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List of English clubs in order of fanbase size

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    On FIFA 12 when you first load up the game you are asked which team you support and this is then linked to your online profile.

    Total number of fans on FIFA 12 Support Your Club on PS3

    Premier League
    1. Manchester United – 612,416
    2. Arsenal – 489,889
    3. Liverpool – 296,271
    4. Chelsea – 264,414
    5. Manchester City – 142,591
    6. Tottenham Hotspur – 86,641
    7. Newcastle United – 62,920
    8. Aston Villa – 37,722
    9. Leeds United – 32,140
    10. Everton – 28,196
    11. West Ham United – 28,063
    12. Sunderland – 15,855
    13. Wolverhampton Wanderers – 15,201
    14. Birmingham City – 13,210
    15. Stoke City – 11,066
    16. Nottingham Forest – 11,061
    17. Swansea City – 9,818
    18. Southampton – 9,647
    19. Middlesbrough – 9,632
    20. West Bromwich Albion – 9,494

    Championship
    1. Blackburn Rovers – 9,119
    2. Leicester City – 9,076
    3. Norwich City – 9,034
    4. Portsmouth – 8,251
    5. Cardiff City – 8,200
    6. Fulham – 7,789
    7. Bolton Wanderers – 7,760
    8. Sheffield Wednesday – 7,662
    9. Queens Park Rangers – 7,479
    10. Derby County – 7,235
    11. Sheffield United – 5,665
    12. Crystal Palace – 5,588
    13. Ipswich Town – 5,338
    14. Coventry City – 4,625
    15. Millwall – 4,558
    16. Hull City – 4,385
    17. Brighton & Hove Albion – 4,299
    18. Reading – 4,067
    19. Bristol City – 3,711
    20. Charlton Athletic – 3,680
    21. Wigan Athletic – 3,647
    22. Burnley – 3,458
    23. Barnsley – 3,417
    24. Blackpool – 3,342

    League One
    1. Huddersfield Town – 2,712
    2. Watford – 2,545
    3. Preston North End – 2,466
    4. Plymouth Argyle – 2,349
    5. Peterborough United – 2,153
    6. Bradford City – 2,122
    7. Swindon Town – 1,939
    8. Doncaster Rovers – 1,846
    9. Bournemouth – 1,813
    10. Bristol Rovers – 1,795
    11. Crawley Town – 1,706
    12. AFC Wimbledon – 1,691
    13. Oxford United – 1,688
    14. Gillingham – 1,650
    15. Southend United – 1,507
    16. Notts County – 1,384
    17. Rotherham United – 1,332
    18. Milton Keynes Dons – 1,288
    19. Stevenage – 1,262
    20. Chesterfield – 1,259
    21. Port Vale – 1,249
    22. Oldham Athletic – 1,211
    23. Shrewsbury Town – 1,193
    24. Carlisle United – 1,182

    League Two
    1. Walsall – 1,160
    2. Exeter City – 1,116
    3. Northampton Town – 1,075
    4. Accrington Stanley – 1,067
    5. Brentford – 1,051
    6. Torquay United – 955
    7. Hartlepool - 932
    8. Tranmere Rovers – 927
    9. Scunthorpe United - 914
    10. Yeovil Town - 894
    11. Rochdale – 858
    12. Burton Albion – 837
    13. Cheltenham Town – 797
    14. Bury – 785
    15. Leyton Orient - 781
    16. Crewe Alexandra - 780
    17. Colchester United - 762
    18. Hereford United – 738
    19. Aldershot Town – 733
    20. Macclesfield Town - 718
    21. Wycombe Wanderers - 715
    22. Barnet - 609
    23. Dagenham and Redbridge - 605
    24. Morecambe – 516
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    Why is Aston Villa in bold?
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    (Original post by Sagacious)
    Why is Aston Villa in bold?
    Because I'm a Villa fan
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    You're basing this off a video game?
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    Newcastle only have 62,000 fans yet St. James is 52,000. Not sure this an accurate representation of it.
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    :facepalm2:

    Basing fanbase off FIFA.

    Just no.
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    Why not?

    The more fans a club has, the more fans a club should have on FIFA.
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    Do you have the Scottish figures?
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    (Original post by wilko1991)
    Do you have the Scottish figures?
    Don't be ridiculous, why would he give a **** about Scottish figures.
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    (Original post by TRS-T)
    Why not?

    The more fans a club has, the more fans a club should have on FIFA.
    No, Liverpool were most successful in the 80's, hence older fans who don't play FIFA.

    Arsenal were most successful 99-05, so teenagers 'support' them.

    Man Untied have been successful for a while, hence the most fans and more ages of people who 'support' them.

