Newcastle & Sunderland in Top 20 clubs with highest ever average attendances
Listed below are the clubs with the highest ever average attendances in English football history.
The list features the Top 20 clubs, with the season each club set the record for their highest ever home average attendances.
Both Newcastle and Sunderland feature, with even Middlesbrough making a surprise appearance in the Top 20.
Top 20 clubs with highest ever average attendances as compiled by Talksport:
35,924 Derby County 1969/70
36,123 Middlesbrough 1950/51
37,082 Portsmouth 1948/49
37,319 Hull City 1949/50
38,453 Cardiff City 1952/53
38,453 Birmingham City 1948/49
38,910 West Brom 1949/50
39,752 Leeds United 2001/02
40,216 Charlton 1948/49
42,634 Sheff Wed 1952/53
45,466 Wolves 1949/50
47,320 Aston Villa 1948/49
47,785 Sunderland 1949/50
48,127 Liverpool 1972/73
48,260 Chelsea 1954/55
54,041 Man City 2015/16
55,509 Tottenham 1950/51
56,283 Newcastle United 1947/48
60,079 Arsenal 2012/13
75,826 Man Utd 2006/07
Not surprisingly so many of the clubs, including the north east trio, saw their records set in the post second world war years, a real boom time for football.
Newcastle have of course posted regular averages in recent times of around fifty thousand, although the current capacity prevents any targeting of that 56,283 record in 1947/48.
With so many clubs such as West Ham, Liverpool and Tottenham expanding their stadiums, it would be nice to think that one day the Gallowgate End would be extended, a move which could potentially take the capacity up to around an estimated 60,000.
If you can get a 52,000+ full house after being relegated, who knows what could be possible at Newcastle United.
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