internazionale ...........................125.7
    12. Leeds United ............................114.1
    13. Lazio .......................................112
    14. Borussia Dortmund ....................102..4
    15. Newcastle United .......................99.3
    16. Tottenham Hotspur .....................91
    17. Bayer Leverkusen .......................80
    18. Celtic ........................................79.6
    19. Aston Villa .................................65.4
    20. Rangers .....................................62.7

    Hope this helps.

    -Digital
  3. Germanshepherd

    Germanshepherd New Member

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    Official member numbers of german clubs:

    Bayern München -> 95000
    Schalke 04 -> 33000
    1860 München -> 23600
    Hamburger SV -> 18600
    Borussia Dortmund -> 17000
    Borussia Mönchengladbach -> 16000
    1.FC Köln -> 12100
    1.FC Kaiserslautern -> 10500
    Hertha BSC Berlin -> 10300
    VFB Stuttgart -> 8100
    Eintracht Frankfurt -> 6000
    Werder Bremen -> 5700
    1.FC Nürnberg -> 5000
    Hansa Rostock -> 2000

    PS: What I know is that FC Barcelona has the most members in the world, around 150000.

    But the real fan base is different from that.

    A poll from the "DFL" (Bundesliga) was asking the
    german people: "What club are you Fan of?"

    Bayern München - > 12.6 Mio.
    Borussia Dortmund -> 6.3 Mio.
    Schalke 04 - > 4.8 Mio.
    Hansa Rostock -> 3.8 Mio.
  4. RoverMax

    RoverMax New Member

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    I have heard that Manchester United has the biggest fanbase but Real Madrid's revenue is so much greater that it now makes me think that they have the biggest fanbase.


  5. MikeyPez

    MikeyPez New Member

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    Man U has probably the biggest fanbase since they had Beckham who appealed to everyone. I think that Real will soon be ahead.
  6. classicalmusic

    classicalmusic New Member

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    Re: World's Richest Clubs (World Soccer July 2003)



    I am a little bit surprised to see Real ahead of Man U in the above list in terms of revenues. In other such estimates that I have seen elsewhere within the last nine months, Man U was ranked no. 1 and Real no. 2 in all of them. Maybe the above list was compiled with slightly different criteria.
  7. SportBoy333

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    You want to say ManU but I still say Liverpool has the biggest fanbase in England.

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