Posted by admin on April 4, 2021
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Which football clubs are with the most fans in Nigeria? There is quite a handful of them but I will limit this article to only the top 5 of them.
Even though these football clubs are domiciled in Europe especially, they expectedly have a large fan base in Nigeria.
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Barcelona two decades ago would never have made the list of football teams with the highest fan base in Nigeria, but things turned around for the Spanish outfit when a young Lionel came into the show in 2004. Nigerians football fans who weren’t so freaky about non-EPL clubs initially hated the argentine, especially Manchester United fans. However, as the saying goes, there is a thin line between love and hate, and the little magician began to win hearts with his drizzling skills, which translated to an increased fan base for the club. As it stands, there are lots of Blaugrana fans in Nigerian, just as there are haters.
With Liverpool fans in Nigeria making a lot of noise after the club UEFA champions league and EPL success, newbies to the football world may be tempted to think that these are all overnight supporters and Glory Hunters but this isn’t true. If anything, Liverpool is one of the clubs with the oldest fans in Nigeria. It is just that it can be really difficult to raise your head when your team has not won any significant trophy in the last 15 years and last won the EPL 29 years ago. Now the club is doing great and is currently one of the best teams in EPL right now, to the detriment of rival club fans.
In the 2002/2003 season, Arsenal won the EPL title without losing any league match, establishing their invincible status. This success got them so many fans in Nigeria, and to this day, they are the only team in the world to ever finish a league season without losing. However, after this feat, the club simply went on a steady decline and is no longer considered among title contenders in the PremierLeague. Nevertheless, despite Arsenal’spoor performance in the league, they have scavenged some significant trophies along the way, including the F.A Cup title. Their Nigeria fans, who are known for their unshakable loyalty, will undoubtedly hope that the team gets restored to its previous Height.
Many United fans will consider it unfair to be rated second in terms of fan base, which is why they are being rated as Joint top holders. Manchester United is one of the two clubs with the loudest, largest, and most aggressive fans in Nigeria. In fact, 1 of 3 Nigeria football fans you will meet probably supports united. While Manchester United may not be enjoying their best times, the opposite has been the case with their Nigeria fan base, which seems to be increasing by the day. The league’s most successful club regularly acknowledges their fans, sending thank you message through their social media handle.
In England, the fiercest rivals with the highest fan base are Manchester United and Liverpool. However, in Nigeria, Chelsea and Manchester United take the spot. Chelsea, alongside Manchester United, has the biggest and loudest fans in Nigeria. Both supporters usually have word clash in viewing centres, including matches that neither team are playing. If you live in Nigeria and you are a football lover, then you will notice that whenever Chelsea is playing, half of the audience are likely united fans, and this also goes for Manchester United.
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