Liverpool as a city is synonymous with The Beatles, and Football. With two giants of the game in Liverpool and Everton both located in the city, it’s no surprise that a common question is “Which Football team did The Beatles support?”
Our friends over at footy247.co.uk have answered this question for us in more detail below.
It would be natural to assume that they’re all Liverpool or Everton fans, especially given that Liverpool fans would sing their songs on the Kop – check out the supporters singing “She loves you” below:
Paul is an Everton fan. In an interview with Radio Merseyside a few years back, he said: “Here’s the deal: my father was born in Everton, my family are officially Evertonians, so if it comes down to a derby match or an FA Cup final between the two, I would have to support Everton.
“But after a concert at Wembley Arena I got a bit of a friendship with Kenny Dalglish, who had been to the gig and I thought ‘You know what? I am just going to support them both because it’s all Liverpool and I don’t have that Catholic-Protestant thing. So I did have to get special dispensation from the Pope to do this but that’s it, too bad. I support them both.
“They are both great teams. But if it comes to the crunch, I’m Evertonian.”
According to reports, Ringo is an Arsenal fan! Somewhat surprisingly; he doesn’t pick a Merseyside team as his favourite. His step-father would take him to Anfield or Goodison Park when Arsenal were playing.
According to Beatles Historian Ray O’Brien, John wasn’t into football: “Lennon, though, wasn’t really a fan of football and wasn’t sporty at all,” . He did however suggest Albert Stubbins from LFC appear on the Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band album.
George Harrison wasn’t a football fan – when asked who he supports, he responded “There are three teams in Liverpool and I prefer the other one.” He could of course have been referring to Tranmere Rovers, who are located on the Wirral, but several reports state George wasn’t into football really.
Hopefully this answers the question “who did The Beatles support” for you.