The A-League Men clubs with the best fanbases

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Scrap football. Let’s talk about the fans. Ever wondered which A-League Men club has the biggest and best fan base? Let’s find out.

Before we delve into it, let’s determine which five club’s fanbases we’ll be looking at.

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According to Australian market research company, Roy Morgan, who gathered fresh data towards the end of 2020/21 ALM season, the five clubs with the greatest number of fans are Sydney FC, Melbourne Victory, Brisbane Roar, Perth Glory and Adelaide United.

Disclaimer: Data and statistics below are not an accurate representation of clubs’ fanbases.

5. Perth Glory

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Fan attendance at home: 74,518 (combined with 2020/21 and 2021/22 season)

Perth Glory social media accounts: 166,400 (combined with Instagram, Twitter and Facebook accounts)

Total number of fans across Australia: 434,000 (according to Roy Morgan data)

Perth Glory take out fifth spot with next best Melbourne City trailling by nearly 200,000 fans according to Roy Morgan. The club’s recent signing of Daniel Sturridge has only helped their fan appeal.

4. Adelaide United

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Fan attendance at home: 121,139 (combined with 2020/21 and 2021/22 season)

Adelaide United social media accounts: 246,861 (combined with Instagram, Twitter and Facebook accounts)

Total number of fans across Australia: 449,000 (according to Roy Morgan data)

Adelaide United’s home stadium attendance figures combine to be larger than some of the other clubs in this list. The overall total number of followers on their social media accounts also appear to display that the club has a solid number of fans.

  1. Brisbane Roar

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Fan attendance at home: 98,226 (combined with 2020/21 and 2021/22 season)

Brisbane Roar social media accounts: 233,600 (combined with Instagram, Twitter and Facebook accounts)

Total number of fans across Australia: 559,000 (according to Roy Morgan data)

Brisbane Roar come into take third place on our list. As the only current Queensland football team in the A-League Men there is no surprise there is a huge increase in number of fans from third place.

Coupled with the fact that Brisbane were crowned A-League Men champions three times, the numbers are well deserved.

  1. Melbourne Victory

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Fan attendance at home: 117,119 (combined with 2020/21 and 2021/22 season)

Melbourne Victory social media accounts: 426,800 (combined with Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook accounts)

Total number of fans across Australia: 632,000 (according to Roy Morgan data)

Similarly to Brisbane Roar, Melbourne Victory’s numbers are well deserved due to their sheer success. Their strong social media presence is also helping them pull in more fans.

  1. Sydney FC

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Fan attendance at home: 130,423 (combined with 2020/21 and 2021/22 season)

Sydney FC social media accounts: 384,600 (combined with Instagram, Twitter and Facebook accounts)

Total number of fans across Australia: 640,000 (according to Roy Morgan data)

Taking the title of the club with the best fanbase in the A-League Men is Sydney FC.

Having been crowned ALM champions five times, it is unsurprising that Sydney FC is in first place. Given the fact that there are several other New South Wales teams in the ALM, the Sky Blues have done well to remain so popular.

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Min-Gyu Shim
Min-Gyu Shim
Bachelor of Journalism student at UQ, and a full time football fanatic. Covering Brisbane Roar for the 2020/21 season.

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