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If you’re born in England, it is more likely than not that you support a football team. After all, the football culture is so deep-rooted in the country that fans live and die by their team’s results. Therefore, it is no surprise to know that the current Prime Minister of the United Kingdom, Rishi Sunak, is a football fan too. But, which football team does Rishi Sunak support? We answer the question here.

Which football team does Rishi Sunak support?

Born in Southampton in 1980, Rishi Sunak is an avid fan of Southampton FC. He was in the stands when the Saints lost to Fulham and their relegation fate was confirmed in the 2022/23 Premier League season.

Sunak’s favourite football player is Matt Le Tissier, a bonafide Southampton legend. It couldn’t have been a good season for Rishi Sunak as Southampton got relegated after 12 years in the Premier League.

The allegiance to Saints runs in the Sunak family. His father owned a season ticket at the club and on Rishi Sunak’s 18th birthday, he was gifted a card signed by the Southampton team.

At an event in Exeter in 2022, Rishi Sunak revealed how big a fan of the club he is-

I’m a massive football fan, I’m from Southampton and if I would get to be able to run Southampton [I would do that].”

Of course, his recent trip to St Mary’s Stadium is one he would like to forget, as watching their team get relegated is never a nice experience.

Rishi Sunak joins a long line of British Prime Ministers who have been huge followers of the game. David Cameron supported Aston Villa while Tony Blair was a Newcastle United fan. There have been many others like Boris Johnson, whose allegiances are not clear but they are nonetheless huge fans of the game.

Rishi Sunak would hope his spell as British Prime Minister goes better than this season has gone for his favourite football team.

Vatsal Gupta
A die-hard Red Devil, who has straight up not had a good time since 2012. Lives on Korean dramas and books and can often be heard talking about armchair psychological stuff.

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