6 Surprising Clubs With Better Attendances Than the Premier League Average

Club attendances are a big thing in English football, with fans liking to boast if their stadium houses more week-in-week-out than their local rivals, particularly if their side never actually win anything tangible. 


However, with most things involving the Premier League in general, football supporters from these shores often get so self-absorbed in the mass marketing machine that is the peak of this nation's league structure that it often gets lost that others from around the world drive in as many punters, if not more, than ourselves. 


For this season so far, after near enough 13 home matches each, the average gate throughout all 20 top-flight clubs combined is 38,192, with Dean Court really letting the side down, as per. 


But, what kind of numbers are football teams elsewhere dragging in on a weekly basis? 


Well, for a fair few, more than the average of the Premier League, so, with that, let's take a look at six sides who may surprise you by attracting more than our just north of 38,000 benchmark on a regular basis...

6. Atlanta United FC - 48,200

The rise in popularity of MLS since its inception in 1993 is almost unprecedented, with more and more 'franchises' joining the league as time progresses. 


Yes, it does not yet pose the drama of relegation or promotion, and it may never do, but that has not stopped the crowds flocking to the all-new Mercedes-Benz Stadium after its grand unveiling in September of last year. 


Also, this has to go down as one of the most stunning stadiums in existence today. 

5. Real Betis - 46,283

Depending on how closely you follow Spanish football, Real Bets' inclusion in this list may come as a surprise, or it really may not. 


Despite Beticos currently floundering in mid-table, one thing you are guaranteed when you head to the Estadio Benito Villamarin is goals, with the regular Los Verdiblancos witnessing a total of 53 goals in 13 games across all competitions this season - an average of over four per game. Now, that's value for money. 

4. RB Leipzig - 39,966

RB Leipzig's rise from the lower echelons of German football has been well documented, with Die Roten Bullen concluding their debut campaign in the Bundesliga in second place last time around. 


This year Ralph Hasenhuttl's side have found things a little tricker, however the 'most hated club' in the country have still been able to attract the crowds, and will undoubtedly continue to do so as they attempt to challenge Bayern Munich at the top of the mountain. 

3. Hannover 96 - 41,940

Another from Germany's top tier is Hannover 96, who, despite their mid-table obscurity, still house a high number of die hard fans - as you can see by the mass accumulation of Santas above.


The Niedersachsenstadion is a ground that has been developed a lot since its creation in 1954, but yet the crowds have not dwindled. 

2. Guangzhou Evergrande Taobao - 44,833

Ah yes, the world famous Guangzhou Evergrande Taobao FC. 


Although you may have never heard of the Southern China Tigers (yep, that's their real nickname, catchy...) they certainly know how to pull in the punters. 


However, it may have something to do with the fact they did not taste defeat once at the Tianhe Stadium last season, across any competition, including the AFC Champions League - although they did also record an attendance of just 571 in February 2016, so the fans aren't always keen. 

1. CF Monterrey - 42,972

Of course, it is not just clubs from Europe, North America or China who record higher gate figures than the Premier League's average, South America, as you would may expect, are also crazy for their football.


You may be thinking Argentina or Brazil at this point, however don't forget Mexico, with the Estadio BBVA Bancomer, home of CF Monterrey, seeing decent numbers each week.

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