Which NFL team has the most fans? Top NFL teams with the most number of fans

NFL team with most fans across the globe
NFL team with most fans across the globe

For Americans, the NFL is more than just a sport; it is a long-standing tradition that extends both inside and beyond American territory. Fans demonstrate their passion and excitement at every level—from high school through the NCAA to the National Football League.

Even though the NFL is played in the United States, fans worldwide pay great attention to its events. Yet, have you ever wondered which teams have the most supporters?

Out of the 32 NFL teams that represent 22 different states in the United States, the Dallas Cowboys are the current league champions and have the most fans, followed by the New England Patriots, who have won six Super Bowls.

Dallas Cowboys have the most fans in the NFL

With a history of 190 straight sold-out regular-season and postseason games (home and away), the proud Texas squad plays its home games at the AT&T Stadium, where fans pack the stands game after game.

The Cowboys are supported by 8.5 million fans overall and have the most popular Facebook page among NFL teams.

The five-time Super Bowl champion NFC East team broke the record for the most valuable sports team in 2015 when they became the first team to be valued at $4 billion. They surpassed their previous mark a few years later and climbed to the $5 billion rung.

According to Wikipedia, they were also the first American club to earn $620 million, ranking as the most valuable NFL team for the 12th consecutive year on Forbes' list.

The Cowboys, referred to as "America's Team," have given their ardent supporters an excellent reason to stick with them because they have consistently performed. They have made it to the Super Bowl eight times, winning five. They are the only NFL team to have 20 straight seasons of victories (1966–1985), during which they missed the playoffs only twice, in 1974 and 1984.

Top 5 NFL teams in terms of fan base other than the Dallas Cowboys

#5. San Francisco 49ers

The San Francisco 49ers were founded in 1944. The 49ers compete in the NFC West division. They host their games at Levi's Stadium.

There is no denying that the 49ers have a sizable fan base and following, given their accomplishments and titles. The 49ers have a fan base of about four million, placing them fifth on the list of NFL teams with the most fans.

The team has set and won numerous records over the years, including the most games won in a season (18), the most field goals made in a season (44), the most consecutive away wins (18), the most Super Bowl points (55), the most Super Bowl touchdowns (8), the most consecutive games scored (from 1979 to 2004), the most field goals made in a season (44), the most points scored in a single postseason (126) and many others.

#4. Denver Broncos

The Broncos' 10-year tenure in the AFL and their first seven seasons in the NFL weren't particularly successful. After the 1975 season, their success started to fade. The team has since amassed several championships to its credit. The group has triumphed in three Super Bowls and eight AFC titles.

The Denver Broncos fan base has been devoted and supportive even if they aren't the league's best club. The Broncos are fourth on the list today, with 4.1 million fans.

#3. Green Bay Packers

The third-oldest American football team in the league is the Green Bay Packers. The franchise was founded in 1919 and entered the NFL that same year. The Vince Lombardi Trophy is named after Vince Lombardi, the Packers coach during the 1960s.

There have been 13 titles won by the Green Bay Packers overall. In NFL history, no franchise has won more championships. The Packers were the only NFL team to defeat the AFL before the AFL-NFL merger.

The storied Lambeau Field serves as their home field. The number of fans and followers has reached 5.2 million, placing them third on the list.

#2. Pittsburgh Steelers

The AFC North franchise is one of the most successful NFL teams. It was founded in 1933.

It has the same number of Super Bowl victories as the New England Patriots (6). The Steelers have also played in 16 AFC Championship games, hosted 11 as many conference title games, and won eight AFC championships.

The Steelers are well-known around the world and enjoy a great deal of affection and support. The Steelers Nation is the name of their fan base. Over 6.3 million people worldwide follow the Steelers, including people in South America, Europe, and Mexico.

#1. New England Patriots

The New England Patriots are first on the list. Along with their five triumphs, the New England Patriots also hold the record for the most Super Bowl victories (six), losses (five), and appearances (11).

The Patriots also hold records for the greatest winning streak in both the regular season and the playoffs, the most consecutive winning seasons (19 from 2001 to 2019), and the number of postseason victories (37). The team also holds additional titles exclusively for themselves.

Without question, they have a sizable fan base, given all of their accomplishments. The Patriots have a seven-million-strong fan base.

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Edited by Piyush Bisht
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