Celebrity Football Fans


There are some weird and wonderful 'celeb' fans for some of the clubs in England, from the legendary rumours that the likes of the Queen and Osama bin Laden follow Arsenal, to cult figures like Jack Russell following Forest Green Rovers and the Chuckle Brothers supporting Rotherham.

Accrington Stanley
David Lloyd Cult cricketing commentating crackpot
Fidel Castro Cuban Leader
Robin Cook Politician
Tom Cruise Tiny Actor
President Kagame President of Rwanda
Paul Kaye Comedian (Pennis, Strutter)
Aleksander Kwasniewski President of Poland
Osama bin Laden Terrorist Overlord
Prince Harry Prince
King Olav V King of Norway
Geoffrey Palmer 'Stuffy' Actor (e.g. Sausage-scoffing doctor in Fawlty Towers)
Ian Poulter Whacky-clothed Golfer
The Queen The Queen
David Soul Hutch
Phil Tufnell Cricketer
Taufa'ahau Tupou IV King of Tonga
Reggie Yates Radio 1 DJ
Aston Villa
Ian Bell Cricketer
Alan Davies Comedian
Lennie Godber Jailbird
Tom Hanks Actor
Nigel Kennedy Violinist
Pauline McLynn Mrs Doyle (Father Ted)
Ozzy Osborne Bat-munching Heavy Metal Singer
Prince William Prince
Mark Williams Comic Actor
Dickie Bird Umpire
Darren Gough Cricketer / Dancer
Michael Parkinson Broadcaster

Bath City
Bill Bailey Hairy/Not-so-hairy Comedian
Ken Loach Great British film Director
Birmingham City
Jasper Carrot Comedian
Blackburn Rovers
Jim Bowen Comedian (old school)
Jack Straw Politician
Bolton Wanderers
Vernon Kay Massive TV Presenter
Amir Khan Boxer
Paddy McGuinness Comic Actor
Richard Archer Singer (Hard-Fi)
Phil Collins Middling middle of the road popster
Sarah Cracknell Singer (St Etienne)
Cameron Diaz (*5) Actress
Greg Dyke TV Broadcasting Big Cheese
Dean Gaffney (aka Robbie Jackson) Actor (Eastenders)
Dan Tana Hollywood Restaurateur
Brighton HA
Des Lynam Sports Presenter
Fat Boy Slim DJ
Mark Williams (*3) Comic Actor
Alistair Campbell Spin Doctor
Danny Boyle Film Director
Neville Neville (your face is a mess) Daddy Neville
Frank Carson Old Skool Comedian
Charlton Athletic
Gary Bushell 'Journalist'
Jim Davidson Presenter of Big Break
Steve Davis Snooker Champ
Michael Grade Chief Executive of ITV
Karl Howman Actor (Jacko in Brush Strokes)
Steve Rider Sports presenter
Lee Ryan Boy Band Singer
Glenn Tilbrook Musician
Damon Albarn Singer
Richard Attenborough Director / Actor
David Baddiel Comedian
Sebastian Coe Athlete/Politician
Tim Lovejoy Broadcaster
John Major ex Prime Minister
Alec Stewart Cricketer
Suggs Singer
Raquel Welch Busty 70's sex-symbol
Paul Burrell Royal Butler
Jo Guest Model
Coventry City
Eddie Jordan F1 Motor Racing Owner
Jimmy Hill Large-chinned Football Pundit
Vince Hill Jimmy's Brother and 60's Popstar
Richard Keys Hairy-handed Football Presenter
Brian McFadden Irish Pop 'star'
Alistair McGowan Impressionist

