Celebrity Soccer Fans

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Celebrity Soccer Fans

In the United States, where soccer is a niche sport, the stars come out when the big European soccer clubs come to Hollywood in the summer.

At the Rose Bowl recently, when Inter Milan played Chelsea, there were a host of celebrities wearing Inter and Chelsea jerseys and taking in what might be their first soccer match ever. It wasn’t like a Lakers game, but in attendance were the likes of Charlize Theron, Alyssa Milano, Will Ferrell, and Ashton Kutcher.

Are Charlize and Alyssa potential WAGS? Let’s hope so.

What a joy it must be though for professional soccer players to come to the United States and see such big crowds and movie stars dotting the stadium. Upwards of 65,000 showed up to see the Seattle Sounders play Chelsea and then close to 90,000 for the game in Los Angeles between Inter and Chelsea.

But who are some of the other celebrites who have become at least part-time soccer fans. Let’s take a look.

Sylvester Stallone (Stallone happened to be in one of the greatest soccer movies ever, Victory, where he played keeper.), Sir Paul McCartney (He said, "It is always lovely for me to go back to Liverpool and play for the home crowd. I am looking forward to that, it should be cool, even though I am in Everton fan officially. When it comes to the crunch, my dad was born in Everton.") – Everton

Spike Lee, Gavin Rossdale, Hornby, Dido, Johnny Rotten, Roger Waters, Andrew Ridgeley (the other guy from Wham!), Ray Davies, Colin Firth, Will Wheaton, Freddie Prinze Jr., Kevin Costner, Jackie and Joan Collins, Queen Elizabeth, Prince Harry, Fidel Castro, John Gotti, Michael Moore and Osama Bin Laden – Arsenal

Steve Nash, Salman Rushdie, Ray Liotta, Gabriel Garcia Marquez, Jude Law, the late Bob Marley, Donal Logue, Shania Twain, Baby Spice, Phil Collins – Tottenham Hotspurs

Michael Caine, Kevin Garnett, Paul Oakenfold, Steve Jones – Chelsea

Sporty Spice, Chris DeBurgh, Darren Clarke and Dr. Dre – Liverpool

Tony Blair, Sting and AC/DC singer Brian Johnson – Newcastle

Brad Pitt, David Gray – Manchester United

Tom Hanks, Ozzy Osbourne – Aston Villa

Noel & Liam Gallagher – Manchester City

Hugh Grant – Fulham

Elton John – Watford

Kobe Bryant – Inter Milan and LA Galaxy

Tom Cruise & Katie Holmes – LA Galaxy

Daniel Day Lewis – Millwall

P Diddy (Shawn Puffy Combs) – Manhester United & Everton

Mike Tyson – Argentina

Rod Stewart – Celtic

Snoop Dogg – Celtic, Barcelona, and Beckham and the Galaxy (Snoop’s reality show met up with Beckham)

Michael Jackson
– Exeter City Football Club

Alyson Hannigan
– How I Met Your Mother, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, and the American Pie movies and her husband, Alexis Denisof (of Angel) – England

Julio Iglesias – Real Madrid
 
Luciano Pavarotti
– Roma

Fatboy Slim – Brighton

Patrick Stewart – Huddersfield Town

Billy Bragg, Elijah Wood – West Ham

Martin Gore (Depeche Mode) – Arsenal

David Gahan (Depeche Mode) – Chelsea

Robert Smith (The Cure) – QPR

Tony Parker and Eva Longoria – French national team, Arsenal and Barcelona (whoever Thierry Henry plays for)

The Game (Jayceon Terrell Taylor) – Blackburn Rovers

Gemma Arterton – Charlton Athletic FC

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