Some celebrities are loyal match-goers. They walk down the same narrow streets as you or I, praying for three points as the ground hones into view.

They share our frustrations as the manager once again picks Player X at left-back instead of pushing him further forward where clearly he is more effective. 

They eat from the same dodgy burger van.

Okay, that last bit is an exaggeration. They are typically ushered into a private suite to nibble on canapes and quaff fine wine, safely ensconced from autograph-hunters and prying eyes.

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The point is, there are famous individuals who have football deep-set in their bones. Who have the fortunes of one particular football club determine their mood on any given weekend.

They probably indulge in some live betting too, just like the rest of us.

For other well-known types an entirely different metric of support exists. 

Doing a press junket to promote their latest film, a glamourous actress will be puzzled when a Bristol City-supporting journalist pulls out that season’s club shirt.

Playing along, she will obligingly hold the shirt up as the cameras rolls and hey presto, from that day forward she is a devoted Robin.

We’re not here to judge such behaviour, quite the opposite. Football these days is showbusiness and every star of stage and screen likes to be associated with it.

Just like every fan of a lower-league side wants to believe that an A-list megastar is pacing up and down in their Malibu mansion, trying to get a stream as their beloved Leyton Orient take on Wycombe. 

Whatever their level of support though, from authentic to once making a passing remark in an interview, we’re here for it all. 

So what are you waiting for? Get stuck into our celebrity football fans list below to find our your club’s most famous football supporter!

Celebrities Football Teams

From Hollywood to Burnage, and even taking in royalty and Prime Ministers, here are some of the most famous football fans by club:

  • Arsenal – Anne Hathaway

  • Aston Villa – Prince William, The Duke Of Cambridge

  • Bournemouth – Rishi Sunak

  • Brentford – Dean Gaffney

  • Brighton & Hove Albion – Fatboy Slim

  • Burnley – Snoop Dogg

  • Chelsea – Will Ferrell

  • Crystal Palace – Liam Neeson

  • Everton – Sylvester Stallone

  • Fulham – Margot Robbie

  • Liverpool – Brad Pitt

  • Luton Town – Alastair Cook

  • Manchester City – Liam & Noel Gallagher

  • Manchester United – Usain Bolt

  • Newcastle United – Ant & Dec

  • Nottingham Forest – Lee Westwood

  • Sheffield United – Jessica Ennis-Hill

  • Southampton - Rishi Sunak

  • Tottenham Hotspur – Adele

  • West Ham United – James Corden

  • Wolverhampton Wanderers – Robert Plant

Here, we take a look at some of the most popular clubs and the celebrities that follow them. Find the famous soccer fans for your club below!

Famous Arsenal Fans

  • Piers Morgan – One of the most vocal celebrity Arsenal fans, Morgan is a regular visitor to the Emirates Stadium and he makes his football views clear on social media.

  • Prince Harry – According to brother Prince William, Prince Harry follows Arsenal but we all know rugby is his main passion. It still makes him an incredibly well-known Gooner.

  • Idris Elba – Elba once claimed that he would be ‘physically sick’ if Tottenham ever won the Premier League title. This quote alone gives him cult hero status at the Emirates for life.

  • Jay-Z – The rapper has visited the Emirates Stadium on multiple occasions over the years, with his love for Arsenal growing through his friendship with Thierry Henry.

  • Matt Damon – Damon also revealed his dislike for Tottenham back in 2008 and is recognised as one of the top famous Arsenal fans. Via his Argentinian wife he has also attended Boca Juniors games.

  • Anne Hathaway - The Hollywood superstar was captured celebrating an Arsenal goal during an interview where she was promoting her new movie, 'The Idea Of You'. Expect to see the Academy Award winning actress at the Emirates Stadium in the near future!

Famous Chelsea Fans

  • Lord Richard Attenborough – A huge Chelsea fan until his sad passing in 2014, Attenborough was passionate about the Blues and he was a regular at Stamford Bridge before falling ill.

  • Tim Lovejoy – The former Soccer AM presenter is a lifelong celebrity Chelsea fan and he can be seen at Stamford Bridge on a regular basis. 

  • Nigella Lawson – One of the most famous chefs in the world, Lawson is a huge Chelsea fan and she is a frequent visitor to Stamford Bridge throughout the football season.

  • Sir Steve Redgrave – An Olympics legend, Redgrave is one of the most high profile famous Chelsea sports fans and he has even helped out with the FA Cup draw in the past.

  • Bill Clinton – Rumour has it that Clinton would often watch Chelsea play during his time at Oxford in the 1960s. While he isn’t a hardcore supporter, he is the only luminary on this whole list who has named an offspring after a football club. 

