These people have NO interest in their national team UNTIL the team becomes successful. All of a sudden millions of insecure souls CLING to every victory. It's a sorry sight, but quite common in England! Glory Hunters only follow a team while the successes roll in .... once the team does badly they look to another sport or team!
The England football team is very average. The glory hunters can't get their fix from soccer so they look elsewhere. Cricket was unpopular in England before August 2005. All of a sudden the England team does well in The Ashes. WHAM! Millions of people become temporary fans, until the success fades away. These people are glory hunters! In 2003 England won the Rugby World Cup, and many people jumped on the bandwagon. By 2005 most of these people had lost interest in Rugby, as the national team wasn't performing as well.
by I P Freely September 08, 2005
People who support a club they live 5000 miles from and hardly ever or never go to matches.
Most glory hunters never sing at matches as you will already know if you have ever visited old trafford on matchday.

Glory Hunters will usually stop supporting a club when they stop winning trophies or get relegated.
Definition of a Glory Hunter is a man utd fan from london where all of them are from
by Franklp22 July 10, 2008
A fine example of this would be Zaman Hussain. Who says he supported Man UTD for ages but yet failed to even go to one of his games!!!!!!
Zaman Hussain - GLORY HUNTER
by Ste M June 18, 2010
In Football (soccer terms) relates to a person or persons who only support or follow a certain team because they are successful and win trophies on a regular occasion. The trend started with Liverpool in 1980's, but was hit out the park by the amount of Manchester United fans that sprouted up in the 90's. Arsenal and Chelsea are two other teams that have small glory hunting followings surrounding them.

Manchester United continue to be the most well supported club in England, including being the third most popular club in London, and the next most well supported club in every City and Town in the country after the specific places home town teams. United fans are also called "plastics", very few attend games, but most are considered to be the most arrogant type of fans around. Most are regarded as not true football fans and are nothing but convenience supporters.
"United fans dancing in the streets of Exeter last night again after that win, can't stand glory hunters"

"my brother has never been to a game, he has last seasons strip and watches the highlights every other week but still bigs them up like he's connected to the club, what a glory hunter"
by MM86 December 25, 2012
a supporter of Manchester United (also known as Manusa or Manure) or Liverpool, so called football fans who support either of these teams because of past successes but who dont come from the respective cities of Manchester or Liverpool and never go to games. If you see a GloryHunter in the pub he/she will be the loudest in support of their team when watching on the big screen.
"We are in Surrey, there are loads of GloryHunters around in their replica shirts, twunts"
by JimmyFloydBottleBank December 04, 2007
Some-one who claims to support and follow one of the big 4 teams in English football but never attends their games nor seems to even have a jersey of their team
Person 1:"I love Chelsea they are the best team in England"
Person 2:"Really why do you love them"
Person 1:"They won the premiership"
Person 2::"So who did you follow last year then?"
Person 1:"I used to follow Mancheter united but they where crap this year but if they do good again next year I might follow them"
Person 2: "Haha you aint no fan man you're just a glory hunter"
Person 1:"What's a glory hunter"
Person 2:"You you only go for teams that are winning or win the premiership just pick a team and stick with it for life get the jersey go to the games follow them where ever they may go and you'll see what being a real passionate fan is all about"
Person 1:"OK I'll go for Arsenal"
Person 2"Omg just pick a crap team and follow them stop being such a glory hunter going for one of the big 4"
by Harry69 February 05, 2011
One who lacks the imagination to support their own local football club, and so jumps on the bandwagon of supporting whatever (usually lucky) team that happens to be winning trophies at the time - especially Liverpool FC but also occasionally Man Utd FC or Chelsea FC. Would never go near a real life football match - prefers to watch on Sky TV, whom as we all know, invented the sport in 1993.
'Now let me see. I come from Cornwall, I'm good at shitting in my hand and throwing it at people, and I'm looking for a football team that have the entry rules for competitions changed simply to allow us to enter. I know, I'll support Liverpool FC. Eh, glory-hunter? What's that, never heared of it'
by Football match attender July 07, 2006
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