It’s always intriguing to see what football clubs famous people, or so called ‘celebrities’, support. Today I’ll be looking at Manchester City and the list includes people from different professions. So here goes:
Noel Gallagher (musician/songwriter Oasis) – Gallagher doesn’t really need much introduction does he? Has always been the main songwriter for Oasis and contributed to their great success in Britain. Is an avid City fan and is often spotted in the corporate boxes at Eastlands. I reckon the club’s anthem, Blue Moon, is his kind of track…
Liam Gallagher (musician/songwriter Oasis) – see above! In addition to that, he and his brother would end up having massive fights. Liam’s love for Man City is clear and his true inspiration in life is said to come from his love of the football club.
Ricky Hatton (Boxer) – “The Hitman” is a Manchester lad and is a two-time IBF and IBO light welterweight champion. Hatton is a passionate supporter of City, where he has strong links with the club because his father and grandfather were both former players. Hatton once had a trial at City’s youth team, and uses the club’s song as his entrance music when boxing.
Bernard Manning (Comedian) – the stand-up comedian unfortunately passed away in 2007. His acts often had controversy attached to them and would talk about stereotypes. He was a life-long City supporter.
Nigel Bond (Snooker player) – Bond has been around the snooker scene for decades, and was once ranked as no.5 in the world but has only one tournament win to his name, whilst having made 93 centuries. He is said to be a keen follower of City.
Kevin Kennedy (Actor) – Kennedy, like many in this list, is another Manchester born person. Avid Coronation Street fans will know him to be the actor who plays Curly Watts, in between 1983-2003. He was the writer and producer of the film Spanish Capers and appeared in the Daz detergent advert. The 48-year-old has a long-running passion for City.
Eddie Large (Comedian) – the Scotsman is best known for his role as the partner in the double act Little and Large, with Syd Little. Seven years ago he underwent a heart transplant but fully recovered. He has also played cameo roles in dramas The Brief and Blackpool. Even though he was born in Scotland, he was raised in Manchester at an early age and is a long time fan of Man City.
Lee Dixon (Former footballer) – Having had a long and successful career with Arsenal, Dixon, who now works as a pundit on the BBC and mainly Match of the Day 2, has always stated his love for City and he was born in Manchester.
John Stapleton (television presenter) – the Oldham born Stapleton has appeared in Watchdog and Good Morning Britain and breakfast-TV followers will know him as the man on GMTV’s sofa. He is a dedicated Man City fan since a young age, and often went to Maine Road.
Steve Penk (radio and TV presenter) – Penk made a name for himself as a DJ on Capital Radio, Virgin and worked at Manchester’s Key 103. He also presented TV’s Naughtiest Blunders. Having worked in Manchester, he developed a passion for City and started supporting them.
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