Yesterday, Soccerlens published a very interesting analysis on the 10 football fans communities online. Soccerlens used Facebook as to measure the football online community. The results are quite surprising as Galatasaray and Fenerbahce are respectively ranked 2nd and 4th.
- 10. Olympique de Marseille, (600,402)
- 9. AC Milan, (1,143,639)
- 8. Arsenal FC, (1,514,132)
- 7. Chelsea FC, (1,591,585)
- 6. Liverpool FC, (2,458,618)
- 5. Manchester United FC, (2,548,425)
- 4. Fenerbahce, (2,993,859)
- 3. Real Madrid CF, (3,698,480)
- 2. Galatasaray SK, (4,470,165)
And finally, the football club with the biggest fan following on Facebook is:
FC Barcelona counts more than 4.6 million fans on their official facebook page. The most popular football club is also very popular online. It’s also not surprising to see the major european clubs with a huge online crowd. Chelsea, Real Madrid, Liverpool, Manchester United have a strong online popularity.
As I said earlier, and no offense to them, Fenerbahce and Galatasaray are in the top 5 of the online community ranking. Although the Turkish clubs are to a certain extend less powerful financially than the EPL orLa Liga clubs, they do benefit from a huge fanbase locally and globally which is reflecting in Soccerlens results.
Facebook has become a very trustworthy source to measure an online presence. With football clubs actively tapping into social media, this survey shall incite them to use social media more and more!
The full article is here. The number of fans in the brackets are subject to change. They stand precise down to the units at the time this list was made.