Study finds 46% of 16-24 year olds in the UK support at least two football teams

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You can’t support more than one football club, can you?

The thought of sharing allegiances between two or more teams is alien to many.

But it’s becoming a more popular trend among the younger generation who have no problems with following multiple clubs.

And there are even fans who simply follow a player instead of a club. So those who watched Real Madrid to see Cristiano Ronaldo in action turned to Juventus when he signed for them in 2018.

Real Madrid lost one million Twitter followers inside 24 hours of Ronaldo’s move to Juventus being announced, according to Tifo.

But this trend, it’s nothing more than few people being different, isn’t it?

Apparently not.

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COPA90 have discovered that 46% of 16-24 year olds in the UK support at least two football clubs.

That’s nearly half of all 16-24 year olds. The older generation will be miffed.

But that’s life as a modern day football fan. In addition, 27% support three or more teams.

Many people have a soft spot for their local club, which is understandable.

But the notion that young fans are moving away from being passionate about just one team is highlighted by the fact that 41% of 16-19 year olds support a La Liga club.

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Generation Z football fans see nothing wrong in supporting more than one team.

And Ronaldo’s move to Juventus emphasised the point that many are choosing to follow their favourite players instead of an entire club.

Juventus gained 4.7 million followers across their social media platforms in the two weeks following the Portuguese forward’s arrival.

A month later, that figure jumped to over 6 million.

Ronaldo is the reason for the increase. The five-time Ballon d’Or winner has fans all around the world and they will follow him wherever he goes.

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