Revealed! Where Newcastle United and Sunderland rank among the world's best-supported football clubs

The North East is an area renowned for it's passionate support of its football teams - and these staggering statistics emphasise that point.

By Mark Donnelly
Wednesday, 17 April, 2019, 10:08
Newcastle and Sunderland are among the best-supported clubs in world football

Data from the Football Observatory shows the average attendances of some of the world's biggest football clubs over the five-year period between 2013 and 2018. And while it's no surprise that both Sunderland and Newcastle United feature on the list, it's perhaps surprising to see just how highly they rank - and some of the clubs who are left in their wake. Scroll down and click through the pages to see where the North East pair rank among the best-supported clubs in world football:

Average attendance: 35,664
Average attendance: 36,025
Average attendance: 36,468
Average attendance: 37,615
Average attendance: 37,621
Average attendance: 38,451
Average attendance: 38,475
Average attendance: 38,761
Average attendance: 38,778
Average attendance: 38,974
Average attendance: 38,995
Average attendance: 39,068
Average attendance: 39,249
Average attendance: 40,658
Average attendance: 40,860
Average attendance; 41,091
Average attendance: 41,335
Average attendance: 41,463
Average attendance: 41,495
Average attendance; 41,527
Average attendance: 41,966
Average attendance: 42,797
Average attendance: 43,567
Average attendance: 44,169
Average attendance: 44,905

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Average attendance: 45,912
Average attendance: 46,314
Average attendance: 46,654
Average attendance: 47,553
Average attendance: 47,861
Average attendance: 47,942
Average attendance: 48,346
Average attendance: 49,054
Average attendance: 49,476
Average attendance: 49,697
Average attendance: 49,781
Average attendance: 50,077
Average attendance: 50,721
Average attendance: 50,864
Average attendance: 51,369
Average attendance: 51,547
Average attendance: 52,012
Average attendance: 52,349
Average attendance: 59,793
Average attendance: 61,328
Average attendance: 69,822
Average attendance: 73,781
Average attendance: 74,876
Average attendance: 75,218
Average attendance: 80,230