50 Famous Football Fans and Who They Follow
Gerard Butler, Celtic Fan
Gerard Butler, pictured above, is just one of many famous football fans around the globe.
While much of this is geared towards English footballing fans, I encourage all of you fans to contribute in the comments section below so that we can all learn more famous football fans.
The following list of famous fans holds some names that you might not expect and I hope it will be informative to all of you readers out there.
Perhaps best known for his role in the 1969 film, Hello Dolly, Salisbury England born MIchael Crawford is a known Crewe Alexandra fan.
Patrick Stewart is famous for having been a star of both Star Trek: The Next Generation, as well as the X-MEN series.
The Yorkshire native is frequent follower of Huddersfield Town.
Daniel Day Lewis
Lewis in Gangs of New York
The list of feature films that Daniel Day Lewis has appeared in is rather lengthy.
Likewise his favored club of Millwall can equate the term lengthy with their run of frustrations in the lower leagues as of late.
Swansea, Wales born actress Catherine Zeta-Jones is a lifelong fan of Swansea City. She must be quite delighted as to how they have performed so far since joining the top flight of England.
Famous action and martial arts star, Jackie Chan is a believed Arsenal fan.
The famous American actor is an Aston Villa fan according to his own devices when he paraded the Villan's scarf on a Red Carpet.
Sir Richard Attenborough
Famous for his rolls in Jurassic Park for the younger generation and the original Great Escape for the more seasoned generations, Sir Richard Attenborough is a Chelsea supporter through and through.
The Famous Nirvana drummer turned guitarist and lead singer for the Foo Fighters is a self professed West Ham United Fan.
British actress Keira Knightly got some of her earliest acting kicks in Bend it Like Beckham, before moving on to blockbusters like Pride and Prejudice and the Pirates of the Caribbean series.
Knightly is one amongst many famous West Ham United fans.
Famous boxer and undisputed former Heavy-Weight world champions, Lennox Lewis is another famous West Ham United fan.
Famous vocalist Julio Iglesias has been a famous Real Madrid fan for years since his time goal keeper in the reserves for the club.
Paul Oakenfold is one of the worlds most famous DJ's. He is a famous Chelsea fan with a studio in Los Angeles reportedly named after Stamford Bridge.
The talented artist is also a Boca Juniors follower as well.
AC/DC's lead stiff upper lip, Brian Johnson is a fabled Newcastle United fan. He even had a cameo in Goal: Living the Dream wearing a toon kit and knocking out a few lines with young Santiago Munez (Kuno Becker).
British actor, Hugh Grant has been caught at Craven Cottage taking in a Fulham match on multiple occasions.
Daniel Craig is "James Bond" and a Liverpool fan, for many you cannot get any cooler. You can see him caught in the Anfield crowd above.
United to the Core
Mighty Hobbit Dominic Monaghan is a vocal and proud Manchester United fan, and is one of the clubs many famous supporters.
We all found out just how big of a Manchester United fan Imogen Thomas was.
Famous DJ, Fatboy Slim, is a football fan and partial club owner holding a 12% stake of current Championship side Brighton & Hove Albion.
Sir Elton John
Legendary musician and recording artist, Sir Elton John, is the former chairman of Watford Football Club. Even though he is no longer leading the board room he still has a major financial share of the club.
Samuel L Jackson
Actor Samuel L Jackson reportedly became a Liverpool fan during the filming of The 51st State also known as Formula 51. It features a prominent scene at Anfield Road, where the film's villain, played by Rhys Ifans, is pictured as a fanatical Liverpool fan.
Jackson's co-star, Robert Carlyle. is pictured throughout the film in a Reds kit and is also wearing one on the marketing poster for the feature.
Cameron Diaz is believed to at least be a Brentford fan, even if in passing mention of the club.
HRH Prince Charles
HRH (His Royal Highness) Prince Charles of Wales is pictured above with former Arsenal great Patrick Viera. However, it is also believed that Prince Charles is a Liverpool fan.
Kirtsy Gallacher has a famous golfer for a father who is a great friend of once again Liverpool manager Kenny Dalglish, who else would she support than the mighty Reds.
