Soccer's cultural renaissance, led by the advent of the Premier League, Champions League and ever more stylish footballers and glamorous WAGs, world football has become the sport of hipsters.
It's hard for celebrities (and wannabes) to resist the allure of such a popular pastime. They are virtually guaranteed to be photographed at grounds, and the merest hint that they support a particular team can open up a whole new world of fans.
That makes following football a publicist's dream. But there are some celebrities who aren't just in it for the column inches.
Here are some of football's most famous real celebrity fans—contrasted with a few whose dedication is perhaps more questionable.