Premier League teams’ most famous fans from Mia Khalifa to Prince Charles

By | 15th January 2019

EX-PORN STAR Mia Khalifa created a shock when she appeared in the tunnel for West Ham United’s clash with Arsenal on Saturday.

The former adult actress – who revealed last year she was a keen West Ham fan – was ogled by Hammers star Lucas Perez before the East Londoners’s 1-0 win over Arsenal.

Mai Khalifa shows her support for West Ham

And the avid Hammers fan brought her favourite club luck as they ran out 1-0 winners over the Gunners thanks to Declan Rice’s first goal for the club.

Lebanese-born beauty Mia, who quit porn in 2015 and has since become a sports pundit, spent last week in London to work on a new Premier League project.

The Hammers have a number of famous fans across the globe, including Kiera Knightley, Russell Brand and Ray Winstone.

But they are not the only club to have celebrity fans.

We run through the top names who love cheering on Premier League clubs.

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Arsenal – Jay Z

Rap artist Jay Z is a Gooner

The Empire State of Mind rapper is an avid Gooner, sometimes going to games with pal Chris Martin.

He owes his love for the Arsenal to Thierry Henry.

Jay Z told Arsenal magazine: “When Thierry Henry was at the club I saw him play and I just thought he was an amazing player.

“Ever since then I have been a big fan of the club, following you guys, and still today you play the beautiful football that Thierry did.”

Bournemouth – Seth Rogen

Seth Rogen – Actor

Funnyman Seth Rogen has caught the football bug.

The Superbad star is a fan of Bournemouth, albeit by default.

He was asked to pick out a team from a bag of 92 clubs during an interview with Soccer AM.

He drew Bournemouth, declaring: “I have heard they’re awesome.”

Brighton and Hove Albion – Fatboy Slim

Funk soul brother Fat Boy Slim, real name Norman Cook, is a Brighton fan

Originally a self-confessed Crystal Palace fan after growing up in Reigate, Surrey – Fatboy Slim defected to fierce rivals Brighton after he moved there to go to college.

He was turned on to the Seagulls by some mates who took him to a game after he was dumped by his first wife to cheer him up.

He’s been hooked ever since.

Burnley – Prince Charles

Prince Charles, Prince of Wales supports the Clarets

One does support Sean Dyche’s men.

Prince Charles confirmed he was a Burnley fan in 2012. Through his various charities, which help regenerate the area, he holds the city close to his heart.

They responded by giving him a complimentary VIP season ticket.

Cardiff City – Shakin’ Stevens

Shakin’ Stevens follows Cardiff City

The singer grew up in Ely, Cardiff and has followed the Bluebirds all his life.

Back in 2015, Stevens performed a reworking of his famous hit, Merry Christmas Everyone at the stadium before a match against Brentford.

One of his brothers, Jimmy was even asked to trial at the club in the late 1940s.

Crystal Palace – Bill Nighy

Love Actually actor Bill Nighy is an Eagle

Thesp Bill Nighy has been a supporter of Crystal Palace since he was a boy, attending games as often as he can.

The Love Actually star is also a patron of the Crystal Palace Supporters Children’s Charity, recently dropping into their Christmas party with the likes of Roy Hodgson and Andros Townsend to visit kids with various conditions who need special help.

Chelsea – Will Ferrell

Anchorman’s Will Ferrell poses alongside hero John Terry

Now a respected owner of his own club, Los Angeles FC, Ferrell’s Blues love-in has died down a little.

But there was a time when he would appear on chat shows or in public wearing a Chelsea jersey and declaring his love for the West London outfit.

Ferrell was spotted at a game in Stamford Bridge back in 2017, when Chelsea beat Arsenal 3-1.

Everton – Sylvester Stallone

Sylvester Stallone filmed at Goodison Park

Rocky star has been mad about the Toffees since 2007.

He supports Everton because he’s friends with club director Robert Earl, who was the founder of the Sly-backed Planet Hollywood chain of restaurants.

Goodison Park was used as the setting in the Creed movie, which also featured Tony Bellew, while Sly himself has admitted his regret about not buying Everton in the past.

His first love, however, remains the Philadelphia Eagles NFL team.

Fulham – Hugh Grant

Hugh Grant will be praying Fulham beat the drop this season

Four Weddings and a Funeral star Hugh Grant once worked as a groundsman at Craven Cottage and has followed the club all his life.

He was spotted cheering on his beloved Cottagers during their infamous Europa League run, even making the trip to Hamburg for the final.

Last season he trolled Tom Hanks, an Aston Villa fan, after Fulham’s playoff final win.

Huddersfield Town – Patrick Stewart

Star Trek’s Sir Patrick Stewart boldy supports the Terriers

No one appeared happier than Sir Patrick Stewart when Huddersfield Town managed to save themselves from relegation last season.

