10+ Ranking: Europe’s most popular clubs by attendance

source: StadiumDB.com

10+ Ranking: Europe’s most popular clubs by attendance We’ve listed all 227 clubs that draw an average of 10,000 people or more every day. Which teams from your country are on the list?

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10+ LogoAs every year, even if delayed this time, we’ve combined the best information we could find and created the 10+ Ranking, our list of Europe’s most popular clubs in terms of attendance. The outcome is the immense list of 227 clubs (below) that drew the most people across the continent. And at this point we can congratulate every team on the list, because this scale of support is an achievement!

We’ve already shown you the top 20 list of European clubs and that exclusive club is very difficult to get into. But when you dive into the long list, you see many fascinating cases.

Take the Scottish Rangers FC. They were a 2nd league team in 2015/16 and yet enjoyed the biggest following of all clubs, surpassing champions Celtic as well. This of course stems from their promotion back to the Premiership for 2016/17, after years of exile, as well as ending of managerial turmoil of 2014/15.

Promotion also did the trick for RC Lens (although playing back home after reconstruction was the real boost!), Real Betis and Swedish Hammarby as both teams enjoyed increases of 5,000-9,000 fans every game! New or expanded stadiums contributed to boosts in ticket sales for Olympique Lyonnais, Udinese Calcio or Manchester City. Meanwhile fresh Israeli champions Hapoel Be’er Sheva had double the charm as they both moved in to a new stadium last year and won the domestic league.

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There’s unfortunately also a list of clubs that lost the most fans. These include Lazio with over 14,000 fewer people per game and Olympique de Marseille with over 11,000 down. In both cases league performances were far below expectations, though this wasn’t the only factor. Take just the boycott of Rome derby or the fact that Olympique lost some fans after having grown a lot a year before (just after the opening of new Velodrome). “New stadium effect” is wearing off not only in Marseille, but also in Haifa and Lille. There, after great previous seasons the crowds have decreased.

There’s also the dramatic case of Turkish Galatasaray. Sure, they remain among the most popular in the country, but nationwide fan ID card boycott and very mediocre performances on the field resulted in the club losing almost 5,000 per game. When you look in the perspective of two consecutive seasons, Galata lost over 21,000 people for each match they play!

Still, there’s one place more unlucky than Ukraine at present. The war-torn country’s league is in serious decline. Shakhtar is nowhere near being included in our 10+ list after leaving Donbass, while champions Dynamo lost almost 14,000 people per game during the last two seasons. This means more than one out of two Dynamo fans stopped coming to games. Judging by the economic and political situation in Ukraine, we may see further issues for their football.

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These are of course only a small selection of facts behind our 10+ Ranking. Please dive into the entire list below and find your own fascinating attendance facts from across Europe!

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 positive change - improvement | negative change - no change | negative change - fall | new - club outside last year's ranking

 new stadium - new stadium | positive change - under construction | temporary stadium - temporary stadium

