Celtic Revealed As Club With Highest Attendances This Century, Outside Europe’s Top Five Leagues

It’s well known that Europe’s top five leagues have the most money and, therefore, they are generally able to attract the best players. However, there are many huge clubs with better histories and better supports that are found outside of those top ranked leagues.

Celtic are one such club. A team with a trophy room that extends beyond Scottish shores, encompassing the British League Cup (1902), Empire Exhibition Cup (1938), Coronation Cup (1953), and European Cup (1967). The clubs has millions of fans worldwide, with one of the most vocal and dedicated supports on the planet.

French social media page @ThePopFoot have now further demonstrated the magnitude of Celtic by revealing the results of their recent study. Indeed, Pop Foot found that among all European clubs, outside of the continent’s top five leagues, the highest average attendance this century is found at Celtic Park.

With a credible average attendance of 51, 802 over the last 22 years, Celtic are a few thousand clear of Ajax in second place. Meanwhile, theRangers sit third with just under 45,000 attending Ibrox on average, marginally above Feyenoord, and a few thousand clear of Benfica.

Of the clubs in that top five list, four have won the greatest prize in European football.

About Author

Hailing from an Irish background, I grew up in Bournemouth with the good fortune to begin watching Celtic during the Martin O'Neill era. Still living on the south coast, I have a season ticket at Paradise and also travel to European away matches when possible. I have written four Celtic books since the age of 19: Our Stories & Our Songs: The Celtic Support, Take Me To Your Paradise: A History Of Celtic-Related Incidents & Events, Walfrid & The Bould Bhoys: Celtic's Founding Fathers, First Season & Early Stars, and The Holy Grounds of Glasgow Celtic: A Guide To Celtic Landmarks & Sites Of Interest. These were/are sold in Waterstones and official Celtic FC stores, and are available on Amazon.

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  1. But syill cant out bid the mighty bournemouth plenty money but yhsts it no trophies telling your grand kids i played for bournemouth who but i got enjoyment of a good pay day