10+ Ranking 2015: Attendances in Europe (Part 2. The Clubs)

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10+ Ranking 2015: Attendances in Europe (Part 2. The Clubs) Borussia, Barca and Man United – lovely dominant trio. But it wasn’t them who gained most fans last season. Check all 217 clubs that draw an average crowd of 10,000+!

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First part of our annual 10+ Ranking looked at the leagues that bring most fans to stadium. Now let’s look which clubs come on top when we measure their popularity with tickets sold. One thing is clear: the list of clubs exceeding 10,000 turnout on average is shorter than in previous years. From 227 last year we’ve come to 217 for the 2014/15 campaign.

Reasons for this are clear and we partly explained them in the first part.Turkish fans ran an unprecedented protest, while Ukraine and Russia are both in tight spots. Russians are economically constrained more than before, while many Ukrainians have bigger concerns than their football clubs. These three countries lost most of their 10+ clubs.

But it’s not just them: only two sides left from the Balkans and Crvena Zvezda saw crowds dwindle last season. Sparta Praha, Hajduk Split or Steaua Bucharest are among the teams you won’t find on this year’s list as their attendances fell low enough. This is why all 217 listed clubs represent only the following countries:

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20 powerhouses

We’re used to the top being very much the same every year.Schalke 04, isn’t it boring to be Europe’s 6th biggest club every year and always around Arsenal andBayern? But that’s the reality for clubs which always have 95% attendance and cannot outgrow their own stadium.

Even Bayern’s capacity increase didn’t do much when Barcelona and Real grew stronger and didn’t allow the German champions to be Europe’s third largest by crowd.

One interesting thing this year’s top 20 is missing is any club from Italy or Scotland. We were quite used to both these countries getting onto the list, but this time Europe’s top 20 clubs play in only 5 different countries:

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They gained the most

We compared all 217 clubs with what results they had last year and checked which ones gained the most. Not surprisingly, it’s primarily those getting promoted or… having a new stadium opened. 7 out of 15 clubs with biggest boost in attendance are those moving to new homes. Of them three have enjoyed particularly large influx: Maccabi Haifa (almost 180%!), Jagiellonia Białystok (125%) and Spartak Moskva (120%).

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One interesting case is that of Konyaspor. It’s the single Turkish club that managed to grow significantly (almost 6,000 increase per game) while other sides were losing 35% fans on average during the protest. This of course comes as a response tolong-awaited new Konya Torku Arena. One can only imagine it would have been much more impressive if not for the protest.

As enthusiasts of more traditional and reasonably commercialized football we’re strongly against using clubs primarily as advertising vehicles. That said, we have to acknowledge the amazing growth ofRB Leipzig. Within just two seasons the energy drink team went from 7,600 people per game to over 25,000!

 

They lost the most

It’s a particularly sad part of this year’s 10+. It’s hard to look at Ukrainian clubs, only two of which are even above the 10,000 mark (we purposely display third Shakhtar on the image below to show just how much they lost after relocationto Lviv, in fact Shakhtar were below 10,000 last year). Clearly many Ukrainians have greater issues than football these days. Still, we’d like to see them shine again!

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Overall the greatest loss can be seen in Turkey, though. Of all the Istanbul “big three” each club lost nearly 20,000 fans per game on average (over 58,000 per week for Besiktas, Galata and Fener combined). Fascinating, though disturbing outcome of the Passolig protests.

Interestingly, only 3 of the 15 most-losing clubs seen below had to relocate from their stadiums. We’ve explained Shakhtar, there’s also Besiktas (though they’d already played away from Inonu last season). The third one is RC Lens, who will also be the first ones to return home this summer.

Below is the entire list of 217 clubs averaging 10+ in Europe:

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positive change - improvement | negative change - no change | negative change - fall | new- club from outside last year's 10+

new stadium - new stadium | positive change - reconstruction | temporary stadium - temporary stadium used

