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The UK’s Biggest Football Clubs by Number of Fans

This is often a back-and-forth discussion, depending on what parameters you use. Every fan wants a metric that favours their team. In this article, we look at clubs’ greatness purely in terms of fan numbers and online activity.

Manchester United

With around 74 million likes on their Facebook page alone, Manchester United prove that they still have a great reputation. This is despite going almost seven years without a league win as of 2021. The re-signing of Cristiano Ronaldo has boosted the club’s popularity in a big way.


Chelsea has had a good record in recent years. They have one of the best squads in the league and are champions of Europe. This good vein has seen the team win loads of new fans both inside and outside the UK. The team has around 50 million followers on Facebook.

Manchester City

This is another team that has grown immensely over the last decade. Manchester City emerged from the shadows to dominate UK football and have always been title contenders in the last five years. They are the league’s defending champions, and, for their efforts, they have earned themselves over 41 million Facebook followers.


Despite a heavy fall from grace, Arsenal is still able to attract over 38 Facebook followers. The team has been on a downward spiral for some years now. Mikel Arteta’s seemingly has the ability to return the team to its rightful position, but opinions are still divided.

With a fairly youthful squad in the 2021/22 season, there are glimpses of potential. But will they be able to hold this team together long enough to get back into elite positions? We wait.