Top 5 Football Clubs With The Most Social Media Followers

A compiled list of the top 5 football clubs with the most social media followers has been made available.

The biggest football clubs in the world are always looking for a new ways to prove their superiority.

Unsurprisingly then, when social media began to take over in the early noughties, rival teams immediately started competing to rack up the most followers. Over a decade on, which club has been most successful?

Thanks to the recently published Deloitte Football Money League, we can now answer that question. This report added each club’s Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Youtube and TikTok followers to create their combined social media presences.

Below are the ten clubs who ruled the digital roost in 2020.

1. Real Madrid (251.5m followers)

Spanish football club Real Madrid come in first place after a careful research and compilation.

They were pipped to the post by Barcelona in the revenue rankings, but no side had a bigger social media following than Real Madrid in 2020.

Los Blancos lead the way on Facebook and Instagram, where they have a massive 200m followers combined, and they also have an impressive audience on the three other platforms.

2. Barcelona (248m followers)

2020 was a disastrous year for Barcelona but at least they can take some comfort in registering the second biggest social media following.

They led the way in terms on Youtube and Tiktok, as well as ranking second on all other platforms.

3. Manchester United (140.8m followers)

Despite claiming to be the most supported club world football, Manchester United’s social media following was only the third largest.

Improvement is needed on TikTok in particular, with the Red Devils racking up just 1.2m followers in 2020.

4. Juventus (102.9m followers)

You do not win nine Scudetti in a row without picking up a few followers along the way.

Of course, the Cristiano Ronaldo factor must help.

5. Chelsea (93.2m followers)

Chelsea are flying high in fifth, thanks mainly to their massive Facebook following.

With that platform stagnating — much like the Blues under Frank Lampard — the club need a big year on Twitter, Youtube and TikTok to keep their position in 2021.

Source: The African Media

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