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Top 10 clubs with highest average attendance in 2022

Published at :January 8, 2023 at 9:35 PM
Modified at :January 8, 2023 at 9:35 PM
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The last year saw a high number of match-goers for some of the top clubs in Europe. 

In terms of stadium occupation by spectators, the world of football enjoyed a good year in 2022. Thanks to the return of normalcy post the devastating Covid-19 pandemic, the fans witnessed football action live inside the stadiums without any interference from lockdowns. Some of the elite football clubs in Europe saw a high average attendance inside their stadiums on a regular basis.

The football teams that saw high average attendance had huge stadiums to accommodate their fans. These clubs are massively popular and people from all over the world flock to see their players in action.

On that note, here are the top 10 clubs with the highest average attendance in 2022:

A.C. Milan - 57,748

A.C. Milan plays at the legendary San Siro stadium. In addition to being a popular stadium in Italy, it is also a favourite for tourists from all over the world who want to see the Rossoneri in action. During the last year when the club also won the Serie A, the average attendance at home games was 57,748.

Inter Milan - 58,464

Inter Milan shares the San Siro with their local rivals A.C. Milan. The average attendance for their matches was 58,464 in a stadium that has a capacity of 80,018. Players like Lautaro Martinez, Milan Skriniar and more attracted a lot of spectators to see them playing in top competitions like the Seria A and UEFA Champions League.

Celtic - 58,480

Celtic plays in the Scottish Premier League and is one of the most successful clubs in Scotland. The outfit enjoys a huge fan following and their spectators regularly fill the Celtic Park. In terms of full capacity, the largest in Scotland stadium can accommodate 60,832 fans and it saw an average of 58,480 spectators in 2022. 

Arsenal - 60,028

The Premier League clubs dominate the list because of their popularity across the world. Arsenal is one of the most famous clubs in football and saw an average attendance of 60,028 in 2022 at the Emirates Stadium which has a full capacity of 60,704. Certainly, the fans came in huge numbers to back Mikel Arteta’s project.

Tottenham Hotspur - 60,094

Tottenham Hotspur plays at the state-of-the-art Tottenham Hotspur Stadium. The world-class stadium was constructed recently and has a full capacity of 62,850. In 2022, 60,094 was the average attendance inside the stadium. Players like Son Heung-Min, Harry Kane and more attracted a lot of fans with their sensational performances.

FC Bayern Munich - 60,362

German giants FC Bayern Munich were dominant in 2022 as well. The club won the Bundesliga for the tenth time in a row last year. The Allianz Arena is one of the most popular stadiums in the world and sees people fill it from across the world. In a stadium with a full capacity of 75,000, the average occupancy was 60,362

West Ham United - 61,118

West Ham United has a loyal fanbase that supports the club passionately despite the inconsistent performance. Having said that, the 2022 year saw the club finish in seventh place at the end of the 2021-22 season. The average attendance at the London Stadium where the Hammers play was 61,118 in the past year. 

Borussia Dortmund - 62,894

Borussia Dortmund’s fans support the club diligently in every home game. The German Bundesliga outfit plays at Signal Iduna Park and ‘the Yellow Wall’ of the home fans clad in the yellow colour is a sight to behold. The average attendance was 62,894 at the stadium in 2022, the highest for any German club.

FC Barcelona - 71,564

FC Barcelona plays at the iconic Camp Nou that has a full capacity of 99,354. People from all corners of the world travel to Spain to witness one of the most popular football clubs in Europe. The La Liga giants enjoyed an average capacity of 71,564 in 2022, the second highest in the world.

Manchester United - 73,690

20-times English champions Manchester United saw the highest average attendance in 2022. The legendary Old Trafford stadium saw 73,690 attendance on average to see players like Cristiano Ronaldo, Bruno Fernandes, Marcus Rashford, David De Gea and more. Support of the home fans is crucial to the MUFC culture and people from all over the world spend a lot of money to realise their dream of seeing Manchester United play football live.