NoClubStadium 2016 Attendance1
 1  negative change Borussia Dortmund    Signal Iduna Park  81 178 (+715)
 2  negative change FC Barcelona   Camp Nou  78 881 (+1249)
 3  negative change Manchester United  Anglia Old Trafford  75 279 (-56)
 4  positive change Bayern München   Allianz Arena  75 000 (+2118)
 5  negative change Real Madrid   Santiago Bernabeu  69 736 (-3345)
 6  negative change FC Schalke 04   Veltins Arena  61 386 (-192)
 7  negative change Arsenal FC  Anglia Emirates Stadium  59 944 (-48)
 8  positive change Manchester City  Anglia Etihad Stadium  54 041 (+8676)
 9  negative change Hamburger SV   Volksparkstadion  53 700 (+448)
 10  negative change VfB Stuttgart   Mercedes-Benz-Arena  51 983 (+1182)
 11  negative change Borussia Moenchengladbach   Borussia Park  51 715 (+1055)
 12  negative change SL Benfica   Estadio da Luz  50 322 (+7752)
 13  negative change Newcastle United  Anglia St. James Park  49 754 (-605)
 14  negative change Hertha BSC   Olympiastadion  49 704 (-481)
 15  negative change AFC Ajax   Amsterdam ArenA  49 206 (-197)
 16  negative change 1. FC Köln   RheinEnergie Stadion  48 676 (+347)
 17  positive change Feyenoord   De Kuip   47 324 (+1905)
 18  negative change Eintracht Frankfurt   Commerzbank Arena  46 676 (-942)
 19  negative change Paris Saint-Germain   Parc des Princes  46 160 (+371)
 20  positive change FC Inter   San Siro  45 538 (+8166)
 21  positive change Rangers FC   Ibrox Stadium  45 325 (+12 527)
 22  negative change Club Atlético de Madrid   Estadio Vicente Calderón  44 647 (-1956)
 23  negative change Celtic FC   Celtic Park  44 614 (+29)
 24  negative change Liverpool FC  Anglia Anfield positive change  43 910 (-749)
 25  positive change Sunderland AFC  Anglia Stadium of Light  43 071 (-86)
 26  negative change Olympique de Marseille   Stade Vélodrome  42 015 (-11 115)
 27  negative change Athletic Club de Bilbao   San Mamés Barria  41 983 (-1471)
 28  negative change Chelsea FC  Anglia Stamford Bridge  41 500 (-46)
 29  negative change Hannover 96   AWD Arena  41 246 (-2213)
 30  negative change Werder Bremen   Weserstadion  40 935 (+29)
 31  positive change Olympique Lyonnais   Stade de Gerland / Parc OL new stadium  40 250 (+5301)
 32  negative change AS Roma   Stadio Olimpico  40 190 (+72)
 33  positive change Sporting CP   Estádio Jose Alvalade XXI  39 985 (+7726)
 34  positive change SSC Napoli   Stadio San Paolo  39 099 (+6833)
 35  negative change Juventus FC   Juventus Stadium  38 663 (+110)
 36  negative change Everton FC  Anglia Goodison Park  38 124 (-282)
 37  negative change AC Milan   San Siro  37 823 (+1103)
 38  negative change Valencia CF   Estadio Mestalla  37 586 (-5619)
 39  positive change Real Betis Balompié   Estadio Benito Villamarín  36 990 (+6171)
 40  negative change Tottenham Hotspur  Anglia White Hart Lane  35 731 (+3)
 41  negative change West Ham United  Anglia Upton Park  34 910 (+39)
 42  positive change Sevilla FC   Estadio Ramon Sanchez Pizjuan  34 191 (+3430)
 43  negative change Aston Villa  Anglia Villa Park  33 690 (-443)
 44  negative change PSV Eindhoven   Philips Stadion  33 594 (+1129)
 45  positive change FC Porto   Estádio do Dragão  32 330 (+2460)
 46  positive change Leicester City  Anglia King Power Stadium  32 021 (+328)
 47  positive change 1. FSV Mainz   Coface Arena  31 053 (+45)
