Real Madrid still tops European teams with the largest fan base

Real Madrid still tops European teams with the largest fan base

Eric Munene 13:03 - 08.06.2024

The clubs with the most following across all social media platforms

In today's digital age, football clubs are not just battling it out on the pitch; they are also competing fiercely for supremacy in the realm of social media.

With billions of fans worldwide glued to platforms like Facebook, X, Instagram, and YouTube, these digital arenas have become battlegrounds where clubs vie for followers, engagement, and brand visibility.

Join us as we delve into the world of social media metrics to uncover the top contenders in this digital showdown, exploring the most followed football clubs online and what drives their immense popularity in the digital sphere.

Real Madrid (500M)

As of September 22nd last year Real Madrid confirmed to have a fan base of 500 million football lovers. With a massive global fanbase, Real Madrid consistently ranked among the most followed clubs across all social media platforms. Their success on the pitch, historic legacy, and iconic players have contributed to their immense popularity.

FC Barcelona (360M)

Barcelona's status as one of the most successful clubs in football history, along with their trademark style of play embodies by players like Frankie De Jong, has garnered them a vast following on social media.

Manchester United (216M)

One of the most storied clubs in English football, Manchester United boasts a huge fanbase around the world. Their success in the Premier League and iconic players have helped them accumulate a large following for them

Paris Saint-Germain (PSG) (184M)

PSG's rise to prominence in European football, fueled by significant investment and marquee signings, has boosted their global appeal and social media following. Although the departure of their star man Kylian Mbappe has registered a slight decline in their numbers.

Manchester City (158M)

Manchester City's recent success in the Premier League and their approach to engaging with fans through social media have contributed to their growing presence on these platforms.

Juventus (155M)

With a rich history and a star-studded lineup that has included the likes of Cristiano Ronaldo, Juventus has established a significant presence on social media, particularly in recent years.

Liverpool FC (145M)

Liverpool's passionate fan base, combined with their recent successes in the Premier League and Champions League, has translated into a strong presence on social media platforms.

Chelsea FC (142M)

Chelsea's success in both domestic and international competitions, along with their active engagement with fans on social media platforms and extravagant spending, has helped them amass a substantial following online.

FC Bayern Munich (137M)

Bayern Munich's dominance in German football, their consistent performances in the UEFA Champions League and them acquiring Kane’s signature have helped them attract fans from around the world, reflected in their social media following.

Arsenal FC (102M)

Arsenal's longstanding presence in English football, coupled with their attractive style of play and global fan base, has contributed to their large following on social media.