Southampton's famous fans

Southampton might not be one of the most famous club in Europe or England, nor is it the most supported of the clubs. But It boasts one of the finest youth academies in the world beating the likes of almost all the biggest clubs in the world. It has churned out fine talents like Gareth Bale, Theo Walcott, Alex Oxlade-Chamberlainand recent heroes like Adam Lallana and Luke Shaw.Southampton will always be known for the importance it gives for its youth. Its a pity that these fine lads go on to become big names in some other clubs.The club is a bit thin on its celebrity supporters list, but it is not very far behind.Here are some of its celebrity supporters.

#5 Iwan Thomas

Iwan Gwyn Thomas is a sprinter who represented Great Britain and Northern Ireland at the Olympic Games in the 400m and Wales at the Commonwealth Games.

He lives in Southamption and in 2010 he became an ambassador for The Saints Foundation, the charity set up by Southampton FC.

#4 Gavyn Davies

Gavyn Davies, is a former Goldman Sachs partner and multi-millionaire who was the chairman of the BBC from 2001 until 2004. He was born in Southampton and is a big fan.

How about investing some money at the club to keep and buy some good players, Mr. Davies?

#3 Lucy Pinder

Lucy Pinder would definitely come under the Saints’ hottest fans category.

She is an English model who has also made some television appearances. She is a big Saints fan and is also an ambassador for Kick 4 Life, a charity that uses football to fight poverty and disease in developing countries.

Pretty impressive.

#2 Craig David

Craig Ashley David is an English singer-songwriter who rose to fame in 1999 featuring on the single "Re-Rewind".

He was born in Southampton and is an avid fan. He once claimed that, “Matt Le Tissier could have been as good as Lionel Messi if he was given a fair crack playing for England”.

Pretty remarkable claim, eh?

#1 Will Champion

He is the drummer of the world famous band Coldplay. You might never have noticed him but he is a hardcore Saints fan.

He was born and brought up in Southampton and is a season ticket holder.

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