 48  positive change Southampton FC  Anglia St. Mary's Stadium  30 751 (+99)
 49  positive change 1. FC Nürnberg   Grundig Stadion  30 723 (-20)
 50  negative change AS Saint-Etienne   Stade Geoffroy-Guichard  30 328 (-1928)
 51  negative change Lille OSC   Stade Pierre Mauroy  30 268 (-6279)
 52  positive change ACF Fiorentina   Stadio Artemio Franchi  29 698 (-568)
 53  positive change Derby County  Anglia Pride Park  29 663 (+431)
 54  positive change RB Leipzig   Red Bull Arena  29 441 (+4416)
 55  positive change FC Sankt Pauli   Millerntor-Stadion  29 354 (+4636)
 56  negative change Bayer Leverkusen   Bayarena  29 085 (-226)
 57  positive change FC Augsburg   WWK Arena  29 017 (-148)
 58  positive change VfL Wolfsburg   Volkswagen Arena  28 945 (+746)
 59  negative change FC Basel   St. Jakob Park  28 599 (-279)
 60  positive change Fenerbahçe SK   Şükrü Saracoglu Stadyumu  28 589 (+8560)
 61  positive change 1899 Hoffenheim   Wirsol Rhein-Neckar Arena  27 615 (+432)
 62  positive change Dynamo Dresden   DDV-Stadion  27 544 (+4796)
 63  negative change Stoke City  Anglia bet365 Stadium  27 534 (+453)
 64  negative change Norwich City  Anglia Carrow Road  26 972 (+803)
 65  positive change RC Lens   Stade Bollaert-Delelis  26 393 (+9188)
 66  negative change Club Brugge KV   Jan Breydel Stadion  25 970 (-36)
 67  negative change Fortuna Düsseldorf   Esprit Arena  25 897 (-4048)
 68  negative change FC Twente   De Grolsch Veste  25 806 (-2712)
 69  negative change 1. FC Kaiserslautern   Fritz-Walter-Stadion  25 755 (-7258)
 70  negative change Brighton and Hove Albion  Anglia AMEX Stadium  25 583 (-59)
 71  positive change Hammarby IF   Tele2 Arena  25 507 (+5056)
 72  negative change FC Nantes   Stade de la Beaujoire  25 226 (-759)
 73  negative change Spartak Moskva  Russia Otkritie Arena  25 179 (-248)
 74  positive change Girondins de Bordeaux   Matmut Atlantique new stadium  25 088 (+1625)
 75  negative change Standard Liège   Stade de Sclessin  25 042 (+408)
 76  negative change Crystal Palace  Anglia Selhurst Park  24 825 (+404)
 77  negative change West Bromwich Albion  Anglia The Hawthorns  24 631 (-914)
 78  positive change Middlesbrough FC  Anglia Riverside Stadium  24 627 (+5065)
 79  positive change SC Heerenveen   Abe Lenstra Stadion  23 587 (-727)
 80  positive change Deportivo La Coruña   Estadio Riazor  23 534 (+2263)
 81  positive change TSV 1860 München   Allianz Arena  23 359 (+1441)
 82  negative change SC Freiburg   MAGE SOLAR Stadion  23 318 (-532)
 83  positive change Real Sporting Gijón   Estadio El Molinón  23 278 (+4021)
 84  positive change Stade Rennais   Roazhon Park  23 180 (+3056)
 85  positive change Sheffield Wednesday  Anglia Hillsborough  22 641 (+648)
 86  negative change Leeds United  Anglia Elland Road  22 446 (-1606)
 87  negative change UC Sampdoria   Stadio Luigi Ferraris  21 969 (-307)
 88  positive change Genoa CFC   Stadio Luigi Ferraris  21 464 (+582)
 89  positive change FC Bari 1908   Stadio San Nicola  21 432 (+2160)
 90  positive change Las Palmas   Estadio Gran Canaria  21 279 (+5891)
 91  negative change SS Lazio   Stadio Olimpico  21 274 (-14 226)
 92  negative change Eintracht Braunschweig   Eintracht-Stadion  21 193 (-417)
 93  positive change Legia Warszawa   Stadion Wojska Polskiego  21 173 (+5003)
