Professional football is one of the most popular spectator sports in the world. Billions of people watch the games and bet on them either by buying tickets and going to actual games in stadiums or by staying at home and watching them on TV. Many people also like to watch edited highlights from the games and get updates about them on the radio.

Most people follow two teams simultaneously. The first one is the professional football club that they are choosing to associate with and support. The second one is the country football team that represents the country of their birth or their family heritage. A person may be a fan of one or two clubs but bet on more clubs, depending on how he or she feels about the outcome of the game.

Fans choose professional clubs to support for a variety of different reasons. Sometimes they were born near the headquarters of the club. Sometimes they currently live there. Maybe one of their family members was a fan at some point and they grew up going to the games. It is also possible that a person watched some games as a child and fell in love with the professional club, its players and colours right away.

This is not an exhaustive list of reasons. Most people have their favourite players and often start supporting a new club if their favourite player transfers there. They may have visited the grounds in the past and really enjoyed the atmosphere and the accessibility of the players to the fans. Being a football fan is a highly emotional experience and anything is possible when people start making emotional attachments. You choose whom you support and you can’t change the way you feel about them. However, if you live in a small town and support one of the famous clubs, some fans may get upset with you for not supporting your home team. You can’t win this argument, so don’t even bother getting into it.