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Which football teams do Game of Thrones actors support?

11:14 AM SGT 30/4/19
Game of Thrones Nikolaj Coster-Waldau Emilia Clarke Kit Harington
Goal takes an inside look into which football teams the likes of Kit Harington, Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, Joe Dempsie and more are fans of

Liverpool star Mohamed Salah meeting the Mother of Dragons – aka Emilia Clarke – was one of the highlights of the Time Magazine gala, but that isn't the only time that the world of Westeros has crossed over with the beautiful game.

With Jon Snow, otherwise known as Kit Harington, having been crowned King in the North in both Winterfell and Old Trafford, Goal dives into which football teams the Game of Thrones actors pledge their allegiances to.

  • Nikolaj Coster-Waldau 2019

    Nikolaj Coster-Waldau | Leeds

    The Danish actor is, believe it or not, a passionate supporter of the Peacocks, attributing his support to a former partner of his sister's.

    "My friend Joe is to blame," the Kingslayer told GQ in 2017.

    "Joe was dating my sister when I was 17. We became friends and he took me to Elland Road, and I thought it was fantastic. They had some good years, and then it all went pear-shaped. But now it’s good. We’ve had a great start to the season."

  • Joe Dempsie 2018

    Joe Dempsie | Nottingham Forest

    The last living bastard of Robert Baratheon is a passionate Nottingham Forest supporter, having been raised in West Bridgford despite being born in Liverpool. With his parents still living in the area, Dempsie still attends many home – and away – games, and appeared in a Men In Blazers episode in April 2019 to talk about his predictions for the title race.

    He'd pegged Manchester City to become European champions, and Liverpool to win the Premier League – could he be wrong twice?

  • Kit Harington Man United

    Kit Harington | Manchester United

    The King in the North (and the true heir of the Iron Throne) is a massive Man Utd fan, having been photographed with the likes of Ole Gunnar Solskjaer and Paul Pogba in recent times. His sitting next to Liverpool midfielder Adam Lallana at a Wimbledon game hasn't, however, changed his allegiances.

    He had no hard feelings of Wayne Rooney returning to Everton from Old Trafford, saying at the time of the transfer: "He came to United and became our record goalscorer, he's been amazing for us. Now he's going back to the team he supported as a boy and I think that's a lovely full circle."

  • Sean Bean Sheffield United

    Sean Bean | Sheffield United

    Lord Eddard Stark of Winterfell is a loyal Sheffield United fan, having been born in the city and also serving as one of the club's board of directors.

    He got to live out his boyhood dreams when he starred in the 1996 film “When Saturday Comes,” following the story of a coming from a non-league background to make history with Sheffield United. 
  • Alfie Allen Arsenal

    Alfie Allen | Arsenal

    Theon Greyjoy – no longer Reek and having reclaimed his honour by pledging to serve alongside the Starks during the Battle of Winterfell – is a massive Gunner, despite his sister, singer Lily Allen, a fan of rivals Fulham.

    Allen's interest in football first came through his love for former Gunner Ian Wright. "I supported a different team when I was younger," Allen admits. "But when I realised that Ian Wright didn't play for the club I was supporting at the time, I changed my mind! We moved to Islington and I just started to support my local club and I've never looked back."

  • John Bradley Manchester United David de Gea

    John Bradley | Manchester United

    Beloved fan favourite and Mancunian native Samwell Tarly is a huge Man Utd fan just like his good friend Jon Snow, and even got to award Marcus Rashford the club's Player of the Month award in February 2019.

    "I’m the biggest Man Utd fan that you could imagine," Bradley said after meeting the team for the first time in Los Angeles. "United have been a huge part of my life for as long as I can remember. It’s funny, you can be in film and TV for a while and work with your cinematic heroes and you are kind of in awe of them, but you both know your actors who are doing the same job. But when I meet footballers, it’s literally like they’ve walked out of my dream."

  • Daniel Portman Celtic

    Daniel Portman | Celtic

    The Scot, who plays Tyrion Lannister's right-hand man Podrick, is a die-hard Celtic fan and once described his side as "the greatest club in the world" when he took in a European night at Parkhead, overseeing a 1-1 draw with AEK Athens in Champions League qualifying.

    Portman regularly tweets about Celtic games and recently paid tribute to the passing of Billy McNeill.

  • Iwan Rheon

    Iwan Rheon | Manchester United

    Rheon portrayed fan-favourite villain Ramsey Bolton on the show, and just like former cast mates Harrington and Bradley, is a Man Utd fan through his father. 

    The Welsh actor has participated in past Soccer Aid tournaments to raise money for charity, and spoke of his support for the red half of Manchester: "My dad’s a lifelong Manchester United fan, so it’ll be amazing to play there and with these legends… and it's all for a good cause."

  • Natalie Dormer Game of Thrones

    Natalie Dormer | Chelsea

    Dormer, who played Margaery Tyrell on the show, has admitted she prefers rugby, but that her football ties are with Chelsea

    She told reporters: "I’d love to declare that I’m a big fan of Reading FC and attend most of their home games, but I’d be lying. I was born and bred a Chelsea fan because of my south west London heritage."

  • Game of Thrones Sevilla

    Game of Thrones cast | Sevilla

    Westeros location Dorne is filmed in Seville, and so a huge portion of the cast got to attend a La Liga match between Sevilla and Barcelona a few seasons ago. The likes of Gwendolyn Christie and Coster-Waldau were given their own custom Sevilla shirts – with their names printed on the back!
  • Mohamed Salah Emilia Clarke

    Emilia Clarke | Liverpool?

    Clarke, who portrays Khaleesi, has kept quiet about her football allegiences.

    Liverpool fans, however, will be hopeful that her meeting with Mohamed Salah during Time Magazine's gala for their 100 Most Influential People event could sway her mind as the two were photographed together – with Jurgen Klopp even revealing his envy!

    "He met a lot of famous people," he said. "Mrs Targaryen, eh? She was there as well. If he'd have asked me maybe I would have joined him! It was very interesting and now he's back, it's all fine."

  • Iain Glen & Conleth Hill

    Conleth Hill & Iain Glen | Manchester United

    It seems as if everyone in Winterfell is a Man Utd fan! Hill and Glen, who play Varys and Ser Jorah respectively, got to meet Red Devils goalkeeper David de Gea when the club were doing a pre-season tour in Los Angeles and are avid football fans themselves.
  • Lena Headey

    Lena Headey | Huddersfield Town

    Headey, like Clarke, hasn't been very vocal about her football support, but she is a West Yorkshire native and is related to former Huddersfield Town chairman Geoff Headey – so it could be that being a fan of the Terriers is in her blood!