Rangers alongside Real and Man Utd as Europe’s top-supported club

Rangers alongside Real and Man Utd as Europe’s top-supported club
Rangers fans await kick off ahead of the UEFA Europa League Semi-final, second leg football match between Rangers and RB Leipzig at the Ibrox Stadium, in Glasgow, on May 5, 2022. (Photo by Oli SCARFF / AFP) (Photo by OLI SCARFF/AFP via Getty Images)

Rangers are officially the 18th-highest supported club in Europe after UEFA figures officially confirmed gate receipts for the financial year of 22/23 had the Ibrox giants among the top 20 in Europe, with Old Firm rivals Celtic one behind in 19th, despite having a stadium 10,000 bigger in capacity.

With a figure of €1.8M per home game, Rangers came comfortably into the top 20, boasting an overall gate revenue of €50M for that financial year, up €2M from the previous year, which shows continued growth.

Naturally, the boost of the big Champions League matches in 2022 didn’t hurt much, with all the huge revenue of the 3 home matches in the competition, but given ‘them lot’ have a 10k advantage at home, the fact they’re a place behind Rangers tells you just how well-supported Rangers actually are.

The irony here is that these revenue rates are measured from Giovanni van Bronckhorst through till Michael Beale, so even when ‘things aren’t going so well’ Rangers supporters keep on buying the tickets and supporting the team.

At the top of this list was Barca, while PSG came in second and Spurs third, while Real and Man Utd were fractionally further down, with, strangely, no sign of historically one of Europe’s best-supported sides in Dortmund.

But our concerns are Rangers, and the 18th place for the Famous, when we have a stadium at 50,000 is incredibly impressive.

It shows the commitment and loyalty of the fans that ‘we will follow on’ no matter what, with not even the dark days of 2012 ruining the fanbase’s prolific attendances.

And that is what this is.

Rangers, officially, are Europe’s 18th best-attended club when revenue and crowd is factored in jointly.

That’s a good foundation, because without the supporters, the club is nothing.

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