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May 10, 2013

2011-12 World Football Attendances – Best Drawing Leagues (Chart of Top-20-drawing national leagues of association football) / Plus list of 35-highest drawing association football clubs in the world in 2011-12.

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    2011-12 World Football Attendances – Best Drawing Leagues
    (Top-20-drawing national leagues of association football)

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Expanded list, with list of 35-highest drawing association football clubs in the world in 2011-12..

    Click on image below for expanded list featuring the 35 clubs that drew over 40,000 per game in 2011-12.

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List of 35-highest drawing association football clubs in the world in 2011-12.
Figures are average attendance for home domestic league matches in 2011-12 except Turkish Süper Lig, 2012-13 season [after 8 to 12 home matches]; European figures from http://www.european-football-statistics.co.uk/attn.htm; other clubs’ figures can be found at the links at the bottom of thiis post.
1. Borussia Dortmund (GER), 80,521.
2. Barcelona (SPA), 75,844.
3. Manchester United (ENG), 75,387.
4. Real Madrid (SPA), 74,564.
5. Bayern Munich (GER), 69,000.
6. Schalke 04 (GER), 61,179.
7. Arsenal (ENG), 60,000.
8. Club América (MEX), 58,375.
9. VfB Stuttgart (GER), 55,090.
10. Hamburger SV (GER), 53,465.
11.Hertha Berlin (GER), 53,449 [relegated to 2.Bundesliga in 2012].
12.Borussia Mönchengladbach (GER), 51,846.
13.Celtic (SCO), 50,904.
14.Ajax (NET), 50,147.
15.Newcastle United (ENG), 49,936.
16.Milan (ITA), 49,020.
17.FC Köln (GER), 47,482 [relegated to 2.Bundesliga in 2012].
18.Manchester City (ENG), 47,045.
19.Rangers (I) [defunct] 46,362 [replaement club Rangers FC Newco (II) relegated to Scottish fourth division in 2012].
20.Hannover 96 (GER), 44,826.
21.Internazionale (ITA), 44,806.
22.Feyenoord (NET), 44,605.
23.Liverpool FC (ENG), 44,253.
24.Seattle Sounders (III) (USA), 43,144.
25.Atlético Madrid (SPA), 43,038.
26.Paris Saint-Germain (FRA), 42,892.
27.Benfica (POR), 42,464.
28.FC Kaiserslautern (GER), 42,434 [relegated to 2.Bundesliga in 2012].
29.FC Nürnberg (GER), 41,968.
30.Chelsea (ENG), 41,478.
31.Galatasaray (TUR), 41,103.
32.Tigres de La UANL (MEX), 41,000.
33.Fenerbahçe (TUR), 40,813.
34.Werder Bremen (GER), 40,808.
35.Marseille (FRA), 40,445.

The May 2013 issue of World Soccer magazine featured a very interesting chart of the top 20 drawing association football leagues throughout the world. Unfortunately, the sources were unattributed. I re-did the list in a different style of chart and have added national flags and the names of the leagues. On the second chart (see above), I added all the clubs that drew over 40,000 per game in 2011-12 (34 football clubs and one soccer franchise [Seattle]). It looks like those 35 are the only association football teams in the world that drew over 40K per game in 2011-12 (based on attendances from home domestic league matches). Clubs that just missed out on reaching that 40,000 per game mark were… SSC Napoli (at 39,808 per game in 2011-12), Boca Juniors (at 39,683 per game in 2011-12), and Sunderland AFC (at 39,026 per game in 2011-12).
[Note, links for attendances are below.]

Main Source and other sources…
One definite source used for World Soccer’s list, for 12 of the 13 UEFA (European) leagues, was the invaluable European-Football-Statistics.co.uk.

I am not saying that World Soccer used the following sources for their list, but for your own viewing, here are some sources for attendance figures for the other 8 leagues on the list -
Mexico (Liga MX), http://soccer365.com/news/world_news/the_view_from_mexico/17000/club_america_tops_attendance_league.
USA/Canada (MLS), ‘Major League Soccer attendance‘ (en.wikipedia.org).
Argentina (Argentine Primera División), http://www.worldfootball.net/zuschauer/arg-primera-division-2011-2012-clausura/1/.
Japan (J.League), http://www.goal2002.com/2012/tables.html.
China (CSL), http://int.soccerway.com/national/china-pr/csl/2012/regular-season/r17341/
Brazil (Campeonato Brasileiro Série A), http://globoesporte.globo.com/futebol/noticia/2012/12/corinthians-tem-melhor-media-de-publico-de-todas-divisoes-em-2012.html.
Turkey (Süper Lig), {league average that is slighly lower than the figure on the World Socer list (11,250 at Wikipedia versus 12,600 on the [unattributed] World Soccer list): ’2011–12 Süper Lig’ (en.wikipedia.org via http://www.hurriyetdailynews.com/alarm-bells-ringing-as-football-stadia-attendance-hit-new-low; team-byteam / current 2012-13 Turkish Süper Lig attendanceshttp://www.european-football-statistics.co.uk/attn.htm.
[click on 'Turkey' at side-bar on far left].
Australia/New Zealand (A-League), {source of World Soccer list – ‘2011–12 A-League‘ (en.wikipedia.org) / team-by-team lists, http://int.soccerway.com/national/australia/a-league/2011-2012/regular-season/r14808/.

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Thanks to World Soccer magazine.
Thanks to http://www.european-football-statistics.co.uk/attn.htm.

4 Comments »

  1. Great site!!! excellent job pal ^_^. This error at graphic down the title “Expanded list, with list of 35-highest drawing association football clubs in the world in 2011-12..” say Club Amética, correct is Club América.

    Comment by Samuel Banda — May 20, 2013 @ 2:14 pm

  2. Response to comment #1 – Thanks very much, Samuel. I fixed that error. I probably need better eye-glasses. Or a template with larger text sizes ‘~’ .

    Comment by admin — May 20, 2013 @ 4:21 pm

  3. Interesting stuff. Some surprises in there re average attendances per country. Cheers

    Comment by Jeff — January 8, 2014 @ 5:59 pm

  4. Response to comment #3 -
    Thanks, Jeff.

    Comment by admin — January 8, 2014 @ 6:11 pm

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