These atmospheres are ranked according to factors such as consistency of support, intimidation factor and reputation.
The Ali Sami Yen, home of Turkish outfit Galatasaray, is notorious for the brutal atmosphere fostered by home supporters.
This has become so inextricably linked with club folklore, to the extent that the club is known worldwide for their supporters even if the team has fallen on hard times.
Some stadiums even combine fan support with mosaics, flags and pyrotechnics to enhance their support of the team and add to the hostility shown towards the visiting team.
Indeed, certain groups of supporters have taken it upon themselves to intimidate visitors to the ground, imposing themselves on away supporters.