The Ultimate 2015-16 UEFA Guide – PHL Edition

The 2015-16 season of European football (soccer) begins this weekend. Of all athletic franchises, European fans are some of the most passionate supporters. Choosing teams to root for is becoming a big part of U.S. sports culture. However, you don’t need to watch teams play all by yourself. In Philadelphia, nearly a dozen clubs have sprung up to support these teams.

Premier League – England

Arsenal F.C.

Club Name & Website: Arsenal Philadelphia

Where: Misconduct Tavern, 1511 Locust St. Philadelphia, PA

Champions/Europa League: Champions

Facebook: Arsenal Philadelphia

Twitter: @ArsenalPhilly

Chelsea F.C.

Club Name & Website: Philly Blues Supporters’ Club

WhereTir Na Nog, 1600 Arch St. Philadelphia, PA

Champions/Europa: Champions

Facebook: Chelsea FC Suporters Club – Philly Blues

Twitter: @PhillyBlues

Everton F.C.

Club Name: Philadelphia Evertonians

WhereO’neal’s Pub, 611 S 3rd St. Philadelphia, PA

Champions/Europa: No

Facebook: Philadelphia Evertonians 

Twitter:  @PhiladelphiaEFC

Liverpool F.C. (2 clubs)

Club Name & Website: LFC Philly

Where: The Victoria Freehouse, 10 S Front St. Philadelphia, PA

Champions/Europa: Europa

Facebook: LFC Philly

Twitter: @LFCPhilly_YNWA

Club Name: LFC Philadelphia

WhereIron Abbey, 680 Easton Rd. Horsham, PA

Champions/Europa: Europa

Facebook: LFC Philadelphia

Twitter: @LFC_Philly

Manchester City F.C.

Club Name: Manchester City Supporters Club of Philadelphia

WhereThe Bards Irish Bar, 2013 Walnut St. Philadelphia, PA 

Champions/Europa: Champions

Facebook: Page: Manchester City Supporters Club of Philadelphia // Group: Broad Street Blues

Twitter: @MCSC_Philly

Newcastle United

Club Name & Website: Toon Army Philly

WhereThe Bards Irish Bar, 2013 Walnut St. Philadelphia, PA 

Champions/Europa: No

FacebookToon Army Philadelphia

Twitter: @ToonArmyPhilly

Tottenham Hotspur F.C.

Club Name & Website: Philly Spurs

Where: Fado Irish Pub, 1500 Locust St. Philadelphia, PA

Champions/Europa: Europa

Facebook: PhillySpurs

Twitter: @PHLSpurs

Scottish Premiership – Scotland

Celtic F.C. (Two clubs)

Club Name: Philly Celtic Supporters Club

WhereFado Irish Pub, 1500 Locust St. Philadelphia, PA

Champions/Europa: Champions

Facebook: Philadelphia Celtic Supporters Club

Twitter: @PhillyCSC

Club Name: 2nd Street Plough Bhoys Celtic Supporters Club

WherePlough & Stars, 123 Chestnut St. Philadelphia, PA

Champions/Europa: Champions

Facebook2nd Street Plough Bhoys Celtic Supporters Club, Philadelphia USA

Twitter: @PloughBhoysCSC

Plough Bhoys at the St. Patrick's Day Parade

Serie A – Italy

A.C. Milan

Club Name: Milan Club Philly

Where: N/a

Champions/Europa: No

Facebook: Milan Club Philly

Twitter: @MilanClubPhilly

Instagram: @MilanClubPhilly

A.S. Roma

Club Name & Website: Roma Club Philadelphia

WhereFado Irish Pub, 1500 Locust St. Philadelphia, PA

Champions/Europa: Champions

Facebook: Roma Club Philadelphia

Twitter: @RomaClubPhila

Instagram: @RomaClubPhiladelphia

Bundesliga – Germany

Bundesliga, General Interest

Club Name & Website: Bundesliga Fan Coalition

WhereBrauhaus Schmitz, 718 South St. Philadelphia, PA

Facebook: Bundesliga Fan Coalition

Twitter: @PhillyBFC

Bayern Munich

Club Name: FC Bayern Philly

WhereBrauhaus Schmitz, 718 South St. Philadelphia, PA

Champions/Europa: Champions

Facebook: FC Bayern Philly

La Liga – Spain

Réal Madrid

Club Name: Philly Whites

Where: N/a

Champions/Europa: Champions

Facebook: Philly Whites – Real Madrid CF Fans

Twitter: @PhillyWhites

Update – Aug. 9, 2015: Thanks to a post from Milan Club Philly, I now know there is an Inter Club Philadelphia for Serie A squad Inter Milan, which meets at the Devil’s Pocket Food & Spirits.

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