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SBD Global/August 8, 2013/Media

Barcelona, Real Madrid Top Rankings Of World's Top 30 Teams On Twitter, Facebook

Barcelona and Real Madrid are the most popular teams in the world in terms of the clubs' followers on Twitter and Facebook, according to rankings by marketing agency ZenithOptimedia. On Facebook, Barcelona, is No. 1 with 42.7 million followers, followed by Real Madrid with 38.4 million, ManU with 33.7 million, Chelsea with 17.2 million and the NBA L.A. Lakers with 16.4 million. Of the top 10 teams in the world in terms of Facebook friends, seven are football clubs, two play are NBA teams while the other is F1 team Ferrari. Barcelona and Real Madrid also lead the way on Twitter, with 9.1 million and 7.9 million followers, respectively. Rounding out the top five in Twitter followers are the Lakers, with 3.1 million followers, EPL Arsenal with 2.4 million and Chelsea with 2.3 million. Six of the 10 most popular teams in the world on Twitter are football clubs, with each of the remaining four members of the NBA. Below are charts ranking the top clubs on Facebook and Twitter (CLARIN, 8/6).

Ranking Of Most Followed Teams On Facebook
Rank Team Sport Country Followers
1. Barcelona Football Spain 42.7M
Real Madrid Football Spain 38.4M
ManU Football U.K. 33.7M
4. Chelsea Football U.K. 17.2M
5. L.A. Lakers Basketball U.S. 16.4M
6. AC Milan Football Italy 15.7M
Arsenal Football U.K. 14.1M
Football U.K. 12.2M
Ferrari F1 Italy 11.8M
10. Chicago Bulls Basketball U.S. 8.7M
11. Miami Heat Basketball U.S. 8.2M
12. Indian Cricket Cricket India 7.7M
13. Bayern Munich Football Germany 7.5M
14. Boston Celtics Basketball U.S. 6.9M
15. N.Y. Yankees Baseball U.S. 6.3M

Ranking Of Most Followed Teams On Twitter
Rank Team Sport Country Followers
1. Barcelona Football Spain 9.1M
Real Madrid Football Spain 7.9M
L.A. Lakers Basketball U.S. 3.1M
4. Arsenal Football U.K. 2.4M
5. Chelsea Football U.K. 2.2M
6. Liverpool Football U.K. 1.7M
Miami Heat Basketball U.S. 1.4M
AC Milan
Football Italy 1.4M
Boston Celtics Basketball U.S. 1.11M
10. Orlando Magic Basketball U.S. 1.10M
11. Man City Football U.K. 909,982
12. N.Y. Yankees Baseball U.S. 906,697
13. Chicago Bulls Basketball U.S. 832,605
14. N.Y. Knicks Basketball U.S. 637,218
15. Paris St. Germain Football France 627,942
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