10 of the Biggest Rivalries in the Footballing World

Atmospheres can get red hot for derby games (image: footballislifebook.com)

Atmospheres can get red hot for derby games (image: footballislifebook.com)

Being a football fan is all about passion, loyalty and devotion, and that is never better demonstrated than by the red hot atmosphere that develops in a stadium during a derby match between two fierce rivals.

The development and narrative of footballing rivalries is one of the many things that makes the game so compelling and ever entertaining to follow, and these ten rivalries in particular must be counted amongst the biggest and fiercest in the world.