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Barclays Fan Competition


The Barclays Premier League is preparing to welcome the 250 millionth fan through the turnstiles.

Of that total, a massive 13,389,583 supporters have visited Goodison Park on a matchday since the Club’s first home Premier League fixture in 1992 – a 1-1 draw against Sheffield Wednesday.

This equates to an average crowd of 34,244 for Everton home league fixture over the last 20 years.

To mark the occasion Barclays, title sponsor of the Barclays Premier League, is launching a ‘Find the Fan’ competition to reward a supporter and three friends from each of the 20 clubs with a VIP trip to see their team in a Premier League match, including hospitality and first class travel and accommodation.

Barclays’ photographers will be at all 20 Premier League fixtures on November 24 & 25, and 27 & 28, and will be taking exclusive pictures of both home and away fans on the matchdays to find a fan from each club to represent the 250 million fans.

The images will be uploaded onto the Barclays Football Facebook site (click here) where fans will be asked to identify themselves to be eligible for the VIP prize draw.

Barclays are also taking a look back at the past 21 seasons by sharing some of the best images of those action packed years across their social media channels and inviting fans to post their memories of these historic moments. Fans should click here for more details.

The quarter-billion fan mark is expected to be reached on Tuesday evening, November 27 when Sunderland host Queens Park Rangers at The Stadium of Light and Aston Villa take on Reading at Villa Park.

Since its formation, the Barclays Premier League has been growing in popularity with average attendance figures increasing from 21,125 in 1992-93 compared to 34,646 during the 2011/12 season.

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