Crystal Palace
Martin Bashir Journalist (infamous Lady Di and Wacko Jacko interviews)
Bob 'the Cat' Bevan After-Dinner Speaker
Jim Bob Bonkers 90's indie star (Carter the Unstoppable Sex Machine)
Jo Brand Comedienne
Mark Butcher Cricketer
Harry Carpenter Legendary Boxing Commentator
Ronnie Corbett Comedian
Roger de Courcey & Nookie Bear Philosophers
Windsor Davies Actor (Never the Twain)
Peter Davison The 5th Doctor Who, Singer of 'Button Moon' theme tune
Kevin Day Comedian
Harry Enfield Comedian
Tim Gudgeon Grandstand football scores announcer
Nigel Harman Actor (Eastenders)
Roy Hudd Comedian
Sean Hughes Comedian
Sir Bernard Ingham Politician
Eddie Izzard Comedian
David 'Kid' Jensen 80's DJ
Daniel Day Lewis Actor
Neil Morrissey Actor
Rob Newman Comedian (the Mary White House Experience)
Bill Nighy Actor
John Peinnar Polictical Commentator
Mark Steel Comedian
Paul Weller Top Mod
James Whale Radio DJ
Nicholas Witchell Posh BBC Newsreader
Matthew Wright TV Presenter
Bill Wyman Rolling Stone

Derby County
Kim Barnett England cricket 'rebel'
Peter Baxter Cricket commentator
Margaret Beckett MP
Tim Brooke-Taylor Goody
Nicholas Burns Actor (Nathan Barley)
Mike Cattermole Horse-Racing Presenter
Timothy Dalton Former 007
Ivan Gaskill MOTD interviewer
Simon Groom Farmer / Blue Peter Presenter
Geoff Hoon Politician
Mike Ingham Radio 5 football bod
Robert Lindsay Actor ('Wolfie' Citizen Smith)
Kevin Lloyd Actor ('Tosh' from The Bill)
Tracy Shaw Actress (Maxine from Coro)
Kelli Young Liberty X 'singer'
Doncaster Rovers
Jeremy Clarkson Petrolheaded TV presenter
Paul Daniels Magical millionaire husband of the delightful Debbie McGhee
Paul McCartney Singer Song Writer
Sylvester Stallone Rocky Balboa
Forest Green Rovers
Jack Russell Eccentric Former Cricketer
Lord Burlison Trade Unionist and er, Lord
Stuart Drummond H'Angus the Monkey/Mayor
Janick Gers Songwriter/Guitarist (Iron Maiden)
Meat Loaf Singer
Peter Mandelson MP
Phil Middlemiss Actor (Des Barnes, Corrie)
Ridley Scott Film Director
Reg Smythe Catoonist ('Andy Capp')
Jeff Stelling Genius football Presenter
Huddersfield Town
Patrick Stewart Actor (aka Jean Luc Picard, Star Trek)

Leeds Utd
Kaiser Chiefs Band
Nasser Hussain Cricketer
Chris Moyles Radio 1 DJ

Leicester City
Family 60's rock band
Engelbert Humperdinck 60's singer
David Icke Former Sports Presenter turned reptilian humanoid discoverer
Lee Jobber Bare-chested 23 stone super-fan.
Martin Johnson Egg-chasing World Cup winning captain.
Kasabian Top Band
Rusty Lee Hysterical former TV Chef. Now wife of Jimmy Nail.
Gary Lineker Jug-eared host of Matach of the Day and legendary goal hanger.
Bill Maynard Actor (Oh No, It's Selwyn Froggitt!)
Mark Morrison Singer ("Return of the Mack")
David Neilson Actor (Roy Cropper, Corrie)
Gary Newbon TV Sports Presenter
Nicholas Parsons Sale of the Century host
Showaddywaddy 1970's Teddy Boys Band
Willie Thorne Slap-headed Snooker Ace