 94  negative change Málaga CF   Estadio la Rosaleda  21 080 (-3450)
 95  positive change FC Groningen   Euroborg  21 067 (+874)
 96  positive change AIK Solna   Friends Arena  20 983 (+4537)
 97  negative change Maccabi Haifa FC  Israel Sammy Ofer Stadium  20 856 (-4689)
 98  positive change Bologna FC 1909   Stadio Renato dall'Ara  20 823 (+5770)
 99  negative change negative change RSC Anderlecht   Constant Vanden Stock Stadion  20 790 (-242)
 100  negative change Swansea City   Liberty Stadium  20 711 (+156)
 101  positive change Watford AFC  Anglia Vicarage Road  20 594 (+3930)
 102  negative change Real Sociedad de Fútbol   Estadio Anoeta  20 552 (-1551)
 103  negative change Wolverhampton Wanderers  Anglia Molineux Stadium  20 157 (-2262)
 104  positive change KAA Gent   Ghelamco Arena  19 901 (+1771)
 105  negative change Sheffield United  Anglia Bramall Lane  19 803 (-2)
 106  positive change 1. FC Union Berlin   Alte Försterei  19 785 (+643)
 107  negative change Nottingham Forest  Anglia City Ground  19 676 (-3816)
 108  positive change RCD Espanyol de Barcelona   8Power Stadium  19 390 (+697)
 109  negative change OGC Nice   Allianz Riviera  19 192 (-117)
 110  positive change Torino FC   Stadio Comunale di Torino  19 122 (+1888)
 111  negative change Galatasaray SK   Türk Telekom Arena  18 996 (-4816)
 112  negative change Ipswich Town  Anglia Portman Road  18 989 (-614)
 113  negative change Beşiktaş JK   Ataturk Olympiat Stadi temporary stadium / Vodafone Arena new stadium  18 668 (+4884)
 114  new 1. FC Magdeburg   MDCC Arena  18 393 (+9817)
 115  negative change Celta Vigo   Estadio Balaidos positive change  18 295 (-861)
 116  negative change Hellas Verona   Stadio Marc Antonio Bentegodi  18 184 (-1128)
 117  positive change Olympiakos Pireus   Stádio Georgios Karaiskakis  18 154 (+933)
 118  negative change Bradford City  Anglia Valley Parade  18 090 (+4737)
 119  positive change Rosenborg BK   Lerkendal Stadion  18 039 (+4124)
 120  positive change VfL Bochum   rewirpowerSTADION  17 834 (+984)
 121  positive change MSV Duisburg   Schauinsland-Reisen-Arena  17 818 (+4344)
 122  positive change SM Caen   Stade Michel d'Ornano  17 661 (+670)
 123  positive change Birmingham City  Anglia St. Andrew's Stadium  17 603 (+1492)
 124  negative change US Palermo   Stadio Renzo Barbera  17 582 (+116)
 125  negative change Fulham FC  Anglia Craven Cottage  17 566 (-710)
 126  positive change Arminia Bielefeld   Schueco Arena  17 534 (+2982)
 127  positive change Malmö FF   Swedbank Stadion  17 332 (+3242)
 128  positive change FC Utrecht   Stadion Galgenwaard  17 300 (+654)
 129  negative change Reading FC  Anglia Madejski Stadium  17 285 (+263)
 130  positive change Villareal CF   Estadio el Madrigal  17 219 (+1179)
 131  negative change Hull City  Anglia KC Stadium  17 199 (-6358)
 132  negative change BSC Young Boys   Stade de Suisse  16 936 (+5)
 133  negative change Vitesse Arnhem   Gelredome  16 904 (-308)
 134  negative change KRC Genk   Cristal Arena  16 894 (-1239)
 135  negative change SK Rapid Wien   Ernst-Happel-Stadion temporary stadium  16 860 (+90)
 136  negative change Burnley FC  Anglia Turf Moor  16 823 (-2308)
 137  positive change Zenit Sankt Petersburg   Petrovskiy Stadion  16 813 (+2506)
 138  negative change Lech Poznań   INEA Stadion  16 762 (-3292)
