Famous Fans

14th April

Albion boast a significant number of famous fans among their ranks of supporters. Find out more about them here.

Broadcaster Adrian Chiles published a Baggies-related book in 2007 and presented the acclaimed Albion-themed BBC documentary 'Whites v Blacks: How Football Changed a Nation'.

Adrian is a regular at The Hawthorns, holding a season ticket and often hosting special events, including the 60th Anniversary of the FA Cup win in May 2018.

Fellow broadcaster and comedian Frank Skinner regularly showcased the club on the Fantasy Football League show, starring alongside David Baddiel and regularly featuring Albion legend Jeff Astle.

Frank holds the record, along with David Baddiel, for the only song to have four separate stints at number 1 in the UK with the England football anthem, Three Lions.

Midlands comedians Lenny Henry and Joe Lycett are Baggies fans alongside Liam Payne of One Direction, formally one of the biggest music bands in the world.

Continuing the music theme, rock legend Eric Clapton sported an Albion scarf on the cover of his album 'Backless' to show his love for the club. Clapton also sponsored Albion's UEFA Cup tie against Galatasaray in 1978.

A love shared by Twang guitarist Stu Hartland and late Charlatans drummer Jon Brookes, who sadly passed away in 2013.

In the sporting world, former world title holder - and Olympic and Commonwealth medallist - Richie Woodhall and fellow boxer Tommy Langford are both regulars at The Hawthorns, while Wimbledon tennis champion Goran Ivanisevic has been pictured in the famous blue and white stripes.

Actors Matthew Marsden and Josie Lawrence show their support for the club along with local BBC broadcaster Mary Rhodes.