Sheffield United Celebrity Fans and Famous Fans
Joe Root Fan
Growing up in the upmarket Sheffield suburb of Dore, former England cricket captain Joe Root is also a big follower of football, and it’s the red half of Sheffield to which his allegiance lies. At the playoff semi-final against Notts Forest in 2022 he had to go through the agony of sitting next to England team mate Stuart Broad.
Sean Bean Fan
The actor has been a supporter of the club since he was a kid, famously sporting a 100% Blade tattoo on his shoulder and being a director of the club for five years in the 2000s.
Joe Elliott Fan
The lead singer with Sheffield rock band Def Leppard, Joe Elliott has followed the Blades since childhood and contributed to some of the songs on the Sheffield Utd movie When Saturday Comes.
Jessica Ennis-Hill Fan
After winning Olympic gold at the 2012 games in the Heptathlon event, Sheffield-born Ennis-Hill had a stand named after her at Bramall Lane. However, two years later she asked the club to remove her name from the stand over the controversy surrounding Ched Evans.
Paul Heaton Fan
Singer-songwriter with The Housemartins and then The Beautiful South, Heaton was born in Cheshire but moved to Sheffield when he was four. Whilst his two brothers started to follow Sheffield Wednesday, Paul decided to follow United, and despite the family moving to Surrey when he was in his teens, he stuck with the Blades through thick and thin, becoming a regular sight on the terraces both home and away.
Other Confirmed Famous Followers of Sheffield United
- Michael Palin - Comic actor (strangely he also supports rivals Sheffield Wednesday).