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Leicester among football's top 20

Leicester City are a top 20 football club in terms of fans support according to the results of a survey published today.

Roy Morgan International single source findings list the Foxes as the UK's 14th best supported club with 553,000 followers.

Manchester United are best supported with over four million supporters.

Indeed Leicester are 12th best loved of English clubs because Scottish Premier League giants Rangers and Celtic are fifth and sixth in the popularity League.

The table puts Leicester ahead of EUFA Cup finalists Middlesbrough (16th) and Scottish Cup Holders Hearts (18th) but also ahead of Midlands rivals Wolves (19th).

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The Journalist

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Date:Monday May 15 2006

Time: 12:26PM

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553,000 does that mean how many fans went this/last season?
green giant 12
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15/05/2006 14:35:00

Very close. Leicester amassed 498891 fans in their 23 League matches last season at an average of 21,691 (or 66.7% of capacity). With Cup attendances of 47,657 that makes 546548 by my reckoning and there may have been other matches like the FA Youth Cup, Wsterby Cup final etc
Dyna-mite
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15/05/2006 15:10:00

were did forest come they gotta be somewhere around there aswell. Well done anyway.
jono_forest
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15/05/2006 20:39:00

Does that include home and away games
miked_joker
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16/05/2006 19:27:00

think its home
green giant 12
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17/05/2006 00:01:00

I think its generally just home attendances.
FEn_100
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02/06/2006 14:01:00

would be interested to see how we did on average for away games
bluefox42
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05/06/2006 22:26:00

 

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