Tuesday, January 09, 2018

The Global Fans of English Football Teams


The favorite English football team in the USA and northern Europe is Arsenal. Chelsea are the most popular team in South America and Manchester United have the most fans in India.

Twitter has analysed the global reach of English Premier League (EPL) teams and mapped the results. The Where are your club followers? map is based on the number of followers a team has in each area. Using the map you can view the most followed team in each area of the world. Alternatively you can select to view the global reach of any of the individual teams playing in the EPL.

The map includes QPR, who were relegated from the EPL after the 2014–15 season. The data for the map is therefore at least three years old.


EPL teams are global brands and these teams also consist of players from around the world. The Reckless Agency has plotted the growth of overseas players in the EPL by mapping the birthplaces of EPL players for the 1992 and 2016 seasons. The Premier League Player Birthplaces map includes a slide control which allows you to switch between a map of the birthplaces of the players in 1992 and the birthplaces of the players in the 2016 season. By switching between the maps of the two seasons you can instantly see the huge fall in homegrown players in the EPL and the rise of overseas players.


If you live in England & Wales and you want to know which EPL team you should support then you probably need to know which is your nearest football team.

The Which Team Should I Support map uses a voronoi overlay to divide England & Wales into areas assigned to the closest Premier League teams. You can therefore use the map to quickly see which football team you should be supporting. You can also enter your address into the map to see which team's catchment area you currently live in.

This map dates from 2015 and includes Norwich & Aston Villa.

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