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:
30.42% Manchester United;
2.95% Manchester City;
2.82% Leicester City;
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.