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Newcastle’s remarkable placing in European average attendances for 2016/17

2 years ago
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The average attendances of European clubs this season sees two countries dominate.

The top 30 best supported clubs include 11 German sides and eight from England.

The other 11 spots are divided between:  Spain (3), Holland (2), France (1), Portugal (2), Scotland (2) and Italy (1).

Borussia Dortmund are at the very top with a cracking home average of 79,653 for home league matches, with Barcelona in second (77,944).

However, with 51,106, Newcastle United are easily the best supported second tier club in any country.

Only 14 clubs in the whole of Europe attracted more supporters per game, all the more noteworthy due to Newcastle playing far more home matches (23) in the English second tier, than the likes of Germany (17) and Spain (19).

2016/17 top European average attendances as compiled by Talksport:

79,653 Borussia Dortmund

77,944 Barcelona

75,289 Manchester United

75,000 Bayern Munich

69,170 Real Madrid

60,703 Schalke

59,956 Arsenal

56,970 West Ham

55,994 Benfica

55,882 Celtic

54,018 Manchester City

53,039 Liverpool

52,341 Hamburg

51,494 Borussia Moenchengladbach

51,106 Newcastle United

50,515 Stuttgart

50,267 Hertha Berlin

49,571 Cologne

49,551 Ajax

49,088 Eintracht Frankfurt

48,573 Rangers

47,500 Feyenoord

47,172  Inter

45,317 PSG

44,719 Atletico Madrid

42,772 Sporting Lisbon

41,454 Leipzig

41,507 Chelsea

41,286 Sunderland

40,881 Werder Bremen

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