According to some sources, Arsenal have about 125 million fans all over the world. However, other sources say the number is not that big – only about 70 million. Whatever the number is, it can’t be denied that the Gunners is one of the most supported football clubs in the world.
Arsenal fans are called Gooners, actually a derivation from the club’s nickname, the Gunners. Arsenal is the first Premier League club that has sold a percentage of its shares to fans, allowing them to attend its shareholders meetings. Most of Arsenal fans are in England, Africa, North America, and Asian countries.
Arsenal has around 37 million followers on Facebook, 17.5 million on Instagram, and 15.7 million on Twitter. Some famous people and celebrities who are Arsenal fans include Fidel Castro (Cuban communist leader), Elizabeth II (the queen of England), Jay-Z (American musician and song writer), Piers Morgan (English TV personality), Dido (English singer and song writer), David Gilmour and Roger Waters (the guitarist and the bassist of Pink Floyd rock band). And the most notorious terrorist in the world, Osama Bin Ladin, was also an Arsenal fan.
Since Manchester City moved to their new stadium, City of Manchester Stadium, in 2003, the number of attendances has increased quickly. And now the club is one of the top 5 clubs in England when it comes to average match attendances.
Some sources believe the number of City fans is more than 100 million while some others say it is only between 70 and 80 million. But it can’t be ignored that Man City’s fans are among the most loyal fans in the world. The City’s official fans club called MCFC Official Supporters’ Club has now over 240 branches with at least 19,000 members in many countries across the globe.
City have almost 40 million followers on Facebook, around 19 million followers on Instagram, and about 8 million on Twitter. Some of the famous people who are City fans include Becky Lynch (WWE female wrestler), Will Greenwood (Rugby World Cup winner), Liam and Noel Gallagher (Oasis band member), and David Hasselhoff (American actor who holds the Guinness record as the most watched man on TV).