There are a number of famous fans of Everton. They are one of the oldest clubs in England, and have had sustained periods of success ever since their origin. The fan base is loyal, following their team from the highs of the 1980s to the lows of when they hired Big Sam for some reason.
Some of the most famous people in the world are supporters of Everton. Here I will list five of the most famous fans that you may not have know supported the Toffees.
A number of famous footballers are known to support the club. For example, Jamie Carragher was a boyhood Everton fan, although now supports Liverpool after spending his whole career there. Brighton’s Adam Lallana is also a Liverpool fan, as are many other players.
Here are the top five famous famous you may not have known supported Everton FC. All the names on this list are giants in their field, and could be one of the best lists of famous fans we’ve compiled on this site.
Famous Everton Fans
Sir Paul McCartney
Despite being a self-admitted casual watcher of football, Sir Paul McCartney was a fan of Everton all the way to his childhood. The Beatles singer has, in recent times however, pledged allegiances to both Everton and Liverpool, which was more common when he was young.
McCartney claims he used to travel to Goodison Park as a child. He would go to watch Everton with his two uncles, Harry and Ron. By the time the glory years of Everton in the 1980s came around, however, he was mostly uninterested with football.
I went occasionally to watch football. My family team was Everton and I went to Goodison Park a couple of times with my uncles Harry and Ron. They were nice memories for me, but I wasn’t that keen on football.Paul McCartney on supporting the Blues
Despite being a huge Hollywood star for nearly 50 years, Sylvester Stallone is a big fan of Everton. Stallone has not been a life long fan of the team, or football. However, he was introduced to the sport, and Everton, in 2007 by his friend, director Robert Earl.
Since that day, Stallone has been a huge fan of the club. He says he regrets not buying the club, adding that he could no longer afford to own Everton, the way football has changed.
He even included Everton and it’s stadium in one of his movies. Fellow Everton supporter Tony Bellew starred as the antagonist in the first Creed movie. Bellew’s character fights the son of Apollo Creed, played by Michael B. Jordan, in a bout that takes place at Goodison Park.
If I knew what I know now I’d have snapped it up. That was when football clubs were affordable but now it’s a billionaire’s gameSylvester Stallone, on failing to purchase Everton in 2007
Despite failing to seal the deal to sign the Toffees, Sylvester Stallone remains one of the most famous Everton fans.
As previously mentioned, Tony Bellew is one of the most famous and outspoken Everton fans.
He has had multiple fights taken place at Goodison Park, the home of Everton. He has worn the Everton club badge on his fight shorts many times, and even walks to the ring with the song “Zed Cars“. That is the song that Everton players walk out to before every game, showing his love for the club even more.
Tony Bellew has featured on football shows and YouTube channels, talking to the likes of Jamie Carragher and Gary Neville regularly about Everton and the state of football. His profile has dropped since his retirement from boxing, but still remains one of the biggest famous fans of Everton.
Stars of the Rocky series are just obsessed with Everton! Dolph Lungren is the third famous Everton fan to star in the Rocky films on this list.
Lungren is most famous for his role as Ivan Drago in Rocky IV. He plays the evil Russian boxer, despite the actor himself being from Sweden.
Lungren has been a fan of Everton since he was a young man in Sweden. He supported Liverpool’s rivals as a boy, which is surprising due to Liverpool’s popularity in Scandanavia.
“Everton were my team back in the day – this was a long time ago in the late 1970s when I lived in Sweden and before I moved to the United States aged 17.” Said the Swede, who used to play in goal for his local side.
Dame Judi Dench
From Rocky to James Bond, a whole host of actors are big fans of Everton. The former “M”, Dame Judi Dench is no different, having been a fan of the blues for a number of years.
She gained her love of Everton from her late husband, and has continued to supported the Toffee’s along with her son and the rest of her family.
She has recently been made an honorary patron of the official Everton FC Charity.