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Top 50 Clubs With Highest Average Attendances Over Last Five Years

Top 50 Clubs With Highest Average Attendances Over Last Five Years

German giants Borussia Dortmund may just have the best fans in the world and evidence to back up that statement comes in CIES Football Observatory's report on the highest average home attendances over the last five years.

CIES published the top 50 and it's Dortmund who sit at the top of the table, averaging 80,230 fans at Signal Iduna Park. Cheap season tickets and the immense football culture at Dortmund is clearly paying dividends.

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Manchester United are in second with 75,218, with their most recent opponents Barcelona just behind courtesy of an average gate of 74,846.

Bayern Munich are the second-highest of the Bundesliga outfits, though the likes of Schalke, Hamburg and Stuttgart are all high up to ensure the German top-flight is the best-supported league in the world.

Real Madrid and Arsenal also make the top, which is completed by MLS outfit Atlanta United, who are the highest non-European club in the standings - all the more impressive considering they were only formed in 2014.

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Manchester City, who get a lot of stick for their attendances, find themselves in 12th position with a fairly respectable 50,684 fans coming into the Etihad on average - just ahead of Newcastle United and St James' Park in 13th.

Report authors Drs Raffaele Poli, Loïc Ravenel and Roger Besson said the figures highlight how popular football has become in the United States, Canada, China and Mexico.

"Despite the increase in the number of teams participating in the MLS, average attendances have consistently increased to break the 20,000-spectator threshold over the past five years. This limit has also been broken in China, where football's popularity is henceforth well established too," the report reads.

"Germany appears as the footballing country par excellence. Although also very popular, English and Spanish clubs have considerably less spectators than German teams. Outside of Europe, Mexican clubs attract the biggest crowds."

Here is the list of 50 in full, courtesy of talkSPORT:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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*

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

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

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

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

Topics: Football, Manchester City, Football News, FC Barcelona, Manchester United, Borussia Dortmund, Arsenal, Bayern Munich, Real Madrid

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