Top 30 clubs in Europe ranked by average attendance in 2016/17 – from 30 to one

first_img 24. Paris Saint-Germain’s average attendance: 45,317 – PSG finished runners up in Ligue 1, the first time since 2012 they haven’t been crowned French champions. 28. Chelsea’s average attendance: 41,507 – Stamford Bridge witnessed another Premier League title-winning campaign. 30 30 5. Real Madrid’s average attendance: 69,170 – Just shy of 70,000 for the Spanish champions. 16. Stuttgart’s average attendance: 50,515 – The Mercedes Benz Arena was packed to see Stuttgart win Germany’s second division title. 30 30 30 30 30 19. Ajax’s average attendance: 49,551 – Ajax reached a European final for the first time since 1996, which may have helped their Eredivisie attendances. 27. RB Leipzig’s average attendance: 41,454 – The controversial East German club finished runners up behind Bayern. 14. Borussia Moenchengladbach’s average attendance: 51,494 – Another Bundesliga club riding high in the top 30. 30 30 30 25. Atletico Madrid’s average attendance: 44,719 – This was the final season for Atletico in the Vicente Calderon Stadium. 30 30 30 23. Internazionale’s average attendance: 47,172 – Despite Inter’s disappointing campaign, they boast Italy’s highest crowds. 20. Eintracht Frankfurt’s average attendance: 49,088 – Frankfurt finished mid-table in the Bundesliga, but they still pulled in the punters. 30 30 26. Sporting’s average attendance: 42,772 – A healthy average for the Lisbon giants. 15. Newcastle United’s average attendance: 51,106 – Championship winners Newcastle were the best supported second tier team in Europe. 30 3. Manchester United’s average attendance: 75,289 – United continue to pull in the biggest crowds in the Premier League. 30 9. Benfica’s average attendance: 55,994 – Benfica picked up the Portuguese title for a fourth season in succession. What makes a big club?Lots of things, not least the number of fans who watch them play, week-in, week-out.With the 2016/17 season at its end, we’ve looked at the highest average attendances across European domestic leagues.Take a look at the slide show above to reveal all. 30 30 30 30 30 30 22. Feyenoord’s average attendance: 47,500 – De Kuip witnessed Feyenoord’s first Dutch title since 1999. 30 11. Manchester City’s average attendance: 54,018 – Some mock City’s attendances, but they are still ranked 11th in Europe. 29. Sunderland’s average attendance: 41,286 – Not bad for a club that was rock bottom of the Premier League for most of the season. 30 30 30 30 8. West Ham United’s average attendance: 56,970 – The Hammers’ first season in the London Stadium has seen their attendances reach a major new high. 30 7. Arsenal’s average attendance: 59,956 – No top four this season, but Arsenal’s Emirates regularly sells out. 4. Bayern Munich’s average attendance: 75,000 – German champions once more, but Bayern don’t boast the biggest crowds in the Bundesliga. 10. Celtic’s average attendance: 55,882 – The Celts went through the season undefeated in the league, home and away. 6. Schalke’s average attendance: 60,703 – Schalke finished 10th in the Bundesliga but are one of the best supported teams in Europe. 18. Cologne’s average attendance: 49,571 – Fifth place for Cologne in the Bundesliga, and 18th in this Europe-wide ranking. 30 13. Hamburg’s average attendance: 52,341 – HSV have struggled in the Bundesliga for some years now, but they don’t struggle to attract fans. 1. Borussia Dortmund’s average attendance: 79,653 – The best supported team in Europe! 17. Hertha Berlin’s average attendance: 50,267 – One place below Cologne in the league, but one above in the attendance rankings for Hertha. 30. Werder Bremen’s average attendance: 40,881 – click right to count down to number one – Bremen’s Bundesliga crowds were just high enough to put them in the top 30, above well-supported clubs including AC Milan, Everton and Marseille. 2. Barcelona’s average attendance: 77,944 – Second in LaLiga, but top of Spain’s attendance figures for Barca. 12. Liverpool’s average attendance: 53,039 – Anfield’s new Main Stand helped boost attendances to a record high. 21. Rangers’ average attendance: 48,573 – Crowds were healthy at Ibrox as it hosted top flight Scottish football for the first time in four years. last_img

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