The Star Trek actor was born in West Yorkshire, so he decided to support his local club, even though he was nearly tempted by Leeds.

However, it was Huddersfield rich history in the 1920s under Herbert Chapman that swung it.


Leicester City – Gary Lineker

Gary Lineker stripped off for Leicester City

He’s from Leicester, played for them and has never forgotten his love for the Foxes.

Lineker took extra delight in their 2016 Premier League title win, fulfilling a bet the following season by stripping off to present Match of the Day.

Recently, Newport County fans couldn’t help but troll the former England striker outside the TV studio after their shock FA Cup third round win over Claude Puel’s men.

Liverpool – Liam Neeson

Liam Neeson is loving life at the moment being a Liverpool fan

He’s got a particular set of skills, and one of them is supporting Liverpool.

Hollywood star Neeson even took in a game at Craven Cottage in 2009, cheering on the Reds to victory.

One of his idols, Steven Gerrard, also made a move to Hollywood to LA Galaxy, which the Taken star wasn’t too happy about at the time.

He urged then-manager Brendan Rogers to give Gerrard two more years at the club before the movie in an interview with the Independent.

Manchester City – Noel Gallagher

Noel Gallagher and Pep Guardiola have a mutual respect

Don’t Look Back in Anger singer Noel Gallagher is probably City’s most famous supporter, although his brother Liam might have something to say about that.

The ex-Oasis star regularly appears on talkSPORT, Soccer AM and even the BBC to share his love for his boyhood club.

And he once interviewed Mario Balotelli in one of Football Focus’s most bizarre moments.

He appeared on Sky Sports in December 2017 as City beat rivals United at Old Trafford.

Manchester United – Justin Timberlake

Justin Timberlake has love for the Red Devils

It’s not just Ole Gunnar Solskjaer who is bringing SexyBack to Old Trafford.

That’s because singer Justin Timberlake is a Manchester United fan, but his loyalties are questionable after his last tour.

First, he posed a picture with Red Devils rival Sergio Aguero, and then his entourage were spied loading United and City carrier bags into a car when he stayed at the Lowry hotel.

Newcastle United – Sting

Geordie Sting will be hurting at the moment being a Newcastle fan

A lifelong Newcastle fan, hailing from Wallsend, Sting has always been vocal about his love for the North-East club.

The singer, real name Gordon Sumner, even wrote Black and White Army (Bringing The Pride Back Home) for the 2008 FA Cup final song.

And he’s a fan of Rafa Benitez, waxing lyrical about the Spanish boss last year on Football Focus.

Southampton – Craig David

Craig David has made no secret of his love for the Saints

Born and raised in Southampton, singer Craig David attended his first game when he was just 11.

The superfan even had his matchday programme signed by Saints legend Matt Le Tissier in a game against Arsenal.

The Brit Award-nominated star told SunSport that Le Tiss was his favourite ever player, who could rival Lionel Messi on his day.

Tottenham Hotspur – JK Rowling

Harry Potter creator J.K. Rowling is a casual Spurs fan

Although, West Ham briefly appear in two Harry Potter books (Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone and Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire), Rowling says she’s a Tottenham fan.

However, when once pushed about her love for Mauricio Pochettino’s men, she declared she was only a casual fan.

Watford – Elton John

Rocket Man Sir Elton John is one of football’s most famous celebrity supporters

Former Watford owner Sir Elton John has never waned on his love for the Hornets, through thick and thin.

Last season he took husband David Furnish and their two sons, Elijah and Zachary to watch the Londoners in a match-up against Man City.

Unfortunately, it ended in a 6-0 rout.

But he had more luck when he visited Vicarage Road earlier this season in a 1-0 win against Spurs.

West Ham United – James Corden

James Corden is a one of a number of celebrity Hammers fans

Russell Brand, Ray Winstone, Danny Dyer and even Lennox Lewis are celebrity West Ham fans.

But Corden, perhaps, trumps them all as a regular attender of games, most recently at the London Stadium for the Hammers’ game against Watford during the Christmas period.

And he’s even not been afraid to speak his mind about his club, once calling out David Gold on Twitter for his stance on young players breaking into the West Ham team.

Corden’s profile could hardly be higher now, hosting the American late-night programme The Late Late Show and his viral Carpool Karaoke videos have been a viral success on YouTube.

Wolverhampton Wanderers – Mark Hamill

Mark Hamill, better known as Luke Skywalker, is a Wolves fan

The force is strong with Wolves this season, and it might just be because they’re followed by Luke Skywalker himself!

But it was purely accidental that actor Mark Hamill ended up supporting Wolverhampton Wanderers.

Thanks to a mishap on Twitter where he liked a post about the Midlands club, he had no choice but to continue supporting them.

When asked by a Wolves fancast if he was a fan, he replied: “I am now… All because I ‘liked’ a tweet from a #Wolves fan & they made me feel family. Very nice!”

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