Leicester City’s most famous fans ranked by social media following - including musicians and TV stars
A look at some of the most famous Leicester City fans and how their Twitter followers compare.
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Leicester City have their fair share of famous fans, and the list is likely to grow as a consequence of that iconic title win.
It has been a difficult season for the Foxes, who may well be relegated from the Premier League after the final weekend of action. Dean Smith’s men did manage a draw against Newcastle United on Monday night, but that only has a marginal benefit. The Foxes will need to win on the final day against West Ham United and hope Everton draw or lose. Any other scenario will see them drop into the Championship.
In the meantime, we have taken a look at 10 famous City fans and how they compare based on their Twitter followers. Take a look below as we count up:
Rendall Munroe - 12,100 Twitter followers
Munroe is a retired super bantamweight boxer who grew up - and still lives - in Leicester. During his career, he was a European and Commonwealth champion, hanging up his gloves with a 28-1-5 record, achieving 11 wins by knockout. Although he later returned, Munroe held his retirement press conference at the King Power Stadium and remains a Foxes fan. He now trains boxers in Leicester.
Engelbert Humperdinck - 12,300 Twitter followers
The ‘Release Me’ singer passed away in 2021, but he was known for a number of hit songs, making his breakthrough in 1967. He moved to Leicester as a 10-year-old and became a Foxes fan along the way. Humperdinck was initially a saxaphone player, beginning his singing career in his late teens. He made his name with ‘Release Me’ in 1967 and went on to record a number of hit songs, including ‘A Man without Love’ which featured in Marvel’s Moon Knight series after his death. He was a much-loved figure in Leicestershire.
Mark Morrison - 37,300 Twitter followers
Morrison is an R&B singer who is best known for ‘Return of the Mack’ in 1996, The song has been remixed and covered numerous times over the years. Morrison’s debut album sold more than 3 million copies. The singer had legal troubles along the way, but he actually ran for Mayor of Leicester in 2022. He remains a Foxes fan.
Manish Bhasin - 52,600 Twitter followers
Bhasin is a sports journalist and presenter who made his breakthrough on the BBC’s Football Focus and the Football League Show. He occasionally presents Match of the Day 2 and live BBC fixtures, but he also presents BBC News on their dedicated news channel. Bhasin is a big football fan and indeed a Foxes fan.
Martine Croxall - 56,500 Twitter followers
On to another BBC presenter: Croxall started her career with BBC Radio Leicester and has since gone on to present a wide variety of the BBC’s news programmes, both on BBC One and on the News channel. It was recently announced that the Leicester-born presenter would be moving on from the network. She has also featured on Celebrity Masterchef.
Arlo White - 65,400 Twitter followers
White is famous for his wide-ranging commentary duties. He is Leicestershire-born and a Foxes fan. White features on Ted Lasso, but he is known for his Premier League commentary on NBC Sports, while also providing commentary for Major League Soccer clubs Seattle Sounders and Chicago Fire. White also commentates on golf and American Football, among other sports.
Mark Selby - 166,000 Twitter followers
Selby hails from Leicester and has often been pictured with City flags. The snooker star has been number one multiple times and remains among the best in the sport. He has won the Snooker World Championship, UK Championship and a number of other events. In 2015, Selby actually won the World Championship on the same day as the Foxes celebrated their Premier League win with an open-top bus parade.
Sam Bailey - 316,000 Twitter followers
Bailey won X Factor in 201. She is from Leicester and she still lives in the county. She is a fan of the Foxes, like many in the area. Bailey has released a number of songs and has featured in stage musicals, including Beauty and the Beast in 2022 and Chicago back in 2016.
Serge Pizzorno - 354,900 Twitter followers (Kasabian)
Technically, those followers belong to Kasabian as a band, but Serge Pizzorno is the frontman for the famed indie rock back, and it’s no secret he is a huge Leicester fan. As his name suggests, Pizzorno has Italian heritage, but he grew up in Leicester despite being born in Devon. He is a huge Foxes fan, and due to his heritage, he is also a fan of Italian club Genoa.
Gary Lineker - 8.9m Twitter followers
The Match of the Day and La Liga presenter is a City legend from his playing days, and he remains a huge Foxes fan. He famously appeared on Match of the Day in underwear after the Foxes won the Premier League title after making a bet. Lineker is a fans’ favourite, and given he is one of the most famous sports presenters in the country - while also being a political commentator at times - it’s no surprise he leads the way with his followers, and by some way.