Left and right wing football clubs.

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Left- and right-wing soccer clubs, worldwide : redsports

Left wing clubs -
AS Livorno Calcio (Italy) Celtic F.C (Scotland) AEK Athens (Greece) Barcelona (Spain) Eintracht Frankfurt (Germany) St Pauli (Germany) Athletic Bilbao (Spain) PFC Lokomotiv Sofia (Bulgaria) U.C Sampdoria (Italy) Polonia Warszawa (Poland) Arka Gdyniya (Poland) Malmo FF (Sweden) Bohemians 1905 (Czech Republic) Hapoel Tel Aviv FC (Israel) FC Arsenal Kyiv (Ukraine) Olympique de Marseilles (France) Besiktas (Turkey) Impact de Montreal (Canada) Seattle Sounders FC (USA) U.S.D. Virtus Verona (Italy) Vasco Da Gama(Brazil) AC Omonoia Nicosia (Cyprus) Sporting Toulon (France) Bologna F.C. 1909 I(taly) Portland Timbers(USA) Standard de Liège (Belgium) Adana Demirspor (Turkey) Girondins de Bordeaux (France) AS Saint Etienne (France) Partizan Minsk (Belarus) SF Babelsberg 03 (Germany) TSV 1860 München (Germany) Werder Bremen (Germany) Rayo Vallecano (Spain) FSV Mainz (Germany)

Right wing clubs -
Zenit St Petersburg (Russia) S.S Lazio (Italy) Rangers FC (Scotland) Spartak Moscow (Russia) Lokomotiv Moscow FC (Russia) Real Madrid C.F (Spain) Red Star Belgrade (Serbia) A.S Roma (Italy) LKS Lodz (Poland) Helsingborgs IF (Sweden) S.L Benfica (Portugal- known to have some left-wing supporters) Hamburg (Germany) Partizan (Serbia) Chelsea (England) Hellas Verona F.C. (Italy) Sporting Lisbon (Portugal) Millwall (England) Atletico Madrid (Spain) FC Twente (Holland) Shamrock Rovers (Ireland) Paris St Germain (France) Legia (Poland) Olympique de Lyon (France) Lille (France) Racing Club (Argentina) APOEL Nicosia (Cyprus) Hansa Rostock (Germany) Olympiakos (Greece) Beitar Jerusalem (Israel) Dinamo Minsk (Belarus) Karpaty Lviv (Ukraine) Dnipro Dnipropetrovsk (Ukraine) Feyenoord Rotterdam (Netherlands)

I generally agree with the lists above. Its interesting to see that many MLS clubs are left leaning. I would add my own club to that list. I think there are far more right wing clubs than are listed. Of course most fans just like football.

Ive always assumed that the Packers had a left wing leaning because of their ownership structure but I may be wrong.

DO any US sports teams have a noticeable political leaning ?
 

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Prior to 2016 there was very little politics in pro sports. Since Trump's election, some NFL and NBA teams and individual players became very outspoken politically. Decide for yourself if you think that's good or bad.
 

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Prior to 2016 there was very little politics in pro sports. Since Trump's election, some NFL and NBA teams and individual players became very outspoken politically. Decide for yourself if you think that's good or bad.
Politics in sports have been around as far as I can remember. 1968 Mexico City Olympics comes to mind.



Mexico City 1968 Olympic Games

"Since the first modern day Olympics in 1896, politics have been a part of the international competition. National rivalries, social causes, and individual protests have taken place at a great number of Olympic Games."

18 Times Politics Trumped Sport in Olympic Games’ History
 

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Left- and right-wing soccer clubs, worldwide : redsports

Left wing clubs -
AS Livorno Calcio (Italy) Celtic F.C (Scotland) AEK Athens (Greece) Barcelona (Spain) Eintracht Frankfurt (Germany) St Pauli (Germany) Athletic Bilbao (Spain) PFC Lokomotiv Sofia (Bulgaria) U.C Sampdoria (Italy) Polonia Warszawa (Poland) Arka Gdyniya (Poland) Malmo FF (Sweden) Bohemians 1905 (Czech Republic) Hapoel Tel Aviv FC (Israel) FC Arsenal Kyiv (Ukraine) Olympique de Marseilles (France) Besiktas (Turkey) Impact de Montreal (Canada) Seattle Sounders FC (USA) U.S.D. Virtus Verona (Italy) Vasco Da Gama(Brazil) AC Omonoia Nicosia (Cyprus) Sporting Toulon (France) Bologna F.C. 1909 I(taly) Portland Timbers(USA) Standard de Liège (Belgium) Adana Demirspor (Turkey) Girondins de Bordeaux (France) AS Saint Etienne (France) Partizan Minsk (Belarus) SF Babelsberg 03 (Germany) TSV 1860 München (Germany) Werder Bremen (Germany) Rayo Vallecano (Spain) FSV Mainz (Germany)

Right wing clubs -
Zenit St Petersburg (Russia) S.S Lazio (Italy) Rangers FC (Scotland) Spartak Moscow (Russia) Lokomotiv Moscow FC (Russia) Real Madrid C.F (Spain) Red Star Belgrade (Serbia) A.S Roma (Italy) LKS Lodz (Poland) Helsingborgs IF (Sweden) S.L Benfica (Portugal- known to have some left-wing supporters) Hamburg (Germany) Partizan (Serbia) Chelsea (England) Hellas Verona F.C. (Italy) Sporting Lisbon (Portugal) Millwall (England) Atletico Madrid (Spain) FC Twente (Holland) Shamrock Rovers (Ireland) Paris St Germain (France) Legia (Poland) Olympique de Lyon (France) Lille (France) Racing Club (Argentina) APOEL Nicosia (Cyprus) Hansa Rostock (Germany) Olympiakos (Greece) Beitar Jerusalem (Israel) Dinamo Minsk (Belarus) Karpaty Lviv (Ukraine) Dnipro Dnipropetrovsk (Ukraine) Feyenoord Rotterdam (Netherlands)

I generally agree with the lists above. Its interesting to see that many MLS clubs are left leaning. I would add my own club to that list. I think there are far more right wing clubs than are listed. Of course most fans just like football.

Ive always assumed that the Packers had a left wing leaning because of their ownership structure but I may be wrong.

DO any US sports teams have a noticeable political leaning ?
Start with the NFL Patriots. Owned by a Right winger in a liberal area.

The NFL's Most Liberal and Conservative Fan Bases
 
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Prior to 2016 there was very little politics in pro sports. Since Trump's election, some NFL and NBA teams and individual players became very outspoken politically. Decide for yourself if you think that's good or bad.
Politics in sports have been around as far as I can remember. 1968 Mexico City Olympics comes to mind.



Mexico City 1968 Olympic Games

"Since the first modern day Olympics in 1896, politics have been a part of the international competition. National rivalries, social causes, and individual protests have taken place at a great number of Olympic Games."

18 Times Politics Trumped Sport in Olympic Games’ History
I remember the Olympic boycotts - 76, 80, 84. The anti apartheid boycotts in rugby and cricket. Sport and politics have always been linked.
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This is a picture of the England football team before they played Germany in 1936. They were ordered to do this by top diplomats and I think one player who refused was dropped. It was a futile attempt to build a bridge.
 
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Prior to 2016 there was very little politics in pro sports. Since Trump's election, some NFL and NBA teams and individual players became very outspoken politically. Decide for yourself if you think that's good or bad.
Didnt Reagan ban the US olympic team from going to Moscow ?
 

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