Top 5 Ways To Become The Ultimate Football Team Supporter
There’s no denying it, football fans are among some of the most passionate sports fans in the world. No matter where in the world or which bit of the country you’re from, chances are that you’ll have a favourite football team that you’re willing to support ‘til the bitter end. There’s nothing like joining in with hundreds and thousands of fans to cheer on your favourite football team, win or lose the match.
Football fans are pretty infamous for their commitment to their chosen teams whether they’re at a local match or supporting their team on an international level, so we thought we’d take a look at some of the top ways that fans have shown that they’re the ultimate football team supporter – we’ll leave it up to you whether you want to take on that kind of commitment!
People get tattoos for all kinds of reasons, to remember a loved one, to carry a piece of their favourite artist with them always, and of course to show their commitment as fans of all kinds of different things from tv and film to music and, of course, sport.
It’s not uncommon therefore to find that a truly dedicated football fan will have the team logo or a similar tribute to their favourite team tattooed on them. From small features to huge pieces, football tattoos continue to be popular among lifelong team supporters.
While many football supporters will happily travel to the local pitch or stadium to support their favourite football team, the truly dedicated football fan is often seen to be forking out cash to follow their team all over the country and world to make sure they’re there to see the magic happen.
It’s not in everyone’s budget to catch every single football match, but we all know at least one football fan that’s more than willing to spend all of their spare money on plane & train fares and petrol to make sure they were in the crowd when it happened.
Choosing a baby name is a highly personal decision and many parents choose to name their children after people in the public eye that they admire. Some parents may choose musicians, some many choose actors, others name their children after their favourite football players – and some even name them after their favourite teams!
Footballs superfans tend to name their babies after the most popular and successful footballers at that time, for example the name Thierry peaked in 2004 when he was a top goalscorer for Europe, and in 2008 when United won the double the name Rio rapidly increased by around 355 baby names. For many football fans, there can be no greater way of showing their support than by honouring their favourite footballer by naming their child after them, even if it’s a middle name they’re dedicating.
Both footballers and their fans have been known to indulge in the superstitious side of life in order to ensure their success. Footballers take part in all kinds of superstitious activity in an attempt to guarantee their performance. Some will watch the same film before the match, others will make sure they sit in the same seat on the coach that takes them to the match, and others even have a pair of “lucky” underwear that they wear every time they play.
Football fans are no different, from asking a family member to leave the room to making sure they wear the same football shirt every time they attend or watch a match, it’s no secret that rituals have become a hugely superstitious part of being a football fan? Does it work? It’s not for us to say…
If you’re anything like us at Greaves, you prefer to keep your support fairly low key, or at least not as permanent as some of the team supporters mentioned above! From the smallest gestures come great results, and there’s nothing like the pride and community spirit of showing up to a game in the team colours, and with our collection of replica football shirts you can do just that.
With our collection of football replica shirts and kits, you can show your support whenever you turn up to a match or even if you’re just watching from home! Choose from both club team replica kits including Celtic, Real Madrid, Barcelona and Man United, and international team replica kits such as Argentina, Germany, Spain and Belgium.
Browse our full collection of football replica kits and shirts at Greaves and show that you’re the ultimate supporter at the next match!