Famous Everton Fans

  • Sylvester Stallone – Becoming an Everton after being invited to Goodison Park by Robert Earl, Stallone helped take ‘Creed’ to Goodison Park.

  • Jodie Comer – BAFTA winner and character-chameleon Comer was born in Liverpool. Her dad currently works for the club as a masseuse. 

  • Judi Dench – National treasure Judi Dench is a long-suffering Everton supporter and has been an honorary patron of the club’s charity for over a decade.

  • Tony Bellew – Born in Toxteth, the former World Cruiserweight champion has put the club a close third behind his ‘wife and my kids’, fighting at Goodison to retain his crown and even venturing onto the pitch as a young boy, when Everton staved off relegation on the final day of the 1993/94 season. 

  • Liz McClarnon – The Atomic Kitten singer has been spotted numerous times at games hoping that Sean Dyche can make the club whole again.

Famous Liverpool Fans

  • Daniel Craig – James Bond has been to Anfield on a number of occasions and he ranks as one of their top celebrity football fans. Rare defeats on Merseyside are said to leave him shaken, not stirred.

  • Nelson Mandela – Mandela was a long-standing Liverpool fan until his passing in 2013, confirming this to John Barnes when the Reds toured South Africa in 1994.

  • Millie Bobby Brown – A British actress killing it in Hollywood, Brown supports Liverpool through her older brother and airs her views on all things Anfield on social media. Can Liverpool win the league this season, as the sport betting suggests? Stranger things have happened. 

  • Gary Barlow – A devoted Red, Barlow’s dream was to play a concert at Anfield and he finally got his wish in 2019. You won’t see many famous Liverpool fans do that…

  • Samuel L. Jackson – The American actor fell in love with Liverpool back in 2001 when filming in the city and he is one of the most vocal and passionate celebrity Liverpool supporters on social media.

Famous Manchester City Fans

  • Gallagher Brothers – They might not get on, but Liam and Noel still share an undying love for Manchester City. The Oasis icons are often spotted at the Etihad and fittingly, the players broke out a rendition of ‘Wonderwall’ after winning the 2018-19 Premier League title. 

  • Martin Lewis – City don’t exactly need any help from the money-saving expert who has made his support of the club known on social media. 

  • Ricky Hatton – A massive City fan, Hatton often used the club anthem ‘Blue Moon’ as his walkout music. 

  • Jason Manford – Manchester-born comic Manford is a former season ticket holder who frequently shares his thoughts on City’s performances on Twitter.

  • Jackie Chan – After meeting the squad during a preseason tour in the early 2010s, Chan committed to supporting the club from then onwards. 

Famous Manchester United Fans

  • Usain Bolt – Very public about his support of Manchester United, the greatest springer of all time was a guest of honour at the club after winning three gold medals at the London Olympics. 

  • Megan Fox – The Transformers actress was spotted in a Javier Hernandez Manchester United jersey in 2012. She has been rumoured to be a fan of the club ever since. 

  • Steve Coogan – The Manchester-born comedy legend once described himself as a ‘weekend Manchester United fan’. Clearly, European fixtures are not for him. 

  • Stormzy – Involved in the infamous video to announce Paul Pogba’s return to the club, the rapper also partnered with the club on the #MERKYFC campaign in 2022. 

  • Rory McIlroy – McIlroy is a big Manchester United fan and is regularly seen at Old Trafford when his tour commitments allows. 

Famous Newcastle United Fans

  • Ant & Dec – Often seen at Newcastle matches, the presenting duo have experienced the highs, and mostly lows, of being a Magpies fan since childhood. 

  • Matt Hancock – We can’t imagine many Newcastle fans are happy with this association. The former Health Secretary claims he went to St James’ Park as a kid. 

  • Cameron Norrie – Despite being born in South Africa, tennis star Cameron Norrie is reportedly a Magpies fan. He attended a home match in 2021-22. 

  • Asim Choudhry – The comedian and writer fell under Newcastle’s spell in the Nineties, a love for Alan Shearer and Kevin Keegan’s entertainers surpassing any feelings he had for local sides in West London.  

  • Sam Fender – The ‘Seventeen Going Under’ singer hasn’t been shy about his love of Newcastle United. He famously made a hungover appearance on BBC Breakfast after Mike Ashley sold the club. 

Famous Tottenham Fans

  • Lord Alan Sugar – The former Tottenham chairman posts regularly about his beloved club and though he has been vocally critical of the club’s management in the past he will surely not want Ange Postecoglou fired anytime soon. 

