The Premier League is widely regarded as the most diverse league in the world. Nowhere else will you see an Armenian stood alongside a Spaniard, Frenchman, Swede, and young Englishman. And when it comes to fan bases, it’s exactly the same, it’s why pre-season is filled with trips to China, the USA, and beyond.


But which club have the most diverse fan base on the planet?


Manchester United? Chelsea? Perhaps Arsenal? No, it's actually the Gunners' fierce rivals Tottenham Hotspur, at least according to Twitter anyway.


Twitter is a huge part of how we consume the beautiful game today, whether that be following a match or keeping up-to-date with the latest gossip at your club and according to the Premier League of Nations, Spurs have followers from an incredible 214 countries and territories, more than any other club!

Spurs

Over two thirds of the North London club’s fan base lies overseas, from Venezuela to Tanzania, with the club pipping Arsenal into second alongside, surprisingly, Southampton and Stoke City.


The news comes despite Spurs having a six million follower deficit on the Gunners and seven million less followers than Manchester United, the most supported club in the country.

Diversity

It’s perhaps United who have the most interesting fan base, with the club having the only Twitter account where the highest percentage of followers aren’t from the UK. 


Jose Mourinho’s men have more fans from Egypt than the UK according to their following, with India, Nigeria, and the United States making up their highest following nations.

United

In contrast, it’s the teams fairly new to the Premier League which are the least diverse. 


60% of Middlesbrough’s followers hail from the UK, while Hull and Burnley also have a less diverse fan base than the stalwarts of the division.


Liverpool sit in the middle-behind bitter rivals United, while Leicester City’s headline-grabbing title charge last season couldn’t quite grab the attention of the world in terms of followers, although they are more widely followed than both Chelsea and Manchester City, this year’s title favourites.


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