Living in the spotlight must be difficult for any celebrity. Winding down is an absolute must to relieve stress and many celebrities choose a football team to follow during downtime.
Over the years, we’ve heard tales of various famous football fans: Barack Obama is a West Ham United fan, Hugh Jackman follows Norwich City and Tom Hanks is an Aston Villa supporter.
Celebrity Football Fans:
Football isn’t for everyone of course but there are hundreds, if not thousands, of famous soccer fans around the world – each offering different levels of support.
Here, we tackle some of the unlikeliest celebrity football fans, the most well-known famous soccer supporters and tackle celebrity fans by football club in our celebrities football teams guide.
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
Football is the most popular sport in the planet, with fans from all four corners of the globe following football tips for today and results each week.
And the glamour of football as a spectacle doesn’t stop at Hollywood or even royalty – here are some of the biggest famous football fans by club:
- Arsenal – Mick Jagger
- Aston Villa – Prince William, The Duke Of Cambridge
- Brighton & Hove Albion – Fatboy Slim
- Burnley – Snoop Dogg
- Chelsea – Will Ferrell
- Crystal Palace – Liam Neeson
- Everton – Sylvester Stallone
- Fulham – Margot Robbie
- Leeds United – Russell Crowe
- Leicester City – Gary Lineker
- Liverpool – Brad Pitt
- Manchester City – Liam & Noel Gallagher
- Manchester United – Usain Bolt
- Newcastle United – Ant & Dec
- Sheffield United – Jessica Ennis-Hill
- Southampton – Craig David
- Tottenham Hotspur – Adele
- West Bromwich Albion – Julie Walters
- West Ham United – James Corden
- Wolverhampton Wanderers – Robert Plant
Here, we take a look at some of the most popular clubs for celebrity football fans. 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. Still, he is one of the most famous Arsenal fans.
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 – While not quite as drastically as Idris Elba, Damon also revealed his dislike for Tottenham back in 2008 and he is recognised as one of the top famous Arsenal fans.
Famous Liverpool Fans
Daniel Craig – On the screen, Craig is 007 but off it he is an avid Liverpool supporter. James Bond has been to Anfield on a number of occasions and he ranks as one of the top celebrity football fans.
Nelson Mandela – Mandela was a lifelong Liverpool fan until his tragic passing in 2013, confirming this to John Barnes when the Reds toured South Africa in 1994.
Millie Bobby Brown – You’ll see Stranger Things on this list than Brown. ‘Eleven’ supports Liverpool through her older brother and airs her celebrity Liverpool fans views on social media.
Gary Barlow – A devoted Red, Barlow had pushed to play a concert at Anfield for years but 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 and he is one of the most vocal and passionate celebrity Liverpool supporters on social media.
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 – Rumours claim that Clinton would often watch Chelsea play during his time at Oxford in the 1960s. While he isn’t a hardcore supporter, he is one of the most famous Chelsea fans on name alone.
Famous Tottenham Fans
Lord Alan Sugar – The former Tottenham chairman posts regularly after his beloved club and, while he cannot compete with Adele, he is worthy of a place on any celebrity Spurs fans list.
Michael McIntyre – McIntyre has been pictured watching Tottenham matches and hanging out with players. He attends matches regularly and is one of the most passionate famous Spurs fans.
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 watches Tottenham each week is up for debate…
Phil Collins – Collins used to make a regular appearance in the official club programme back in the 1980s as a celebrity Tottenham fan contributor. You don’t get much bigger than that.
JK Rowling – The Harry Potter author is a Tottenham celebrity fan though she tends to keep her football views out of the public eye – hopefully we will see Rowling at a Spurs game soon.
Celebrity Soccer Fans
Football in the United States is very different to football on this side of the Atlantic Ocean but soccer is growing in popularity across North America.
Hollywood star Tom Hanks is a huge Aston Villa fan and he isn’t the only A-Lister that takes a keen interest in soccer.
Mila Kunis and Jennifer Aniston have both pledged allegiance to Watford in the past while former President of the United States Barack Obama is a West Ham United supporter.
NBA superstar LeBron James has been pictured watching Liverpool in years gone by whilst the late Kobe Bryant was a passionate Barcelona fan.
Best Football Fans In The World
Who are the best football fans in the world? That is the question every football fan 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 stick in the memory.
There is no exact answer to the question – it is all subjective. The days of football firms are limited but fans still find ways to boost atmosphere at stadiums around the country.
*Credit for the main photo belongs to Alastair Grant / AP Photo*
FIRST PUBLISHED: 4th November 2020