The 12th Man

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All footballers love to perform in front of their fans. Everybody knows that a passionate, noisy crowd can transform the atmosphere and with it a team’s performance.

We see this week in week out from the San Siro to St. James Park as fans try to roar their teams onto victory and keep their heroes running for the full 90 minutes.  Whilst the Camp Nou is famed for its supporters and electric atmosphere, other smaller grounds can prove just as intimidating. Places where the fans make it an atmosphere that the home team love to play in and away teams fear.

Fans always give 100% and that’s why it’s no surprise they are called the 12th man. In fact Bayern Munich, FC Red Star and Fenerbahçe S.K. have gone a step further and retired the number 12 shirt in honour of their loyal band of supporters - and who can blame them!

It doesn't have to be the biggest stadium, but we want to know which ground you think has the best atmosphere in the world!

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