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Top 15 Best Supported Soccer Teams Outside Europe

Due to the incredible amount of worldwide television coverage, the vast majority of the best supported soccer teams reside in Europe. The likes of Real Madrid, Barcelona and Manchester United all claim to have in excess of 300 million worldwide supporters, a figure that would be difficult for any team outside of Europe to match, and would take some time and a serious world soccer power-shift for anyone to do so.

Supporters and fanbases are rarely created over night, and boil down to a number of things. A highly-populous catchment area in a region with a passion for the support is obviously key, as is success, soccer teams tend to garner far greater levels of support after a prolonged or sustained period of success, one need only look at a club like Chelsea, whose support outside of London would have been a fraction of what it is today before Roman Abromovic's millions and their highly successful last decade.

South America is generally considered as the only powerhouse continent outside of Europe, and it is no surprise too see a number of clubs from the region make this list. There is also the presence of some emerging soccer nations on the list, such as India, China, and arguably the U.S. Worldwide fanbases can be tricky to measure; one ought to take into account things like attendances, social media presence and engagement, shirt sales, and a number of other factors in order to have an accurate gauge. Here are the top 15 best supported soccer teams outside of Europe:

15 Zamalek SC

via nilesports.com

14 Raja Casablanca 

via malaysiaedtions.net

13 Corinthians

via forbes.com

12 Al Ittihad

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11 Guangzhou Evergrande

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10 Kerala Blasters

via india.com

9 Flamengo

via brazilfooty.com

8 Seattle Sounders

Jennifer Buchanan-USA TODAY Sports

7 Beijing Guoan FC

via wildeastfootball.net

6 River Plate

via tangol.com

5 Urawa Red Diamonds

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4 Persepolis FC

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3 Boca Juniors

via tiempo.hn

2 Al-Ahly

via wn.com

1 Club America

Eric Bolte-USA TODAY Sports

Club America are estimated to have almost half of the population of Mexico supporting them, giving them a domestic support in excess of 50 million. Reports also suggest that Club America are the third most popular soccer team in Asia, giving them vast domestic and foreign support. Mexico's most successful club, America play their home games at the historic 104,000 capacity Azteca Stadium. As well as being by far the best supported club in Mexico, they are also by far the most hated club in the country, with almost all those who do not support them harboring considerable dislike for the club.

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