  • Michael McIntyre – McIntyre has been pictured watching Tottenham matches and hanging out with players. He attends matches regularly with his son.

  • Zac Efron – Efron declared his love for Tottenham in 2019 after attending a Spurs game as Dele Alli’s guest. Whether the Hollywood A-Lister has thoughts on where James Maddison is best deployed is up for debate.

  • Tom Holland – If Liverpool have James Bond, Spurs have Spiderman. A lifelong supporter of the North London giants, the actor attempted to persuade Kylian Mbappe to join Postecoglou’s men when encountering the striker at the 2021 Ballon d’Or awards.  

  • JK Rowling – The Harry Potter author is a Tottenham celebrity fan though she tends to keep her football views out of the public eye. Anyone for quidditch? 

Famous West Ham Fans

  • James Corden – The London-born TV personality is a lifelong West Ham fan. Now residing in Los Angeles, he rarely has the opportunity to watch Hammers matches in person. 

  • Dave Grohl – First becoming enamoured with the Premier League during a long UK tour, the Foo Fighters and Nirvana star took a liking to West Ham based on their working class roots. 

  • Keira Knightley – Knightley has supported West Ham all her life, keeping up with their matches between filming. 

  • Barack Obama – Surely the most surprising West Ham fan? Obama’s sister and family live in East London and are huge Irons fans. The former President watched a match with them and has followed the ups and downs at the London Stadium ever since. 

  • Lennox Lewis – Olympic medallist and former heavyweight champion, Lewis was born in West Ham and has supported the club throughout his life. 

Celebrity Soccer Fans

As the Premier League mushrooms in popularity and status, so does the attention it attracts in the United States.

While ‘football’ on the other side of the Atlantic is a long way from the Beautiful Game, an increasing number of celebrities have pledged their allegiance to Premier League sides.

A Twitter mix up led to ‘Star Wars’ actor Mark Hamill declaring himself a fan of Wolverhampton Wanderers. Tom Hanks meanwhile rivals royalty for the honour of being Aston Villa’s most famous supporter. The 67-year-old got to attend his first Villa match in early 2023. 

After initially being pushed towards Manchester United, ‘Lord of the Rings’ star Elijah Wood opted to support West Ham after making the film ‘Green Street’.

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Hanks has admitted rooting for the Villans based purely on their colours and liking their name but not all celebrity connections have such tenuous reasons.

Hugh Grant was a committed Fulham fan long before Four Weddings And A Funeral made him a global star. He is often pictured at matches home and away. 

Then there’s Colin Firth, Grant’s ‘Love Actually’ co-star, who is a long-time Arsenal fan.  His performance in ‘Fever Pitch’ very much came from the heart.

Lastly, it probably wouldn’t be the wisest move to tell Ray Winstone that his love for the Hammers is merely a starry affectation. 

But back to the tenuous links, and perhaps our favourite one of all when Jennifer Aniston followed Mila Kunis’ lead in becoming a Watford ‘fan’ when the Hornets were in the Championship in 2013. We can’t help but wonder if Aniston kept the shirt she was given on Radio 1. 

Elsewhere, there is an interesting crossover between football and basketball. 

NBA megastar LeBron James purchased a stake in Liverpool back in 2011 and has often been pictured in club merchandise.

The late Kobe Bryant was a fan of Barcelona, while New York Jets quarterback Aaron Rodgers switched allegiance from Liverpool to Manchester City in the mid-2010s, a decision the four-time NFL MVP presumably hasn’t regretted as the Blues win title after title. 

Michael Jordan has an association with PSG through his Air Jordan brand while his namesake actor Michael B Jordan recently became a co-owner of Bournemouth and was mobbed by fans on his arrival. 

To what extent some of these world-renowned figures keep abreast of their clubs’ fortunes is debatable, but their association is public and in many cases proudly so. 

Best Football Fans In The World

Who are the best football fans in the world? That is the question everyone wants to know.

While there is no definitive answer, Real Madrid are largely accepted as the football club with the most supporters though Manchester United may dispute that view.

Celtic and Liverpool fans are committed to creating a cauldron of noise at home games and plenty of European nights at Celtic Park and Anfield last long in the memory.

The truth is, there is no exact answer to the question – it is all subjective, with the size of a fan-base one consideration, and matchday atmosphere another. 

All we know is which celebrities support your club comes very low down on the list!

*Credit for the main photo belongs to Alamy*

Stephen Tudor is a freelance football writer and sports enthusiast who only knows slightly less about the beautiful game than you do.

A contributor to FourFourTwo and Forbes, he is a Manchester City fan who was taken to Maine Road as a child because his grandad predicted they would one day be good.