What keeps English football so popular?

Since it formulated the game some 140 years ago, English football has always maintained world-wide interest. But with the growth of so many other great competitions, what keeps it popular today? According to the inaugural Barclays Premiership Global Fans Report 2005, top flight English football is the most popular in the world "because of its players, goals and style of football"

Published by Barclays PLC the report analyses the opinions of over 26,000 fans from 170 different countries, in 12 different languages and provides marketing insights into a global community of football fans who absorb the 1,000 hours of English Premier League action seen in 517 million homes around the world every week.

League Appeal: Players (52%), goals (47%) and style of football (31%) were voted by global fans as the most appealing aspects of top flight English football. Italian and Portuguese fans bucked the trend, they voted 'atmosphere' as the most attractive part of the EPL (67% and 57% respectively). Nearly half of the respondents from Brazil (46%) revealed that they followed the EPL because of the style of football.

Fan Behaviour: Nearly half the fans surveyed owned an EPL club shirt or item of clothing (48%), videos of club highlights were the second most popular football related purchase (32%). The global fan predominately keeps up to date with all the action on TV for an average of 106 minutes each week. This is followed by the internet (83 mins per week) and newspapers (45 mins per week). Fans in Australia spend the most time playing football (51 minutes per week) whilst fans in Pakistan spend the most time watching football on TV (124 minutes per week)

Clubs: Manchester United has the biggest overall global fan base (25%) and Old Trafford was voted the greatest football stadium in the world (22%).


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Motto of different country FIFA2006 world cup team
1.We are football >Germany<
2.orange on the road to gold Netherlands
3.Liberte,Egalite,Jules Rimet >France<
4.Never-ending legend,united Korea
5.2006,It's Swiss o'clock
6.A passion to win and a thirst to succeed
7.angola lead the way,our team is our people
8.get up,argentina are on the move
9.australia's socceroos-bound for glory
10.vehicle monitored by 180 million brazilian heart
11.our army is the team,our weapon is the ball,let's get to germany and give it our all Costarica
12.ecuador my life,football my passion,the cup my goal
13.come on the elephants!win the cup in style
14.one nation,one trophy,eleven lions ENGLAND
15.go black stars,the stars of our world > Ghana<
16.stars of Persia
17.blue pride,italy in our hearts
18.light up your samurai spirit Japan
19.to the finals with fire in our hearts "> Croatia<
20.aztec passion across the world
21.from the heart of america...this is the guarani spirit
22.white and red,dangerous and brave >Poland<
23.with a flag in the window and a nation on the pitch,forca Portugal
24.the green hawks cannot be stopped > Saudi Arabia<
25.fight!show spirit!come on!you have the support of everyone >Sweden<
26.for the love of the game
27.spain,one country,one goal
28 with our support,ukraine cannot fail to win
29.here come the soca warriors-the fighting spirit of the Caribbean
30.belief and a lion's strength,for victory and our fans > Czech<
31.the carthage eagles...higher and stronger than ever
32.united we play,united we win>UNITED STATE<

Dr Han (Super football fans) fromwww.fifaworldcup-yahoo.co.uk
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