NoClubStadium2015 Attendance 1
1 negative change Borussia Dortmund Signal Iduna Park 80,463 (+172)
2 positive change FC Barcelona
Camp Nou 77,632 (+5,674)
3 negative change Manchester United Anglia Old Trafford 75,335 (+128)
4 positive change Real Madryt Santiago Bernabeu 73,081 (-2,327)
5 negative change Bayern Monachium Allianz Arena 72,882 (+1,882)
6 negative change FC Schalke 04 Veltins Arena 61,578 (+9)
7 negative change Arsenal FC Anglia Emirates Stadium 59,992 (-21)
8 positive change Hamburger SV Imtech Arena 53,252 (+1,427)
9 positive change Olympique de Marseille Stade Vélodrome new stadium 53,130 (+15,001)
10 positive change VfB Stuttgart Mercedes-Benz-Arena 50,801 (+330)
11 negative change Borussia Moenchengladbach Borussia Park 50,660(-1,576)
12 positive change Newcastle United Anglia St. James Park 50,359 (-36)
13 negative change Hertha BSC Olympiastadion 50,185(-1,704)
14 negative change AFC Ajax Amsterdam ArenA 49,403(-1,468)
15 positive change 1. FC Köln RheinEnergie Stadion 48,329(+2,094)
16 negative change Eintracht Frankfurt Commerzbank Arena 47,618(+566)
17 negative change Club Atlético de Madrid
Estadio Vicente Calderón 46,603(-143)
18 positive change Paris Saint-Germain Parc des Princes 45,789(+369)
19 positive change Feyenoord De Kuip 45,419(+181)
20 negative change Manchester City
Anglia Etihad Stadium positive change 45,365 (-1,715)
21 positive change Liverpool FC Anglia Anfield positive change 44,659 (-12)
22 negative change Celtic FC Celtic Park 44,585 (-2,223)
23 negative change Hannover 96 AWD Arena 43,459 (-2,205)
24 positive change Athletic Club de Bilbao San Mamés Barria new stadium 43,454 (+10,071)
25 positive change Valencia CF Estadio Mestalla 43,205 (+6,302)
26 positive change Sunderland AFC Anglia Stadium of Light 43,157 (+2,067)
27 negative change SL Benfica Estadio da Luz 42,570 (-1,043)
28 negative change Chelsea FC Anglia Stamford Bridge 41,546 (-936)
29 positive change Werder Bremen Weserstadion 40,906 (+250)
30 positive change AS Roma Stadio Olimpico 40,118 (+35)
31 positive change Juventus FC Juventus Stadium 38,553 (+1,235)
32 positive change Everton FC Anglia Goodison Park 38,406 (+674)
33 negative change FC Inter San Siro 37,372 (-8,874)
34 negative change AC Milan San Siro 36,720 (-3,341)
35 negative change Lille OSC Stade Pierre Mauroy 36,547 (-2,115)
36 positive change Tottenham Hotspur Anglia White Hart Lane 35,728 (+920)
37 positive change SS Lazio Stadio Olimpico 35,500 (+5,952)
38 positive change Olympique Lyonnais Stade de Gerland 34,949 (+535)
39 positive change West Ham United Anglia Upton Park 34,871 (+674)
40 negative change Aston Villa Anglia Villa Park 34,133 (-1,948)
41 positive change 1. FC Kaiserslautern Fritz-Walter-Stadion 33,013 (-3,070)
42 negative change Rangers FC Ibrox Stadium 32,798(-10,140)
43 positive change PSV Eindhoven Philips Stadion 32,465 (-560)
44 negative change SSC Napoli Stadio San Paolo 32,266 (-8,652)
45 negative change Sporting CP Estádio Jose Alvalade XXI 32,259 (-1,444)
46 positive change AS Saint-Etienne Stade Geoffroy-Guichard 32,256 (+1,661)
47 positive change Leicester City Anglia King Power Stadium 31,693 (+6,699)
48 positive change 1. FSV Mainz Coface Arena 31,008 (+25)
49 positive change Real Betis Balompié Estadio Benito Villamarín 30,819 (+167)
50 positive change Sevilla FC Estadio Ramón Sánchez Pizjuán 30,761 (+216)
51 negative change 1. FC Nürnberg Grundig Stadion 30,743 (-9,669)
52 positive change Southampton Anglia St. Mary's Stadium 30,652 (+440)
53 negative change ACF Fiorentina Stadio Artemio Franchi 30,266 (-2,832)
54 negative change Fortuna Düsseldorf Esprit Arena 29,945 (-4,037)
55 positive change FC Porto Estádio do Dragão 29,870 (+1,185)
56 positive change Bayer Leverkusen Bayarena 29,311 (+859)
57 positive change Derby County Anglia Pride Park 29,232 (+4,299)
