Everybody knows just how passionate Celtic fans are for their favorite football club. No matter what circumstances stand in the way, supporters always find their way to pack Celtic Park each and every week.
And it showed in the 2016/17 calendar year.
Each season, UEFA compiles the list of the Top 20 aggregate attendances for European football clubs. The organization compiles how many games were played in each team’s home ground, and then compares them to how many total people went to the game.
There’s no surprise to see Celtic among the list of top attendances in Europe. The list included 20 teams, but the Celts found their way into the top eight of the list.
The Hoops played 19 games at Paradise last year, and the Glasgow side welcomed 1,039,794 people. Celtic ranked above clubs such as Liverpool, Manchester City, Paris Saint-Germain and their enemies, Rangers FC.
Football in it’s biggest stage broke some records this past season. According to Talk Sport, a new height has been reached with the amount of people watching football. The accomplishment has a big part to do with the Bhoys, too.
"It’s no surprise to hear from UEFA, there are now 11 clubs in Europe who welcomed more than a million fans through the turnstiles."
The Celts now rank just below the likes of Borussia Dortmund, Real Madrid, Manchester United and Barcelona in terms of attendance. West Ham United also made the list above the Bhoys, which is to be assumed with their new stadium.
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Interestingly, the Celts just need around 300,000 more visits to Paradise in order to catch top of the list, FC Barcelona.
It should be a great year for Celtic in terms of their attendance and schedule. A big part of ranking eighth on such a list has to be due to the fact of winning the treble last season. In this campaign, the Celts have a very good chance of doing the same.
Plus, Brendan Rodgers has made some decent decisions in the transfer market that could impact who supporters want to watch. Wonderkid Lewis Morgan should bring a lot of people to the gates next season, as his play could result in being a long-time Bhoy in the future.
UEFA’s list proves yet again that the Bhoys have the best fans in Scotland, and probably one of the best supporters in the world as well.
Can the attendance number finish near the top of the list at the end of next year for the Hoops? Let us know in the comments section below.