India, being one of the most diverse country, has also one of the most diverse fan bases in the armour of its footballing culture.
With the recent development of football popularity in the country, it only has fueled the fan culture and is rapidly growing day after day.
Here we take a look on the famous football fan clubs in the circuit:
5. Mariners (Mohun Bagan)
The “national club of India” has some loyal fans and has a base which goes by the name- Mariners. This is one of the oldest football fan base in India and gives a tough competition to their arch rival fan base- East Bengal Ultras.
4. The Red Miners (Jamshedpur FC)
Though Jamshedpur FC is just 1 year old but it has set off a developing football culture in the beautiful city of Jamshedpur. Football has become a major sport in the city and with the excellent infrastructure provided by TFA, they are turning the tides on.
3. West Block Blues (Bengaluru FC)
One of the most successful teams in Indian football history has one of the most notable fan base i.e West Block Blues. They are characterized by their distinct chants and their aesthetic banners, slogans.
2. East Bengal Ultras (East Bengal FC)
East Bengal Ultras first made their appearance in an away game in 2013 at Bengalore. It was a group of few boys chanting slogans continuously for 90 Minutes which brought a revolution in Fans Culture in India and especially in Kolkata. The East Bengal Ultras, also known as The Bangal Brigade has come a long way since then. They started with smoke shows in the 2015 CFL Kolkata Derby which they won by 4-0. They made the right noise by their first big Tifo in the 2016 Kolkata Derby at the Salt Lake Stadium.
1. Manjappada (Kerala Blasters FC)
The Manjappada Fan Group are the largest and most active fan group for the Kerala Blasters and the Indian Super League overall. The group was founded in 2014 when the Blasters was formed with the purpose of having all the fans of the Kerala Blasters under one umbrella. Before every match, the group reaches the stadium early to setup tifos, banners, and balloons. They are undoubtedly one of the best in the business and is also the winner of Indian Sports Honour (best fans) award.