Manchester United supporters are England’s Sexiest Football Fans, according to new research. Female followers of Fergie’s boys, who boast Corrie star Kym Ryder and telly presenter Zoe Ball among their number, were voted the country’s best looking by 1,500 male fans.
Second place in the poll were Chelsea fans, who include Sienna Miller, Danni Minogue and Isla Fisher – followed by the attractive followers of Liverpool.
Arsenal may be riding high at the top of the Premiership, but they could only manage fourth place, despite having singer Rachel Stevens and ex-Page 3 model Jo Guest as supporters.
The survey found over half of guys (53 per cent) spend time checking out how fit the girls at football matches are and two thirds of blokes reckon there’s something sexy about girls in footie shirts.
Carl Christensen, MD of www.thepeoplesclub.com, which commissioned the poll, said: “Football is changing. You see more and more girls at games these days. It’s like a fashion parade at times at Stamford Bridge, with some of the totty treating the stadium concourse like a catwalk.”
“The sexy style of football is having an influence on the make up of fans attending the games too. I believe that Manchester United’s free flowing football and Manchester City’s cavalier spirit is rubbing off on the female fans.”
Sexy female fans of struggling Newcastle United finished off the top five. Tottenham came sixth in the poll while Derby were at number seven. Eighth place went to West Ham United. Rampant romeo Sven Goran Eriksson’s Manchester City were voted in at number nine followed by Aston Villa at ten.
The survey also named Swansea City supporter Catherine Zeta Jones as the sexiest celebrity football fan, beating second placed TV presenter Cat Deeley, a West Bromwich Albion fan. Arsenal fan Rachel Stevens came third while actress and Everton supporter Jennifer Ellison is at four. Finishing off the top five is Titanic actress and Reading follower, Kate Winslet.
At the other end of the scale Crystal Palace supporter Jo Brand was named the ugliest celebrity supporter followed by Norwich City director, Delia Smith.
Carl, added: “Everyone would agree there is something about girls in footy shirts which is downright sexy – it is the beautiful game after all.”
England’s Sexiest Football Fans
- 1. Manchester United
- 2. Chelsea
- 3. Liverpool
- 4. Arsenal
- 5. Newcastle
- 6. Tottenham
- 7. Derby
- 8. West Ham
- 9. Man City
- 10. Aston Villa
- 11. Cardiff
- 12. Middlesbrough
- 13. Sunderland
- 14. Charlton
- 15. Everton
- 16. Blackpool
- 17. Birmingham
- 18. Coventry
- 19. Southampton
- 20. Leeds
Sexiest Celebrity Football Fans
- 1. Catherine Zeta Jones (Swansea City)
- 2. Cat Deeley (West Brom)
- 3. Rachel Stevens (Arsenal)
- 4. Jennifer Ellison (Everton)
- 5. Kate Winslet (Reading)
- 6. Kirsty Gallager (Liverpool)
- 7. Emma Bunton (Tottenham)
- 8. Lucy Pinder (Southampton)
- 9. Kim Marsh (Manchester United)
- 10. Helen Chamberlain (Torquay United)
Ugliest Football Fans
- 1. Jo Brand (Crystal Palace)
- 2. Delia Smith (Norwich)
- 3. Alison Moyet (Southend)
- 4. Kate Garraway (Gillingham)
- 5. Claire Sweeney (Everton)
- 6. Michelle Marsh (Oldham Athletic)
- 7. Gabby Logan (Leeds)
- 8. Emma B (Aston Villa)
- 9. Donna Air Newcastle)
- 10. Geri Halliwell (Watford)