The Best Travelling Fans in the World

The Best Travelling Fans in the World

Raja Casablanca’s following both home and away ranks among the best in the world | GERARD JULIEN/Getty Images

Away fans are an entirely different breed to the supporters that frequent their warm and cosy home stadium on a biweekly basis. That’s not to say that the team belongs more to those who travel the length and breadth of the country or beyond, but they certainly are different.

They are emphatically pivotal to the spectacle of a football match played before a crowd, a sight which is seemingly becoming something bound to the realms of the past more and more.

They can provide the dull roar which incites an upset, represent their nation abroad and even eclipse the achievements – or lack thereof – of those they have travelled to support.

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— Olympique de Marseille (@OM_Officiel) September 1, 2013

8. FC Köln

FC Köln’s travelling support made a particularly memorable trip to Arsenal in 2017 | AFP Contributor/Getty Images
Japanese fans attracted global attention after clean up after themselves at the 2018 World Cup | ANNE-CHRISTINE POUJOULAT/Getty Images

6. Celtic

Celtic fans received particular recognition for their behaviour at the 2003 UEFA Cup final against Porto | Michael Steele/Getty Images
Peruvian fans didn’t only outnumber Australian supporters at the 2018 World Cup | Dean Mouhtaropoulos/Getty Images

4. Newcastle United

Newcastle United’s away support has become renowned for watching games, whatever the weather, topless | Laurence Griffiths/Getty Images
Raja Casablanca’s following when they met Bayern Munich in the 2013 Club World Cup | Steve Bardens/Getty Images

2. Republic of Ireland National Team

Fans of the Republic of Ireland have garnered a lofty reputation on their travels | Soccrates Images/Getty Images
Dynamo Dresden’s fanatical following in full swing | TF-Images/Getty Images

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