Ian Broudie Singer
Dr Dre Rapper
Colin Murray Radio/TV Presenter
DJ Spoony DJ
Jimmy Tarbuck Professional Scouser
Eric Morecambe Comic Legend
Nick Owen Broadcaster
Man City
Nigel Bond Snooker Legend / King of Darley Dale
Liam Gallagher Oasis singer
Noel Gallagher Oasis guitarist
Kevin Kennedy (aka Curly) Actor (Coro)
Eddie Large Large Comedian
Man Utd
Richard Ashcroft Verve Frontman
Michael Atherton England Cricket Captain
Ian Brown Stone Roses King Monkey
Tim Burgess Charlatans Frontman
Mark Charnock Actor (Marlon Dingle)
Terry Christian Yoof Presenter (the Word)
Steve Coogan Alan Partridge
Angus Deayton Mancunian (yeah, right)
Ulrika Jonsson C list Celeb / Friend of Sven
Mani Stone Roses / Primal Scream legend
Ian McShane Lovejoy
Steve McFadden Phil Mitchell
JAmes Nesbitt Actor
Gary Rhodes Spikey haired TV Chef
Michael Le Vell Actor (Coro, Kevin Webster)
John Virgo Miserable Snooker Player
Russell Watson Opera Singer
Sean Wilson Actor (Coro, Kevin Webster)
Mansfield Town
Alvin Stardust Singer
Chris Rea Singer
Bob Mortimer Comedian
Danny Baker Overweight Gobby Radio/TV Presenter
Rod Liddle Media Bloke
Ian Wright ex Footballer
Newcastle Utd
Ant'n'Dec Cheeky TV Presenters
Tony Blair ex Prime Minister
Brian Blessed Shouty-crackers Actor
Steve Harmison Homesick Cricketer
Tim Healy Actor
John McCririck Horse-Racing Expert
Norwich City
Delia Smith TV Chef
Oxford Utd
Timmy Mallet "Mallet's Mallet" Presenter and friend of Roland Rat
Adrian Durham Talksport DJ
Michael Foot (*1) Politician
Port Vale
Phil 'the Power' Taylor Darts legend
Robbie Williams Singer
Bill Bailey Hairy/Not-so-hairy Comedian
Pete Doherty Skinny Singer
Ashley Giles Cricketer
Tommy Cannon Comedian
Lisa Stansfield Singer
Barry Chuckle A Chuckle Brother
Paul Chuckle A Chuckle Brother
Sheffield United
Sean Bean Actor
Joe Elliot Long-haired 'glam-rock' singer (Def Leppard)
Paul Heaton Singer (Housemartions, Beautiful South)
Michael Palin (*2) Comic Actor
Sheffield Wednesday
Arctic Monkeys Band
David Blunkett Politician
Tommy Craig (aka Tommy Harris) (*4) Actor (Coro)
Harrisons Indie group.
Roy Hattersley Politician
Jermaine Jackson Singer
Jon McClure Singer (Reverend and the Makers)
Michael Palin (*2) Comic Actor
Michael Vaughan Ashes-winning Cricket Captain
Alison Moyet Big Singer
Craig David Singer
Stoke City
Nick Hancock Comedian
Steve Cram Athlete
Brendan Foster Athlete
Swindon Town
Willie Carson Jockey
Helen Chamberlain Broadcaster
Peter Cook Comic legend
Tottenham Hotspur
Chas'n'Dave Margate-loving Pop Combo
Danny Kelly See Danny Baker
Richard Littlejohn See Danny Kelly
Jo Whiley Radio 1 DJ

Tranmere Rovers
David Dimbleby Question Time Anchorman
Jonathan Dimbleby Son of David.
Half-Man Half Biscuit One of the most under-rated groups ever
Glenda Jackson Actress and Politician
Patricia Routledge Actress (Hyacinth Bucket - Keeping Up Appearances)
Ray Stubbs ESPN Anchorman
Trevor Ward Granada TV Presenter
Warrior A Gladiator, from er Gladiators
Elton Welsby 80's/90's Sports Presenter
Elton John Singer
West Brom
Adrian Chiles TV Presenter
Frank Skinner Comedian
Jimmy Page Rock Legend
Robert Plant Rock Legend

West Ham Utd
Kriss Akabusi Loud Athlete
Nick Berry Actor ('Wicksy')
Russell Brand Motor-mouthed TV Presenter
Frank Bruno Heavyweight Boxer and friend of 'Arry
Todd Carty Actor - Tucker Jenkins, Mark Fowler
John Cleese Basil Fawlty
James Corden Comic Actor - Gavin and Stacey
Noel Edmonds Bearded friend of Mr Blobby
David Essex Singer
Perry Fenwick Eastenders Actor - Billy Mitchell
Graham Gooch Cricketer
Leslie Grantham Actor - Dirty Den
Lee Hurst Comedian
Phil Jupitus Comedian
Ross Kemp Slap-headed Actor
Matt Lorenzo Sky Sports Presenter
Jo O'Meara S Club 7 Singer
The Queen Mum Mother of the Queen
Ray Winstone the Daddy


