English football is without a doubt the most popular all over the World. Premier League clubs attract the biggest crowd no matter where they go. They have huge followings in all continents. The matches are broadcasted live every weekend to millions across the globe. Today, we want to take a look at how the English people support their clubs. We focus on five all-time highest ever recorded attendance numbers in English football.
5. Record league attendance- 83,260 Fans
The biggest crowd to watch one of Manchester United's home games was 83,260 vs Arsenal in 1948. This was while United played at Maine Road.
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Premier League record attendance belongs to Manchester United. The League match was between the Red Devils and their bitter rivals Arsenal at Maine Road. It was held on 17 January 1948 after the Second World War. Old Trafford had been destroyed by the Germans in the war. The club is also the most successful in the country too with 20 League titles.
4. Record home attendance at own stadium- 84,569 Fans
Manchester City v Stoke City in the 1934 FA Cup at Maine Road. pic.twitter.com/omLIwSBAMj
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Manchester City former Stadium Maine Road takes the fourth position in the list. It managed a record home attendance of 84,569 fans on 3 March 1934. The clash was between City and Stoke City in FA Cup round six. The achievement is impossible in the current Stadium, Etihad because it has a Capacity of only 55,097.
3. Record home attendance- 85,512 Fans
The most recent attendance record was set on 2 November 2016 by Tottenham Hotspurs. The London side welcomed Bundesliga side Bayer Leverkusen at Wembley in UEFA Champions League. The match attracted a record 85,512 fans. The Stadium is the only venue capable of breaking this record because all others don’t have the Capacity.