58 positive change FC Augsburg WWK Arena 29,165 (-130)
59 positive change FC Basel St. Jakob Park 28,878 (-1,037)
60 negative change FC Twente De Grolsch Veste 28,518 (-1,051)
61 positive change VfL Wolfsburg Volkswagen Arena 28,199 (+177)
62 positive change 1899 Hoffenheim Wirsol Rhein-Neckar Arena 27,183 (+277)
63 positive change Stoke City Anglia Britannia Stadium 27,081 (+944)
64 positive change Norwich City Anglia Carrow Road 26,169 (-636)
65 positive change Club Brugge KV Jan Breydel Stadion 26,006 (+278)
66 negative change FC Nantes Stade de la Beaujoire 25,985 (-2,184)
67 positive change Brighton and Hove Albion Anglia AMEX Stadium 25,645 (-2,524)
68 new Maccabi Haifa FC Israel Sammy Ofer Stadium new stadium 25,545 (+16,378)
69 positive change West Bromwich Albion Anglia The Hawthorns 25,545 (-130)
70 positive change RB Leipzig Red Bull Arena 25,025 (+8,291)
71 positive change Spartak Moskva Russia Otkritie Arena new stadium 24,931 (+13,620)
72 negative change FC Sankt Pauli Millerntor-Stadion positive change 24,718 (3,653)
73 positive change Standard Liège Stade de Sclessin 24,634 (-268)
74 positive change Málaga CF Estadio la Rosaleda 24,530 (+2,979)
75 positive change Crystal Palace Anglia Selhurst Park 24,421 (-307)
76 positive change SC Heerenveen Abe Lenstra Stadion 24,314 (+1,302)
77 negative change Leeds United Anglia Elland Road 24,052 (-1,036)
78 positive change SC Freiburg MAGE SOLAR Stadion 23,850 (-456)
79 negative change Galatasaray SK Türk Telekom Arena 23,812 (-16,255)
80 positive change Hull City Anglia KC Stadium 23,557 (-560)
81 positive change Nottingham Forest Anglia City Ground 23,492 (-863)
82 positive change Girondins de Bordeaux Stade Chaban-Delmas 23,463 (+4,630)
83 negative change Dynamo Dresden Glücksgas-Stadion 22,748 (-4,256)
84 positive change Wolverhampton Wanderers Anglia Molineux Stadium 22,419 (+1,541)
85 positive change UC Sampdoria Stadio Luigi Ferraris 22,276 (+174)
86 negative change Real Sociedad de Fútbol Estadio Anoeta 22,103 (-1,101)
87 positive change Sheffield Wednesday Anglia Hillsborough 21,993 (+755)
88 positive change TSV 1860 München Allianz Arena 21,918 (+2,606)
89 negative change Elche CF Estadio Manuel Martinez Valero 21,684 (-3,636)
90 negative change Eintracht Braunschweig Eintracht-Stadion 21,610 (-1,194)
91 positive change Deportivo La Coruña Estadio Riazor 21,271 (-797)
92 negative change Cardiff City Cardiff City Stadium 21,124 (-6,306)
93 positive change RSC Anderlecht Constant Vanden Stock Stadion 21,032 (+1,469)
94 positive change Genoa CFC Stadio Luigi Ferraris 20,882 (-101)
95 positive change Swansea City Liberty Stadium 20,555 (+148)
96 positive change FC Groningen Euroborg 20,193 (+348)
97 positive change Stade Rennais Stade de la Route de Lorient 20,124 (+601)
98 positive change Lech Poznań INEA Stadion 20,054 (+483)
99 negative change Fenerbahçe SK Şükrü Saracoglu Stadyumu 20,029 (-22,241)
100 positive change Sheffield United Anglia Bramall Lane 19,805 (+2,299)
101 positive change Ipswich Town Anglia Portman Road 19,603 (+2,493)
102 positive change Middlesbrough FC Anglia Riverside Stadium 19,562 (+3,814)
103 negative change Hellas Verona Stadio Marc Antonio Bentegodi 19,312 (-1,894)
104 negative change OGC Nice Allianz Riviera 19,309 (-4,877)
105 new FC Bari 1908
Stadio San Nicola 19,272 (+9,694)
106 positive change Real Sporting Gijón Estadio El Molinón 19,257 (+2,246)
107 negative change Dynamo Kyiv Stadion Olimpijski 19,254 (-7,427)
108 negative change Celta Vigo Estadio Balaidos positive change 19,156 (-1,254)
109 negative change 1. FC Union Berlin Alte Försterei 19,142 (-688)
110 positive change Burnley FC Anglia Turf Moor 19,131 (+5,412)
111 positive change Konyaspor K Konya Torku Arena new stadium 19,047 (+5,912)
112 negative change RCD Espanyol de Barcelona 8Power Stadium 18,693 (-939)