Jennifer Ellison was once the girlfriend of a relatively unknown Liverpool Red in his youth days, Steven Gerrard. However, once the two split she was back to her old ways of loving the Everton Toffees as she had since her youth.
Lily Allen is a true Fulham Football Club fan as she was seen shedding tears in the Craven Cottage stands when the Cottagers crashed out of the 2010 UEFA Europa League.
Legendary pop singer Rod Stewart has a chance as a footballer as a young lad when he was in the youth system for Brentford. But the club that is most dear to his heart are the Scottish giants, Celtic. He has also been mentioned as a West Ham United fan as well.
While Rod Stewart represents the green side of the Old Firm, celebrity chef Gordon Ramsay takes up the mantle of Glasgow Rangers as he was a top youth prospect for the club before a severe knee injury cost him his career.
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You have all seen how he still celebrates like a kid in the stands when the Liverpool Reds score.
Kenny Dalglish may be the clubs manger, but there are few true fans of the club that can say they have the love for the team that King Kenny has.
Zahia Dehar is the young woman that boasted of having been a prostitute to famous French Footballers Franck Ribery and Karim Benzema. If I had to say she was a fan of a team it would be the French National Team.
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Russell Brand is a famous West Ham United supporter who was completely brushed aside in his fandom by his wife...
The previously mentioned wife of Russell Brand, Katy Perry became the dream of West Ham fans when she busted onto the scene in her Hammers lingerie.
Melanie Chisholm, aka "Melanie C" or "Sporty Spice" of 1990's British female pop group the Spice Girls is a well known fanatical Liverpool fan.
Los Angeles Lakers guard Kobe Bryant is a known Barcelona fan and is a number of famous athletes of different sports that follow the Blaugrana.
Tennis Superstar and Spain native Rafael Nadal is a huge supporter of Real Madrid, and has been a vocal supporter of manager Jose Mourinho.
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Know comparison can be left undone between Rafael Nadal and his biggest rival, Roger Federer.
Federer is a major supporter of FC Basel in his home country of Switzerland.
Imagine the match side antics that could happen if Federer was a Barcelona fan.
Another famous professional tennis star that can be seen in the football stands is Liverpool Reds fan and top ranked, Caroline Wozniacki. She can almost always be scene wearing a Liverpool crest somewhere on her outfit.
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American comedian and actor, Drew Carey is a noted Barcelona fan and is also a minority share holder of the Seattle Sounders of Major League Soccer. He has also been listed as a season ticket holder for the Los Angeles Galaxy in the past before his involvement with the Sounders.
British pop icon, Robbie Williams is a staunch Port Vale fan as well as a stock holder of the club.
Famous for roles in Enemy at the Gates, and Sherlock Homes, Jude Law is a trusted Tottenham Hotspur fan.
Sean Bean never would have expected the fame he achieved as Boromir in the Lord of the Ring trilogy.
Bean is a long time supporter of Sheffield United.
British Model and Page 3 Girl from the Sun, Melinda Messenger, is one of the most famous Swindon Town supporters.
Famous Italian Oprea singer, Luciano Pavarotti, is a major supporter of AS Roma.
Funny man Will Farrell is most definitely a Chelsea fan, and his photographic evidence is pictured above alongside Blues captain John Terry.
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Phoenix Suns Point Guard, Steve Nash, is a famous soccer fan with allegiances for multiple clubs including Tottenham Hotspur and Real Madrid.
Nash is also one of four men that make up the ownership consortium of 2011 Major League Soccer expansion club the Vancouver Whitecaps.
Sylvester Stallone could be one of Everton's most famous supporters.
Legendary boxer and slightly off his rocker star, Mike Tyson, is a believed Petersborough United fan.
Sir Michael Caine
Fulham can name another famous face in their stands, Sir Michael Caine, the legendary film actor is a long time supporter of the Cottagers.
Noel and Liam Gallagher
Famous musicians and bothers, Noel and Liam Gallagher of Oasis, have been long time supporters of Manchester City.
Former wife of Chelsea left back Ashley Cole, British pop star Cheryl "Tweedy" Cole once was asked if she would fancy buying Newcastle United and stated:
"You know what - if I had that kind of cash I actually would. I would at this stage."
There is no doubt she is a welcomed sight in the St. James Park stands. Yes I said St. James Park, it will never be anything else.