It is important for sports clubs to engage with fans across all the major platforms. Take a look at most popular football clubs on social media.
List of Most Followed Football Clubs On Social Media
Manchester City (MCFC)
Followers: 27.5 million
Founded in 1894 in England, the club’s most successful period was in the late 1960s and early 1970s when they won the League Championship, FA Cup, League Cup and European Cup Winner’s Cup. Manchester City have won 4 Premier League, 5 FA Cup, 4 FA Shield and 1 UEFA Cup Winner’s Cup.
Juventus F. C. (Juve)
Followers: 30.3 million
Founded in 1897 as Sport-Club Juventus by a group of young Torinese students, Juventus Football Club is a professional Italian association football club based in Turin, Piedmont. The club has won 32 Series A titles, 11 Coppa Italia, 2 Intercontinental Cup, 2 UEFA Super Cup and 2 UEFA Champions League.
Paris Saint-Germain Football Club (PSG)
Followers: 32.7 million
Founded on 12 August 1970, the 46 year old football club is the 8 th most followed football club. The club’s domination in the French club football has been unparallel. Domestically, Paris SG have won six Ligue 1 titles, a record ten Coupes de France, a record six Coupes de la Ligue, six Trophées des Champions and one Ligue 2 title. In international club football, Paris have won one UEFA Cup Winner’s Cup and one UEFA Intertoto Cup.
Liverpool F.C. (LFC)
Followers: 37.3 million
LFC also known as The Reds is a professional association football club based in Liverpool, England. The club has won 5 European Cups, 3 UEFA Cups, 3 UEFA Super Cups, 18 League titles, 7 FA Cups, a record 8 League Cups, and 15 FA Community Shields.
F. C. Bayern München (FC Bayern)
Followers: 46.8 million
FC Bayern was founded in 1900 by 11 football players, led by Franz John. It is one of the most dominating clubs in Bundesliga. The club has won 26 German Championships, 18 DFB-Pokal, 5 UEFA Champions League, 1 UEFA Europa League, 1 UEFA Super Cup, 1 Intercontinental Cup, 1 FIFA Club World Cup and 1 Continental Treble, Domestic Treble and European Treble each.
Arsenal F.C. (The Gunners)
Followers: 50.6 million
According to Forbes, The Gunners are the second most valuable in England, worth $2.0 billion. Arsenal has been one of the dominating clubs in English football. The club has won 13 League Title, 12 FA Cups (a joint record), two League Cups, 14 FA Community Shields, one UEFA Cup Winner’s Cup and one Inter-Cities Fairs Cup.
Followers: 59.5 million
Founded in 1905, the English club has Stamford Bridge as its home ground. The club’s greatest period of success has come during the last two decades; winning 21 trophies. Chelsea have won five national league titles, seven FA Cups, five League Cups and four FA Community Shields, one UEFA Champions League, two UEFA Cup Winner’s Cups, one UEFA Europa League and one UEFA Super Cup, the UEFA Champions League. Chelsea are the only British club, to have won all three main UEFA club competitions.
Manchester United F.C. (The Red Devils)
Followers: 88.4 million
In 2015 M.U.F.C. was the world’s most valuable football brand. Manchester United have won 20 League Titles, 12 FA Cups, four League Cups and 21 FA Community Shields. The club has also won three European Cups, one UEFA Cup Winner’s Cup, one UEFA Super Cup, one Intercontinental Cup and one FIFA Club World Cup and a treble comprising Premier League, the FA Cup and the UEFA Champions League.
Real Madrid C. F.
Followers: 141 million
Commonly reffered to as Blancos(Whites), Real was the world’s highest earning football club in 2015-2016 season, with an annual revenue of €577 million. Blancos are the most dominating club in European history with a record 11 UEFA Champions League and 32 La Liga Titles. Real have also won 19 Copa del Rey, nine Supercopa de España, a Copa Eva Duarte, and a Copa de la Liga. In international football, the club has won a record 11 European Cup/UEFA Champions League titles, a joint record three Intercontinental Cups, two UEFA Cups, three UEFA Super Cups and two FIFA Club World Cups.
F. C. Barcelona
Followers: 145 million
Barcelona is one of the most supported teams in the world, and has the largest social media following in the world among sports teams. Barca have won a record 11 Ballon d’Or awards and 7 FIFA World Player of the Year awards. With the likes of Messi, Suarez and Neymar Jr the club has the most dominating attacking trident in the football history. Barca have won 24 La Liga, 28 Copa del Rey, 5 UEFA Super Cup, 3 FIFA Club World Cup, 5 UEFA Champions League, 2 continental treble consisting of La Liga, Copa del Rey, and the UEFA Champions League and the only club in the football history to win Sixtuple i.e. winning all the six competitions in a single year.
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