113 positive change FC Metz Stade Saint Symphorien 18,562 (+4,646)
114 negative change Fulham FC Anglia Craven Cottage 18,276 (-6,701)
115 negative change KRC Genk Cristal Arena 18,133 (-3,312)
116 positive change KAA Gent Ghelamco Arena 18,130 (+382)
117 negative change NAC Breda Rat Verlegh Stadion 18,112 (-268)
118 positive change Queens Park Rangers Anglia Loftus Road 17,809 (+1,154)
119 positive change US Palermo Stadio Renzo Barbera 17,466 (+6,555)
120 positive change Karlsruher SC Wildparkstadion 17,381 (+1,236)
121 positive change Granada CF Estadio Nuevo los Carmenes 17,248 (+1,850)
122 positive change Torino FC Stadio Comunale di Torino 17,234 (+303)
123 positive change Olympiakos Pireus Stádio Georgios Karaiskakis 17,221 (+373)
124 negative change RC Lens Stade de la Licorne / Stade de France temporary stadium 17,205 (-13,811)
125 negative change Vitesse Arnhem Gelredome 17,212 (-1,672)
126 negative change Reading FC Anglia Madejski Stadium 17,022 (-2,144)
127 positive change SM Caen Stade Michel d'Ornano 16,991 (+6,197)
128 negative change BSC Young Boys Stade de Suisse 16,931 (-622)
129 positive change VfL Bochum rewirpowerSTADION 16,850 (+684)
130 positive change SK Rapid Wien Gerhard-Hannapi-Stadion 16,770 (+2,978)
131 positive change Charlton Athletic Anglia The Valley 16,708 (-574)
132 positive change Watford AFC Anglia Vicarage Road 16,664 (+1,153)
133 negative change FC Utrecht Stadion Galgenwaard 16,646 (-132)
134 positive change Lechia Gdańsk PGE Arena Gdańsk 16,608 (+3,604)
135 negative change AIK Solna Friends Arena 16,446 (-2,454)
136 positive change AS Cesena Stadio Dino Manuzzi 16,204 (+5,520)
137 negative change Legia Warszawa Stadion Wojska Polskiego 16,170 (-839)
138 positive change Córdoba CF Estadio Nuevo Arcangel 16,126 (+5,762)
139 positive change Birmingham City Anglia St. Andrew's Stadium 16,111 (+654)
140 negative change Villareal CF Estadio el Madrigal 16,040 (-43)
141 positive change Heart Of Midlothian FC Tyncastle Stadium 15,985 (+1,802)
142 positive change Toulouse FC Stadium de Toulouse 15,689 (+696)
143 positive change Atalanta BC Stadio Atletti Azzurri d'Italia 15,673 (+826)
144 negative change Terek Grozniy Achmat Arena 15,626 (-2,393)
145 negative change AZ Alkmaar AFAS Stadion 15,512 (+11)
146 negative change FC København Parken Stadion 15,448 (-272)
147 negative change Bolton Wanderers Anglia Macron Stadium 15,413 (-727)
148 positive change Las Palmas Estadio Gran Canaria 15,388 (+4,412)
149 positive change Levante UD Estadi Ciutat de Valencia 15,267 (+537)
150 negative change Portsmouth FC Anglia Fratton Park 15,242 (-218)
151 negative change Brøndby IF Brøndby Stadion 15,143 (-788)
152 negative change Bologna FC 1909 Stadio Renato dall'Ara 15,053 (-6,092)
153 positive change AS Nancy Lorraine Stade Marcel Picot 14,931 (-253)
154 negative change Blackburn Rovers Anglia Ewood Park 14,912 (-49)
155 positive change SC Paderborn 07 Benteler-Arena 14,859 (+3,861)
156 negative change EA Guingamp Stade du Roudourou 14,848 (-153)
157 positive change Vitória Guimarães Estadio Dom Afonso Henriquez 14,771 (+3,577)
158 negative change Arminia Bielefeld Schueco Arena 14,552 (-2,352)
159 new Real Zaragoza Estadio la Romareda 14,415 (+4,557)
160 negative change Zenit Sankt Petersburg Petrovskiy Stadion 14,307 (-4,635)
161 new SV Darmstadt 98 Merck-Stadion 14,135 (+7,067)
162 negative change Stade de Reims Stade Auguste-Delaune 14,091 (-1,467)
163 negative change Malmö FF Swedbank Stadion 14,090 (-2,003)
164 negative change Rosenborg BK Lerkendal Stadion 13,915 (-623)
165 negative change Beşiktaş JK Ataturk Olympiat Stadi temporary stadium 13,784 (-15 335)
166 negative change FC Lorient Stade de Moustoir 13,645 (-1,515)
167 negative change Huddersfield Town Anglia Galpharm Stadium 13,613 (-599)
