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How Fulham’s average attendance this season compares to recent seasons

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Fulham have had a largely successful season under the management of Marco Silva this year, which has seen them regain promotion to the Premier League at the first time of asking. 

The Cottagers have already had their promotion back to the top flight confirmed with 87 points at the top of the league, and they will be hoping to break the 90 points barrier in their final three games of the season.

Not only have they picked up points but their top scorer Aleksandar Mitrovic has scored 41 goals this season making them an unbeatable force in front of goal.

With it being the first season fans have been back allowed into stadiums alongside their success on the pitch, Fulham have had an average attendance of 16,776 this season with Craven Cottage having a capacity of 25,700.

Their average attendance this season unsurprisingly is much higher than last season’s average attendance of 235 given the restrictions imposed by Covid-19.

However, in comparison to the 2019/20 season where Fulham were in the Championship, this season’s attendances have been higher with the average in that season 15,137.

That being said, it is clear that being in the top flight of football has a big impact on the attendances at Craven Cottage.

The last time they were in the Premier League, prior to the pandemic was in the 2018/19 season where their average number of supporters was 24,371 therefore significantly higher to what the attendances they get in the Championship.

Furthermore, looking at the number of spectators in the Premier League they saw 463,051 whilst this year they have had 352,289 so far.

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Interestingly though, their attendances this season have not been as high as they have previously experienced in the Championship.

In the 2017/18 season they averaged 19,896 whilst they averaged 19,199 in the 2016/17 season.

This could be an impact of the pandemic but it could also suggest that fans are starting to get tired of the yo-yo between the Premier League and the Championship.

However, there is no doubt that Fulham will see their attendances rise significantly next season as they return to the Premier League.

They key for the Cottagers now is to secure their place in the top flight as this will help them keep attendances higher.


Passionate football fan supporting Barnet FC and Newcastle United. Currently studying a masters at UCFB alongside writing for Football League World.

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