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New statistics show the SPFL has the highest match attendance per capita in Europe.

The impressive figures, released by transfermarkt, shows the SPFL has 21.3 attendees per 1,000 people at games across the top four divisions, with on average 177,700 supporters attending matches weekly.

The SPFL boasts figures 65 per cent higher than the Netherlands, who rank second, with 12.9 attendees per 1000 people.

Denmark sits third, followed by Iceland, England and then Wales.

Neil Doncaster, SPFL chief executive, said: “The incredible passion of Scottish football fans is well-documented, and it’s absolutely fantastic to see our game has once again, by some margin, the highest attendance per capita in European football.

“It’s an enormous vote of confidence for our game and a credit to the fans and the clubs throughout all four divisions.

“Attendances in Scotland have significantly outperformed other countries of a similar size for some time now, and the financial importance of gate receipts to our clubs was starkly underscored during the pandemic, when matches were played behind closed doors.

“To see fans returning in such numbers is just brilliant for our game, as it’s their passion and energy which plays such a vital role in making the SPFL such a compelling spectacle.

“We have gripping stories across all four of our divisions, and we’re expecting a really exciting end to the season for fans across the country.”

Last season, over four million fans turned out to watch their teams across all four divisions.

A total of 4,082,038 fans attended matches across the cinch Premiership, cinch Championship, cinch League 1 and cinch League 2, including play-off fixtures.