168 positive change Maccabi Tel-Aviv Bloomfield Stadium 13,590 (+1,029)
169 new Rubin Kazan Kazan Arena new stadium 13,550 (+6,162)
170 positive change MSV Duisburg Schauinsland-Reisen-Arena 13,474 (+875)
171 positive change Aberdeen FC Pittodrie Stadium 13,359 (+327)
172 negative change Bradford City Anglia Valley Parade 13,353 (-767)
173 positive change FC St. Gallen AFG Arena 13,334 (-54)
174 negative change CA Osasuna Pamplona Estadio El Sadar 13,191 (-1,518)
175 positive change Djurgårdens IF Tele2 Arena 13,145 (+670)
176 negative change Calcio Catania Stadio Angelo Massimino 13,089 (-1,878)
177 negative change Sassuolo Calcio Mapei Stadium 13,086 (-1,109)
178 negative change Wigan Athletic Anglia DW Stadium 12,882 (-2,294)
179 negative change Montpellier Hérault SC Stade de la Mosson 12,860 (-1,819
180 negative change SC Bastia Stade Furiani 12,802 (-845)
181 new 1. FC Heidenheim 1846 Voith Arena 12,582 (+3,550)
182 positive change Wisła Kraków Stadion im. Henryka Reymana 12,218 (-289)
183 positive change PEC Zwolle IJsseldelta Stadion 12,213 (-190)
184 negative change FK Crvena Zvezda Beograd Marakana 12,152 (-7,079)
185 new Willem II Tilburg Koning Willem II Stadion 12,099 (+2,798)
186 positive change Bristol City AFC Anglia Ashton Gate 12,056 (+128)
187 positive change SK Brann Brann Stadion 11,985 (+679)
188 positive change ADO Den Haag Kyocera Stadion 11,976 (+1,375)
189 positive change SpVgg Greuther Fürth Trolli Arena 11,793 (-133)
190 negative change Parma FC Stadio Ennio Tardini 11,758 (-2,824)
191 negative change FK Dnipro Dniepropietrovsk Dnipro Arena 11,514 (-5,593)
192 negative change FK Krasnodar Kuban Stadion 11,289 (-908)
193 negative change Blackpool FC Anglia Bloomfield Road 11,172 (-3,044)
194 positive change Śląsk Wrocław Stadion Wrocław 10,963 (-607)
195 positive change FC Luzern swissporarena 10,923 (-368)
196 positive change Millwall FC Anglia The Den 10,902 (-160)
197 positive change Viktoria Plzeň Doosan Arena 10,867 (+777)
198 positive change Preston North End Anglia Deepdale Stadium 10,852 (+618)
199 new Perugia Calcio Stadio Renato Curi 10,837 (b.d.)
200 new Brentford FC Anglia Griffin Park 10,822 (+3,106)
201 new Arsenal Tula Arsenal Stadion 10,753 (b.d.)
202 new Jagiellonia Białystok Stadion Miejski new stadium
10,750 (+5,964)
203 negative change IFK Göteborg Gamla Ullevi 10,739 (-850)
204 negative change Roda JC Kerkrade Parkstad Limburg 10,711 (-3,159)
205 new Chievo Verona
Stadio Marc Antonio Bentegodi 10,652 (+1,158)
206 positive change Rayo Vallecano Campo del Futbol de Vallecas 10,628 (-121)
207 new Cagliari Calcio
Stadio SantElia 10,551 (+5,778)
208 negative change Evian TG FC Parc des Sports dAnnecy 10,514 (-405)
209 positive change UD Almeria Estadio Mediterraneo 10,405 (-176)
210 new AFC Bournemouth Anglia Dean Court 10,265 (+313)
211 new Rotherham United
Anglia New York Stadium 10,240 (+1,790)
212 positive change Sporting Braga Estadio Municipal de Braga 10,142 (-342)
213 positive change Hibernian FC Easter Road Stadium 10,170 (-415)
214 new Sturm Graz Stadion Graz-Liebenau 10,132 (+2,602)
215 negative change FK Rostov Olimp-2 Stadion 10,058 (-1,469)
216 positive change Viking FK Viking Stadion 10,014 (-270)
217 positive change Red Bull Salzburg Austria Red Bull Arena 10,013 (-93)

1 - attendances from the 2014/15 campaign (or 2014 for countries playing in Spring-Autumn system) presented in bold, increase/decrease compared to 2013/14 presented in brackets.

Data collected primarly from official league reports by - among other - The Premier League, The Football League, DFB, LFP, KNVB. Where official data wasn't possible to find, figures from European Football Statistics and/or WorldFootball.net were used (based on our best judgement of accuracy).

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