Sunderland fans at the Stadium of Light. Picture by Frank Reid

The staggering average attendances for the 2021/22 season showing where Sunderland, Leeds United, Newcastle, Everton, Liverpool and other clubs rank

Football fans returned to stadiums for the 2021/22 season, with Sunderland averaging the highest attendances in League One. But how do the Black Cats compare to other English clubs?

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The Wearsiders were promoted to the Championship via the play-offs after beating Wycombe 2-0 at Wembley, courtesy of goals from Elliot Embleton and Ross Stewart.

And despite being in the third tier, Sunderland’s attendances have still surpassed many crowds at Premier League grounds.

We’ve taken a closer look at the top 25 English clubs who have recorded the highest attendance figures this season – including play-off matches.

Here is where Sunderland rank and how they compare to other clubs on the list.

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