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No great surprise there for us Barca fans i suppose. You can not claim to be a true football fan and not be captivated by the might Barcelona. As a team we leave all that nonsense like richest team bla bla to small outfits like Man U:D:D:D:D. We realise we are in the entertainment business and boy can we entertain.


Barca for life:glasses::glasses::glasses::star::star::star:


http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/sport/football/premier_league/article3441871.ece


The Barclays Premier League may be the richest league in Europe, but despite the hype it is not the most popular, researchers in Germany have found in a new survey. While English clubs boast of widespread international support, their appeal does not match that of La Liga:star:. English clubs are supported by an estimated 99.2 million people across Europe, while 103.5 million root for those in Spain.

English clubs have a larger domestic fan base, but Spanish clubs pull in far more supporters from outside the country - even though it is the Premier League that wants to play a round of fixtures abroad. Some 86.6 million football fans are drawn to Spanish clubs, compared with 78.8 million for English Clubs. The survey also shows that Chelsea’s European fan base has increased by a factor of five over the past five seasons.

Spain’s dominance is due in large part to the galácticosof Barcelona and Real Madrid, who occupy first and second place as the best-supported clubs. Such is the international pull of Barcelona and Real, and players such as Ronaldinho and Raúl, that both clubs boast more followers than the population of Spain.

Barcelona earn their place at the top of the table, which is based on a survey of more than 9,600 football supporters in 16 European countries by Sport + Markt, the German marketing company, despite being only the second best supported club in Spain behind Real. Manchester United (32.8 million) and Arsenal (22.9 million) make up third and fourth places, while Chelsea (19.7 million) are in seventh and Liverpool (19.4 million) in eighth.

Germany has Europe’s biggest domestic fan base, with 34.3 million, but the Bundesliga’s appeal fails to cross borders; only 13.1 million outside Germany follow German clubs. Italian clubs boast a support of 62.2 million, 38.1 million of whom are outside Italy.

Hartmut Zastrow, the executive director of Sport + Markt, said that the findings reveal that it would be wiser for the Premier League to focus on its doorstep than on developing markets. “It seems more promising to concentrate here than in East Asia, where English, Spanish and Italian leagues already have prominence,” he said.

The research also shows a strong correlation between wealth and support. Eight of Europe’s best-supported clubs are among the ten wealthiest clubs.
 

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The Spice Girls have the same amount of fans. Doesn't make them good though. :tongue:

Barca are a great club but I really don't think the amount of fans you have indicates greatness. It's the histroy, the trophies, the culture and the style of play.
 

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The Spice Girls have the same amount of fans. Doesn't make them good though. :tongue:

Barca are a great club but I really don't think the amount of fans you have indicates greatness. It's the histroy, the trophies, the culture and the style of play.


Thats why we are most supported then:D:D:D Style of play is reason why Liverpool aren so well loved outside England:tongue::tongue::tongue:
 

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barca for life yet you also claim to support juve and arsenal:jester:


Wow. You must have a very limited view of life dude. Can a man not find 3 wome attractive. Last i checked those 3 teams play in 3 different countries and can a man not support a team in each league:wth::wth::wth::eekani::eekani:


Anyway, each to their own:dontcare::dontcare:
 

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Well, I'm married to Liverpool but I fancy Barca and Roma and am best mates with 1860 Munich while Bray is a childhood friend. Me and Liverpool have our ups and downs but I'd never cheat. My one and only.

Ooops, forgot Rosenborg. They were a holiday fling. Nothing happened, we just had a great few weeks together.
 

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Well, I'm married to Liverpool but I fancy Barca and Roma and am best mates with 1860 Munich while Bray is a childhood friend. Me and Liverpool have our ups and downs but I'd never cheat. My one and only.

Ooops, forgot Rosenborg. They were a holiday fling. Nothing happened, we just had a great few weeks together.

Have heard it so many times that you can only seriosuly cheer for one team


Ridiculous really
 

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In fairness i don't think anyone can take much from a survey of just 9,600 people.

In saying that i'm suprised Celtic aren't up their on that list, nothing to do of course with me being a Celtic fan :D
 

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Well, I'm married to Liverpool but I fancy Barca and Roma and am best mates with 1860 Munich while Bray is a childhood friend. Me and Liverpool have our ups and downs but I'd never cheat. My one and only.

Ooops, forgot Rosenborg. They were a holiday fling. Nothing happened, we just had a great few weeks together.
Nice. :dielaugh:
 

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Well, I'm married to Liverpool but I fancy Barca and Roma and am best mates with 1860 Munich while Bray is a childhood friend. Me and Liverpool have our ups and downs but I'd never cheat. My one and only.

Ooops, forgot Rosenborg. They were a holiday fling. Nothing happened, we just had a great few weeks together.
Wear a condom.
 
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