Liverpool edges Man U for Thai football fans: poll

Liverpool is most the popular team in the English Premier League for Thai football fans, followed closely behind by Manchester United, according to a survey by the National Institute of Development Administration, or Nida Poll.

The poll was conducted on July 18-21 by telephone interviews with 2,500 people aged 15 and above of various levels of education, occupations and incomes throughout the country.

Asked whether they follow English Premier League football matches, a majority of respondents – 68.84% – said “no” while 31.16% said “yes”.

Of the 779 respondents who said “yes”, 82.67% watch the games occasionally and 17.33% said they are regular followers.

When asked to name their favourite team in the 2022-2023 season, the answers were:

31.32% Liverpool;
30.42% Manchester United;
9.37% Chelsea;
3.85% Arsenal;
2.95% Manchester City;
2.82% Leicester City;
1.16% Fulham;
2.83% combined named Wolverhampton Wanderers, West Ham United; Tottenham Hotspur, Nottingham Forest, New Castle United, Leeds United, Southampton, Brentford and Aston Villa.

The rest, 15.28%, did not favour any particular team.