World football, like most sports, is constantly in flux. Players change, managers change and though some clubs do better than others, all clubs have their good spells and bad spells.
One that thing has remained constant in world football's history is fan support. Though football may now be more Euro-centric, you'll find that the supporters who were renowned for their exuberant support in the 40s, 50s and 60s are very much still there today, even if their club is no longer among the best in the world.
With that in mind, we're going to attempt to rank the top 15 most passionate football cities in the world today.
Knowing that such a task involves a great deal of subjectivity, we're not going to try to assign ranks of 1-15, because often it is literally impossible to say that one city is more passionate than the other.
Rather, we're gonna organize this list by groups, with the idea that the cities higher up on the list are more passionate than the ones lower on the list. As such, keep in mind that when two cities are within 1-2 spots of each other, they could very possibly be rated roughly as passionate as each other.
If they're separated by more than 3-4 spots though, then you can be sure that one city has definitely been ranked as more passionate than another.
Got it? Good. Let's begin.