Manchester United is expected to produce the highest amount of Co2 emissions whilst travelling to European competitions this season.
Manchester United tops a list of carbon emissions from UK football clubs detailed in new research that calculates the carbon footprint of every English club travelling to European away games this season.
The study by sports betting specialists OLBG has found that Manchester United will produce over 58731 lbs of Co2 emissions, compared to rivals Liverpool F.C. who will emit the least amount at 37961 lbs.
The study was conducted by looking into each team’s group stage games, totting up the air miles and calculating how much Co2 emissions they would produce based on 30 people (the playing squad and coaching staff) making the journey.
Manchester United came top of the list of carbon emitters, travelling 8,544 miles to and from their away fixtures to Sociedad, Tiraspol and Nicosia respectively. That means they will produce an estimated 58731.03 lbs of carbon, which works out at 19577.01 lbs per trip in their Europa League conquest.
Their arch-rivals Manchester City placed next on the lis, but were some way off United’s total with Pep’s side only travelling around half the distance of their neighbours. City’s trips to Copenhagen, Dortmund and Seville will still see them produce a massive 47308.1 lbs of Co2 emissions as they look to finally win the elusive Champions League trophy.
Chelsea placed third thanks to their group consisting of away trips to AC Milan, Dinamo Zagreb and RB Salzburg. Graham Potter’s side will produce approximately 46630.0261 lbs of carbon emissions during the group stages of the Champions League.
West Ham’s Europa Conference League Campaign saw them place fourth in the Co2 emission table as they went to Belgium, Norway and Romania.
There wasn’t much to separate Tottenham and Arsenal, with Spurs travelling just 58 miles more than the Gunners.
Liverpool ranked last, with Klopp’s side producing 12653.72667lbs of Co2 emission per trip thanks to close-by away days to Rangers and Ajax.
The Premier League says it is committed to reducing carbon emissions and recently signed up to the UN Sports for Climate Action Framework.