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Published on December 29th, 2017 | by Guest

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Sports Starburst on Social Media [Infographic]

61% of worldwide sports viewers follow sports online. That is a huge percentile, given the enormous base of sports fans. Fans feel obliged to follow their favorite sports clubs and stars on social media. You know; a moral responsibility that also comes with pleasure!

Let’s take a closer look at who the most popular sports clubs and stars are on social media. The numbers are pretty staggering and will continue to rise. Furthermore, you can find more amazing facts about social media and sports in the infographic compiled by industry experts from Betting Sites.

Popular Sports Clubs on Social Media

Facebook

The first place goes to Spanish football club…Real Madrid, which has 104.7 million Facebook fans.
The second place goes to…FC Barcelona, with 102.8 million Facebook fans.
In third is the UK’s Manchester United, who have 73.7 million Facebook fans.

Twitter

The first place goes to…Real Madrid with 24.3 million followers on Twitter.
The second place goes to…FCB with 21.9 million followers on Twitter.
The third Place goes to…Manchester United with 11.9 million followers on Twitter.
Well done, world’s most popular sports clubs! But, remember, you are where you are because of your fans.

Popular Sports Stars on Social Media

Let’s start with popular male sports stars.

Facebook

The first place goes to…Cristiano Ronaldo. He has 122.1 million Facebook fans.
The second place goes to…Leonel Messi. He has 89 million Facebook fans.
The third place goes to…Neymar. He has 59.8 million Facebook fans.

Twitter

The first place goes to…Cristiano Ronaldo. He has 54.5 million followers on Twitter.
The second place goes to…Lebron James. He has 37 million followers on Twitter.
The third place goes to…Neymar. He has 30.2 million followers on Twitter.

Instagram

The first place goes to…Cristiano Ronaldo. He has 82.9 million Instagram followers.
The second place goes to…Neymar. He has 62.6 million Instagram followers.
The third place goes to…Leonel Messi. He has 60.1 million Instagram followers.
Congratulations, Cristiano Ronaldo! He is the top famous sports star across all social media channels. Impressive! Both the sports star and his fans should be proud of such accomplishment.

Now, it’s the most popular female sports stars’ turn!

Facebook

The first place goes to…Maria Sharapova with 15.4 million likes on Facebook.
The second place goes to…Ronda Rousey with 11.4 million likes on Facebook.
The third place goes to…Serena Williams with 5.2 million likes on Facebook.

Twitter

The first place goes to…Serena Williams with 8.77 million followers on Twitter.
The second place goes to…Maria Sharapova with 6.32 million followers on Twitter.
The third place goes to…Ronda Rousey with 6.43 million followers on Twitter.

Instagram

The first place goes to…Ronda Rousey with 9.6 million Instagram followers.
The second place goes to…Nikki Bella with 6.2 million Instagram followers.
The third place goes to…Serena Williams with 6.1 million Instagram followers.

Are you impressed with the numbers? Or, have you already noticed that they are outdated? Good job! But, don’t blame us. The follower bases of sports clubs and stars like them increase by every minute. While you were reading this, they have probably acquired thousands or more followers each. That’s the power of social media.

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