Don’t be surprised if Bradford’s number 14 seems strangely familiar. The Dalai Lama has been seen to be holding up Bradford shirts on different occasions, despite being based in India, exiled from Tibet, so probably not easy to get to matches. He also blessed the side as they prepared to face Swansea City in the 2013 League Cup final which they, unfortunately, lost.
Zayn Malik The former X-factor and One Direction star has been a Bradford City supporter all his life and has been seen on a number of occasions going to games.
Gigi Hadid – The Los Angeles-born lingerie model might not be your typical Bradford City fan but having been in a relationship with Zayn Malik, she was converted to being a Bantam. The couple split up in 2021 in acrimonious fashion though so she may not be quite so keen on the Bantams now.
Snooker world-champion Joe Johnson, who was crowned back in 1986 after overcoming world number one Steve Davis in the final. Whenever he was not playing during the tournament, he was seen wearing a T-shirt with the slogan ‘Bradford’s Bouncing Back’ (in reference to the Stadium fire from five years previously).
Gareth Gates. The double-platinum selling singer finished second in Pop Idol behind Will Young but was born in Bradford is a big fan of the Bantams.