(*1) In 2003 the veteran left-winger Michael Foot was given the official squad number of 90 after his registration as a Plymouth Argyle player was formally accepted by the Football League.
(*2) Michael Palin allegedly supports both Sheffield clubs.
(*3) Mark Williams claims to support both Villa and Brighton.
(*4) Tommy Craig's real name is Craig Thompson, but he created a stage name the same as the ex-Wednesday midfielder.
(*5) It's claimed that Cameron Diaz follows Brentford because of her friendship with Hollywood restaurant owner Dan Tana, himself an avid Bees fan.
ADO Den Haag
Raymond van Barneveld Darts legend
Willem II
Willem Defoe (probably) Actor
Joe Calzaghe Boxer
Sophia Loren Actress
Romano Prodi Prime Minister

Frank Bruno Heavyweight Boxer and friend of 'Arry
Ayr United
Belle and Sebastian Indie Group

Billy Connelly The Big Yin
George Galloway Indefatigable Politician
John Higgins Snooker Loopster
Fran Healy Singer with Travis (You know - 'Why does it always bleeding rain on me ?')
Jim Kerr Simple Mind
Tony Roper Jamesie in Rab Nesbitt
Rod Stewart Ageing Uber-Haired Rocker
Dundee Utd
Zippy (from Rainbow) Large mouthed oval-headed puppet
Nicky Campbell Broadcaster
Dave Cicero Singer
Ronnie Corbett Small Comedian
Steven Hendry Snooker Legend
Andrew Oldcorn Golfer
Alex Salmond Scottish National Party Leader
Ken Stott Actor
Bill Barclay Singer / Comedian
Jack Docherty Comedian
Fish Rock Singer
Bernard Gallacher Golfer
John Leslie Tabloid boo-boy
Sandy Lyle Golfer
Shirley Manson Garbage Singer
Andy Murray Angry Tennis Player
The Proclaimers 80's popsters
Finley Quaye Musician
Ian Rankin Author
Dougray Scott Actor
Irvine Welsh Author
Raith Rovers
Gordon Brown Wannabee Prime Minister
Andy Cameron Comedian
Sean Connery Actor
Gordon Ramsay Potty-mouthed chef


Ok, so Real Madrid claiming to have King Abdullah of Jordan and Tom Cruise as supporters is possibly just behind Arsenal's Osama bin Laden / the Queen rumour, but only just. With Barca and Real dominating the country so much there appears to be a lot of celeb fans who support one of the big 2 plus their local team.

Atletico Madrid
Javier Castillejo Middleweight Boxing Champ
Carlos Checa Moto GP star
Marc Coma Motorcycling Champ
Alex Criville Moto GP Champ
Pedro de la Rosa Formula 1 Driver
Jose Luis Zapatero Prime Minister
RCD Espanol
Guillem Balague Revista de la Liga pundit
Pau Gasol Basketball Star
Antonio Banderas Actor
Miguel Angel Jimenez Moustachioed Golfer
Miguel Indurain Tour de France Winner
Real Madrid
King Abdullah of Jordan King
Antonio Banderas Actor
Usain Bolt Fastest man. Ever.
Tom Cruise Small Actor
Penelope Cruz Actress
Pedro Delgado Tour de France Winner
Placido Domingo Opera star
Luis Miguel Dominguin Bullfighter
Juan Carlos Ferrero Tennis Champ
Sergio Garcia Cheeky Golfer
Julio Iglesias Crooner
Viggo Mortensen Lord of the Rings actor
Rafael Nadal Tennis Player
Carlos Sainz World Rally Champ
Arantxa Sanchez-Vicario Jovial Tennis Player
Real Mallorca
Carlos Moya Tennis Player
Rafael Nadal Tennis Player
Real Oviedo
Fernando Alonso Formula 1 Champ
Real Sociedad
Jose Maria Olazabal Golfer
Real Zaragoza
Fermin Cacho 1500m Olympic Champ
Los del Rio Spanish Folk Music Duo
Juan Carlos Ferrero Tennis Champ