Government data shows Newcastle United fans received most football banning orders in Premier League since 2015
A huge number of Newcastle fans have been banned from attending fixtures over the last few years.
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Updated data from the Home Office has shown how many football fans from each club across England received football banning orders - and Newcastle United fans have been listed as the biggest offenders in the Premier League.
The yearly set of data breaks down how many fans have received banning orders, meaning the are unable to attend any fixtures, based on the club fans support.
Since the 2015-16 season, a total of 596 banning orders have been issued to Newcastle United fans. This can be broken down into 485 in the Premier League and a further 111 during the 2016-17 season the club experienced in the Championship.
The 485 at the top level of English football is the most across all Premier League sides throughout the period.
A total of 20 banning orders were in place for Newcastle fans at the start of the current 2023-24 season, a one-ban drop from the previous season.
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Manchester United are the club with the most ongoing banning orders at the start of the current season with 69 fans unable to attend games, followed by Millwall with 66 fans.
During the 2022-23 season there were 682 new banning orders issued in England, an increase of 32% compared with the 2021-22 season, and the highest number issued since the 2010 to 2011 season, when 96 were put in place.
Data taken before the start of this season shows there were a total of 1,624 football banning orders in force. This is an increase of 24% compared with the previous year, with levels returning closer to those seen prior to COVID-1. A total of 1,771 were in place ahead of the 2019-20 season.
Newcastle United fans’ total number of banning orders has fallen significantly since 2015, with 132 bans in place before the 2015-16 season.
Football banning orders are put in place by police forces to try and prevent football related violence. In addition to being banned from attending games throughout the period of the banning order, banned fans must give police their passport before and after any time their team plays abroad.