    Pattern!
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    (Original post by wilko1991)
    Do you have the Scottish figures?
    Scottish Premier League
    1. Celtic - 38,711
    2. Rangers - 37,923
    3. Aberdeen - 3,552
    4. Heart of Midlothian - 3,542
    5. Hiberian - 2,703
    6. Dundee United - 1,823
    7. Motherwell - 1,166
    8. Dunfermline Athletic - 1,045
    9. Kilmarnock - 938
    10. St. Mirren - 876
    11. St. Johnstone - 608
    12. Inverness Caledonian Thistle - 432

    Who do you support?
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    (Original post by TRS-T)
    Why not?

    The more fans a club has, the more fans a club should have on FIFA.
    :lolwut:

    Are you actually being serious?

    - Not all football supporters have FIFA
    - Not all football supporters have a PS3
    - Not all football supporters have a games console.
    - Not all football supporters have PSN / Xbox Live
    - People glory-seek
    - People just don't use that support your club function or forget to.
    - Many football supporters don't play video-games full stop.
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    (Original post by TM94)
    :lolwut:

    Are you actually being serious?

    - Not all football supporters have FIFA
    - Not all football supporters have a PS3
    - Not all football supporters have a games console.
    - Not all football supporters have PSN / Xbox Live
    - People glory-seek
    - People just don't use that support your club function or forget to.
    - Many football supporters don't play video-games full stop.
    Yes but it's the same for every club.

    Is it any co-incidence that Newcastle United have the most fans on there outside of the Sky 6?

    Is it any co-incidence that Leeds United and West Ham United have way more fans on there than any other Championship club?

    Is it any co-incidence that, despite being in the Premier League, Wigan Athletic have less fans on there than Charlton Athletic who are in League One?
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    (Original post by TRS-T)
    Scottish Premier League
    1. Celtic - 38,711
    2. Rangers - 37,923
    3. Aberdeen - 3,552
    4. Heart of Midlothian - 3,542
    5. Hiberian - 2,703
    6. Dundee United - 1,823
    7. Motherwell - 1,166
    8. Dunfermline Athletic - 1,045
    9. Kilmarnock - 938
    10. St. Mirren - 876
    11. St. Johnstone - 608
    12. Inverness Caledonian Thistle - 432

    Who do you support?
    Yassssssssssssssssssss. Any excuse to say Aberdeen are the 3rd biggest team in Scotland.

    (Original post by amime)
    Don't be ridiculous, why would he give a sh*t about Scottish figures.
    Didn't see that sort of comment coming.

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    I don't play fifa, but can't help but notice several of the teams in the 'premier league' heading, aren't in the premier league?
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    (Original post by KKKKatie)
    I don't play fifa, but can't help but notice several of the teams in the 'premier league' heading, aren't in the premier league?
    The top 20 most supported clubs in England don't neccessarily compromise the top division hence the disparity.

    It's not the most baseless criteria but at the same time not the most well thought out. For instance, old people don't play computer games.
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    Probably a decent correlation but obviously flaws in it as mentioned above.

    Man City are probably not 5th, it's just a lot of people younger than us have started supporting them recently.
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    (Original post by Jim-Jam)
    No, Liverpool were most successful in the 80's, hence older fans who don't play FIFA.
    The average age of a gamer is 32, I think, certainly for the Xbox. There are more over-25s playing games as there are teenagers. Though this doesn't detract from the point too much as those who remember Liverpool's success in the late 70s and 80s are late thirties/forties upwards.

    Arsenal were most successful 99-05, so teenagers 'support' them.
    Well, the 1930s actually :p: And they did have relative success in the early 1990s (two league titles, European trophy, FA Cup) so this will bring people in their late 20s and 30s.

    Sorry for being pedantic, correcting such a minor mistake, but Wenger won his first double in 1998. They won sod all for the next four years. I wouldn't usually say anything but it slightly irked me, seeing 1999 down as being the start of Arsenal's most recent recent successful period (for obvious reasons).

    (Original post by TRS-T)
    Why not?

    The more fans a club has, the more fans a club should have on FIFA.
    As well as the obvious demograpics (and the fact that followers of certain clubs might be less likely to own a games console not just due to age but also financial circumstances- you are assuming ownership is standardised across clubs) there is also the issue that many people don't even support these clubs but just have them linked to their profile as they enjoy playing as that team. Look at the growth of Manchester City in the last year or two (people playing as them, not because they support them, but because they enjoy playing with them due to the strong team they have). City don't have any larger a fanbase than Newcastle, or perhaps Villa and Everton, in my experience, yet almost everyone seems to play as them on Fifa 12.

    It can give a general indication but it's not gospel. It probably tells you little more than what any average person can estimate him or herself, with just a knowledge of geography and football.
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    At least use the xbox numbers :facepalm2:, PS3 is played by kids and girls of course the numbers will be off.

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