• The highest average football match attendance in the 21st century is between 70,000 and 80,000, a vast difference from the six-figure crowds of the past.
  • Friendly matches can still draw in huge crowds, with Manchester United's match against Real Madrid in 2014 attracting over 109,000 spectators.
  • The 1950 World Cup in Brazil holds the record for the most-attended football matches, with over 170,000 fans watching the final between Brazil and Uruguay.