2. Vladimir Putin -Russia
RT RTSportNews: ‘Truly Russian game’: Putin mocks FC Zenit St. Petersburg for fielding 8 foreign players … pic.twitter.com/fjnd4cQIyK
— Haci Jeremmy Jorbyn (@JJorbyn) October 4, 2017
Vladimir Putin probably does not have an awful lot of time for football, particularly in the current climate, but the Russian President is a native of St. Petersburg and is known as a fervent fan of Zenit.
Putin approved Croatia 🙂 pic.twitter.com/8zg1Fy0TxA
— Perica Skaro (@perica_skaro) July 15, 2018
The greatest admirer of the game, he rarely missed any 2018 World Cup clash when he had time. He was seen alongside other presidents cheering on France and Croatia after the 4-2 final game thriller.
1. Queen Elizabeth II -England
— West Ham United (@WestHamUtd) June 11, 2016
After long remaining tight-lipped about her favourite football team, the most respected but a fan of the game too, Queen Elizabeth II revealed in 2009 that she is actually a West Ham United fan. She had always wanted to seem neutral but her admiration for the club dates back to the 1960s and 1970s when the late Ron Greenwood was in charge of the club.
— 🅱️RIFF🅰️ (@goonerbeau) February 15, 2017
The Queen has also shown her love for Arsenal after meeting the team and their manager, Arsene Wenger, during a private function at Buckingham Palace. She was particularly impressed with Cesc Fabregas and chatted with him about King Juan Carlos of Spain. She has a special place for the Three Lions as well.