 139  new Udinese Calcio   Dacia Arena  16 762 (+7630)
 140  positive change Real Zaragoza   Estadio la Romareda  16 688 (+2273)
 141  positive change SV Darmstadt 98   Merck-Stadion  16 647 (+2512)
 142  negative change Heart Of Midlothian FC   Tyncastle Stadium  16 502 (+517)
 143  negative change Cardiff City   Cardiff City Stadium  16 463 (-4661)
 144  negative change Granada CF   Estadio Nuevo los Carmenes  16 447 (-801)
 145  positive change Portsmouth FC  Anglia Fratton Park  16 391 (+1149)
 146  negative change Toulouse FC   Stadium de Toulouse  16 303 (+614)
 147  negative change FK Terek   Achmat Arena  16 251 (+625)
 148  negative change FC København   Parken Stadion  16 191 (+743)
 149  positive change FK Crvena Zvezda Beograd   Marakana  16 143 (+3991)
 150  negative change Karlsruher SC   Wildparkstadion  15 999 (-1382)
 151  negative change Queens Park Rangers  Anglia Loftus Road  15 994 (-1815)
 152  negative change Atalanta BC   Stadio Atletti Azzurri d'Italia  15 945 (+272)
 153  positive change Racing Club de Strasbourg   Stade de la Meinau  15 916 (+2606)
 154  negative change Konyaspor K   Konya Torku Arena  15 871 (-3176)
 155  new Hapoel Be'er Sheva  Israel Toto Turner Stadium new stadium  15 803 (+8092)
 156  negative change Charlton Athletic  Anglia The Valley  15 632 (-1076)
 157  positive change Djurgårdens IF   Tele2 Arena  15 484 (+2339)
 158  positive change Bristol City AFC  Anglia Ashton Gate positive change  15 292 (+3236)
 159  negative change AZ Alkmaar   AFAS Stadion  15 192 (-320)
 160  negative change AS Nancy Lorraine   Stade Marcel Picot  15 108 (+177)
 161  negative change Bolton Wanderers  Anglia Macron Stadium  15 056 (-357)
 162  new FC Ingolstadt   Audi Sportpark  14 836 (+4904)
 163  positive change Roda JC Kerkrade   Parkstad Limburg  14 814 (+4103)
 164  negative change EA Guingamp   Stade du Roudourou  14 804 (-44)
 165  positive change IFK Göteborg   Gamla Ullevi  14 350 (+3611)
 166  positive change CA Osasuna Pamplona   Estadio El Sadar  13 191 (+1024)
 167  positive change Real Oviedo   Estadio Carlos Tartiere  14 173 (+1776)
 168  negative change Levante UD   Estadi Ciutat de Valencia  14 166 (-1101)
 169  negative change Blackburn Rovers  Anglia Ewood Park  14 131 (-781)
 170  negative change Córdoba CF   Estadio Nuevo Arcangel  14 092 (-2034)
 171  negative change NAC Breda   Rat Verlegh Stadion  13 959 (-4153)
 172  negative change Aberdeen FC   Pittodrie Stadium  13 652 (+293)
 173  new Angers SCO   Stade Jean Bouin  13 500 (+4879)
 174  negative change Stade de Reims   Stade Auguste-Delaune  13 482 (-609)
 175  positive change FK Rostov   Olimp-2 Stadion  13 334 (+3276)
 176  negative change FC Metz   Stade Saint Symphorien  13 279 (-5283)
 177  new Milton Keynes Dons  Anglia Stadium mk  13 158 (+3616)
 178  positive change Preston North End  Anglia Deepdale Stadium  13 035 (+2183)
 179  negative change Dynamo Kyiv   Stadion Olimpijski  12 989 (-6265)
 180  negative change FC St. Gallen   AFG Arena  12 941 (-393)
 181  positive change Cagliari Calcio   Stadio SantElia  12 907 (+2356)
 182  new Hansa Rostock   DKB-Arena  12 855 (+2897)
 183  negative change Montpellier Hérault SC   Stade de la Mosson  12 839 (-21)
 184  negative change Brøndby IF   Brøndby Stadion  12 823 (-2320)
 185  negative change Lechia Gdańsk   Stadion Energa  12 815 (-3793)
