Celtic behind only Manchester United & Arsenal in fan numbers – with Rangers not far behind in British top 10



CELTIC can lay claim to the third-highest home support in British football, with only Manchester United and Arsenal able to pull in more punters through the turnstiles so far this season.

Brendan Rodgers’ revolution at Parkhead has resulted in the Hoops attracting their highest average home attendance since 2008-09 and it has allowed them to outstrip the likes of Liverpool and Champions League rivals Manchester City.

Meanwhile, Old Firm rivals Rangers are in eighth spot in the top 20 best-supported clubs north and south of the border.

(Pic: Guillaume Gogo)
(Pic: Guillaume Gogo)

Though they languish some way behind Man United’s current average of 75,263, Celtic’s 55,590 from five home league outings mean Arsenal (59,950) are the only other club in the celebrated English Premier League to place above the Scottish champions.

Man City trail narrowly behind, followed by West Ham United, Liverpool and Newcastle United before Rangers get a mention in eighth with an average home gate this term of 48,554.

The Ibrox outfit rank higher than the likes of Chelsea (41,374), Everton (38,963) and Premier League champions Leicester City (31,816).

1. Manchester United (75,263), 2. Arsenal (59,950), 3. Celtic (55,590), 4. Manchester City (54,316), 5. West Ham United (53,598), 6. Liverpool (53,027), 7. Newcastle United (50,087), 8. Rangers (48,554), 9. Sunderland (41,791), 10. Chelsea (41,374), 11. Everton (38,963), 12. Tottenham Hotspur (33,692), 13. Aston Villa (31,860), 14. Leicester City (31,816), 15. Middlesbrough (30,540), 16. Southampton (30,276), 17. Derby County (28,859), 18. Stoke City (27,285), 19. Sheffield Wednesday (26,557), 20. Norwich City (26,211).

(Figures courtesy of TalkSPORT)