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Clarets Gain Support Around The World

2 December 2015

Football League Campaign Reveals Global Fan Base of the Clarets

Burnley fan Caroline Burnley from Nanaimo in Canada is one of 72 overseas supporters in with a chance of winning a trip to the UK to see the Clarets play, after being shortlisted to win The Football League’s ‘Stand Up & Be Counted’ campaign.

The overall winner from the 72 shortlisted fans will be announced on Saturday evening’s ‘Football On 5’ highlights programme on Channel 5 from 9pm, with that fan being given the incredible opportunity to fly over and watch us in action later this season.

The campaign asked overseas fans to register the team they support along with their country and city of residence, with the results then displayed on each club’s own map of the world at

A total of over 52,000 supporters from around the globe took part in the initiative, with at least one fan registered in all 247 of the different territories.

The country with the most fans registered was Australia, with a total of 8,667 fans standing up to be counted for their Football League club.

The results of the campaign showed that Burnley as a club boasted 1,344 overseas supporters, with the country with the most overseas Clarets fans being Australia.

As a prize for making the shortlist, Caroline, who lives 4,500 miles away from the club, will be offered one month’s free access to our Clarets playerHD service, which enables fans to listen to live match commentary of our games wherever they are in the world. CLICK HERE FOR DETAILS OF CLARETS PLAYER HD.

Commenting on the campaign, Shaun Harvey, Chief Executive of The Football League said: “Football League clubs have always been right at the heart of their local communities but it’s quite incredible that there are also fans of our clubs in every country in the world.  It’s great to see the level of passion there is for The Football League around the globe and we are delighted to offer the opportunity for fans abroad to come and see their team live as a reward for the support they show their respective clubs.”

To see the full rankings supporters can visit

Fans who missed out on being shortlisted for the prize to fly to the UK still don’t have to miss out on any of the action with our Clarets playerHD service offering live match commentary of every game.

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