 186  negative change 1. FC Heidenheim 1846   Voith Arena  12 808 (+226)
 187  negative change Huddersfield Town  Anglia John Smith's Stadium  12 631 (-982)
 188  negative change Willem II Tilburg   Koning Willem II Stadion  12 573 (+474)
 189  new Coventry City  Anglia Ricoh Arena  12 570 (+3238)
 190  new ESTAC Troyes   Stade de l'Aube  12 472 (+2813)
 191  negative change Vitória Guimarães   Estadio Dom Afonso Henriquez  12 422 (-2349)
 192  negative change PEC Zwolle   IJsseldelta Stadion  12 244 (+31)
 193  negative change Wisła Kraków   Stadion im. Henryka Reymana  12 239 (+21)
 194  negative change AS Cesena   Stadio Dino Manuzzi  12 190 (-4014)
 195  negative change ADO Den Haag   Kyocera Stadion  12 029 (+53)
 196  negative change FC Lorient   Stade de Moustoir  11 987 (-1658)
 197  positive change Sporting Braga   Estadio Municipal de Braga  11 928 (+1786)
 198  negative change Maccabi Tel-Aviv   Bloomfield Stadium  11 916 (-1674)
 199  new US Salernitana 1919   Stadio Arechi  11 884 (+1175)
 200  negative change Rubin Kazan   Kazan Arena  11 871 (-1679)
 201  new NEC Nijmegen   Goffertstadion  11 680 (+2146)
 202  negative change Sassuolo Calcio   Mapei Stadium  11 664 (-1422)
 203  new SC Bastia   Stade Armand-Cesari  11 563 (-1239)
 204  new Royal Antwerp   Bosuil Stadion  11 560 (+7105)
 205  positive change Rayo Vallecano   Campo del Futbol de Vallecas  11 559 (+931)
 206  new CD Alavés   Estadio de Mendizorroza  11 400 (+2207)
 207  negative change FC Luzern   swissporarena  11 293 (+370)
 208  new Heracles Almelo   Stadion Heracles new stadium  11 285 (+2968)
 209  new Bursaspor K  Turkey Atatürk Stadyumu / Timsah Arena new stadium  11 245 (+2430)
 210  positive change AFC Bournemouth  Anglia Dean Court  11 189 (+924)
 211  negative change Chievo Verona   Stadio Marc Antonio Bentegodi  11 179 (+527)
 212  new Krylya Sovetov   Stadion Metallurg  11 167 (no data)
 213  negative change FK Krasnodar   Kuban Stadion  10 939 (-350)
 214  negative change SC Paderborn 07   Benteler-Arena  10 929 (-3930)
 215  new De Graafschap   Stadion De Vijverberg  10 840 (+5913)
 216  new AEK Athens  Greece Stádio Olympiakó Spiros Louis  10 818 (no data)
 217  negative change Viktoria Plzeň   Doosan Arena  10 618 (-249)
 218  new PAOK
 Greece Stádio Toumba  10 569 (+1521)
 219  negative change Brentford FC  Anglia Griffin Park  10 310 (-512)
 220  new IFK Norrköping   Nya Parken  10 296 (+4408)
 221  negative change Viking FK   Viking Stadion  10 278 (+264)
 222  negative change Jagiellonia Białystok   Stadion Miejski  10 227 (-523)
 223  negative change SpVgg Greuther Fürth   Trolli Arena positive change  10 197 (-1596)
 224  negative change FK Dnipro Dniepropietrovsk   Dnipro Arena  10 176 (-1338)
 225  new Vålerenga IF  Norway Ullevål Stadion  10 099 (+343)
 226  new KV Mechelen   AFAS Stadion positive change  10 079 (+457)
 227  negative change Rotherham United  Anglia New York Stadium  10 025 (-215)

1 -Attendance figures used come from 2015/16 and 2015 seasons, depending on country. In brackets you'll find the difference between this and previous edition. Data listed comes from official reports or the most reliable sources we were able to find, largely thanks to Worldfootball.net and European Football Statistics.co.uk!

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