Top 10 Football Clubs With the Most Social Media Followers
10. Manchester City
These five-time domestic league winners have a large number of followers on social media. On Twitter, they have 6.5m followers. On Instagram, they have 9.7m. Their Facebook page has a following of 52.7m. The team is currently under the Portuguese manager Pep Guardiola.
9. Paris Saint-German
The only club from the French league (Ligue 1) to feature in this list is PSG. They have the youngest French player and the world's costliest player. Their Twitter account has 28.4k followers, their Instagram account has 17.8m, and their Facebook page has 35.7m followers. The club is currently under a newly-appointed manager, Thomas Tuchel, who was put in charge in 2018.
8. Liverpool FC
Liverpool FC have a total of 54.2m followers. This is divided into 10.8m, 11.2m, and 32.2m between their Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook pages respectively. This team is under the management of Jurgen, who recently had his 100th win with the team.
7. Juventus FC
Juventus is the only Italian club to feature on this list. Their social media following has greatly increased due their new forward, Cristiano Ronaldo (CR7). Ronaldo joining caused the club's website to crash due to an influx of traffic for his new jerseys. They have 6.3m, 20.2m, and 36m followers on Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook respectively. They are under the management of Massimiliano Allegri and are currently leading the league.
6. Arsenal FC
The team, which recently acquired a new manager for the first time in over 20 years, is ranked sixth on this list. The Gunners, as they are nicknamed, have a total following of 64.5m fans, with 13.9m on Twitter, 12.9m on Instagram, and 37.7m on their Facebook page. The club is under the management of the former PSG manager Unai Emery.
5. Bayern Munich
One of the European giants and the only team from the German League to appear here is the record-holding, 26-time Bundesliga winner, Bayern Munich. Their Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook social media pages have 974k, 14.8m, and 49.3m followers respectively. Although they are not currently leading their domestic league, they have reached the last 16 of the UEFA Champions League. They are being managed by their Niko Kovac.
4. Chelsea FC
This London-based club won the 2018 FA Cup. They defeated former winners Manchester United, and they have a strong presence in social media among the English clubs. Their Twitter account has 12.3m followers, their Instagram has 14.2m followers, and their Facebook page holds a strength of 47.1m. They are under a new manager, Maurizio Sarri, who has been given charge from the beginning of this season.
3. Manchester United
The Red Devils, as they are called, are one of the oldest English clubs and a record 20-time league winner. They are the only English club to have won every competition available to them. This grand legacy is reflected in their social media pages too. Their Twitter account has 18.5m followers, their Instagram has 25.1m followers, and they have 73.2m followers on their Facebook page, which makes them the most followed English club. They are under the management of their former player, Ole Gunnar Solsjkaer.
2. FC Barcelona
The leaders of the Spanish League ranks second in this list with a total following of 195m. This number is divided among 28.9m, 63.5m, and 102.6m in their Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook pages respectively. They are one of the teams to never have been relegated from their domestic league and winning it 25 times. They are under the management of Ernesto Valverde and have the left-footed magic striker, Lionel Messi.
1. Real Madrid CF
The Spanish giants, who have a record win of 13 UCLs and earned three titles between 2016–2018 under Zinedine Zidane's management. They have 31.2m followers on Twitter, 66.9m followers on Instagram, and 109.4m followers on Facebook, which makes a total of 207.5m followers. They also have the most number of followers on each of these social media platforms among all the teams. They are under the management of their new manager, Santiago Solari, who has been appointed in the first half of the season. He replaced former Spain National team manager Julen Lopetegui.
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