Football: Celebrities and their favorite football clubs

Football has been a sport that connects fans from all around the globe. A sport that has so much of an intensity that even for a second if one blinks their eye, they might miss something of a game changer. The fan following has been seen among fans who support various clubs from different parts of the world.

No wonder fans make up the stadium go wild during matches and if just not for the money, clubs are driven by their fans. We have seen them with different attitudes when their teams win or lose or at times when a financial concern occurs, how much of a support they act to be. Celebrities also follow football a lot and are now even used as an influencer marketing tactic to bring more spectators to the club. Here are some notable mentions


Idris Alba at the Emirates Stadium (GOOGLE.COM).

Idris Akuna Alba is by far one the best actors in the Hollywood industry right now with starring roles in hits like Suicide Squad, Fast and Furious: Hobbs and Shaw, Mandela: The Long Walk to Freedom, etc. The London-born actor has no hesitance in openly revealing his love for Arsenal. A year ago he was also seen in a video with JOE for the promotion of his movie Beast where he predicted them winning the league and was very impressed with their form, well that didn’t happen for sure.

Famous Bollywood Actor Ranveer Singh is also a big fan of the gunners. Often seen in the stands of Emirates stadium cheering for them in home matches he is widely regarded as one of the biggest fans of the Invincibles. The Gully Boy protagonist has also pulled his wife into supporting the gunners who are seen sporting the merchandise pretty often. Ranveer Singh is also the brand ambassador for Premier League in India.


Tom Hanks with Aston Villa Captain John Mcginn (GOOGLE.COM)

The Forest Gump actor was born in California and has a second nationality of Greece yet is a fan of an English club. He has been supporting Aston Villa for quite a long time and when asked about why is he so attached to the club, he came up with a strange answer - “I’m a fan because their name sounds so pleasant “. The last time he was seen at the Villa stadium was in the season 2022-2023 in a match against Arsenal where they lost 4-2 thanks to two injury-time goals.


The very own Modern Era James Bond has been a big fan of Liverpool CF from his childhood. He has been seen a lot in the Anfield stands and with the players getting papped.  In his last outing as James Bond in No Time to Die, while promoting it in an interview with Jamie Carragher he said that he worships the current Liverpool head coach Jurgen Klopp for how he has transformed the team over the years.

Samuel L Jackson at the Anfield (GOOGLE.COM)

Famous for his role as the eye-patched Nick Fury in the Marvel universe the veteran actor has been a Liverpool fan all his life. The Washington D.C. D.C.-born actor loves the city very much and has been seen walking the roads pretty often. The actor was the happiest man on earth when Liverpool won their first Premier League title in about 30 years in the season 2019-2020 and was seen singing “You’ll Never Walk Alone”.


Kobe Bryant with the Barcelona Team and Trophies (GOOGLE.COM)

Regarded as the best after Sir Michael Jordan, The Mamba was one of the biggest fans of FC Barcelona. The Lakers legend has also faced the Barcelona Basketball team pretty often as well. He has been seen on the La Masia grounds with Iniesta, Ronaldinho, Messi and co. The Barcelona team was not shy to share their remorse when the player passed away in a helicopter crash in 2020.

The superstar of Bollywood is an admirer of The Spanish legendary club. A love so intense that made him the brand ambassador of Barca in India. FC Barcelona also shared their heartfelt congratulation on the birth of Ranbir and Alia's newborn by posting a picture captioned -“Congratulations @aliaa08 and Ranbir Kapoor!! A new Barca fan is born 👶. We can’t wait to meet you all in Barcelona.


Ed Sheeran sporting the BLACKOUT kit (GOOGLE.COM)

The number 17 jersey was one given to their biggest fan, and it was no other than Folk-Pop singer Ed Sheeran. The relationship between the club and the singer is so much that he was one’s given a squad number (17) and was named among the rest of the players in season 20201-2022. It has been revealed the Blackout kit in that season was also designed in collaboration with him.


The 22-time Grand Slam winner has had the opportunity to choose his career as a professional footballer or a tennis player at a young age. He chose Tennis but his love for football never ended. His affection for Real Madrid made him move his match just to make sure it doesn’t clash with the Los Blancos match vs Manchester City in the Champions League. He has also been seen in Ads with Cristiano Ronaldo during his time at the Santiago Bernabeu.


James McAvoy is well known for his role in the X-Men series. Born in Glasgow he has had a long-standing relationship with The Bhoys which has been seen publicly. He was also given the new Adidas traditional green and white stop jersey by the Celtic club and defender Christopher Jullien during his time at Celtic Park. The veteran actor has also played in charity games that had been held in Glasgow before representing the Hoops.

Cover Credits: LFC

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