The most popular teams around the world


Have you ever think about what the most popular teams around the world are? Popularity can be determined by many factors. However, in today’s world, we all know that social media plays a big role in it. So we have focused on most followed clubs to elaborate a top ten counting Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, and Tik Tok followers.

As you can guess, it’s Football teams that dominate the most popular teams around the world, the most popular teams in America follow the football giants with NBA teams coming in second and NFL teams third

… So let’s take a look at what they are!

Real Madrid – 254.7 m

Instagram: 100 m

Facebook: 111 m

Twitter: 37.6 m

Tik Tok: 6.1 m

Did you have doubts about this? We didn’t! The popularity of Real Madrid and its worldwide appeal it’s know to all. This was corroborated this past 29th June when Real Madrid became the first sporting institution in the world to reach 100 million Instagram followers. This is not the first time they achieve a milestone like this, in August 2017 they also pass 100 million followers on Facebook.

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Barcelona – 248.4 m

Instagram: 97.8 m

Facebook: 104 m

Twitter: 37.1 m

Tik Tok: 9.5 m

The second one is not a surprise either. Barcelona has 248.4 million social media followers. The Blaugrana team, one of the richest football clubs in the world, is admired not only for their players, managers, and football brand but also as a homegrown talent. Early this year insights told us Barcelona is the sporting club which most likes, comments, and shares have reached for the sixth consecutive year.

Manchester United – 117.7 m

Instagram: 41.2 m

Facebook: 73.3 m

Twitter: 868.8 k

Tik Tok: 2.3 m

The third-place goes to Manchester United, one of the most successful clubs in the world. Manchester United has won a record 13 titles in the Premier League since the top flight of English football was given that new name in 1992.  They have 3 Champions League titles and for years they were the richest club in the world.

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Chelsea – 98 m

Instagram: 27.5 m

Facebook: 49.9 m

Twitter: 17.2 m

Tik Tok: 3.4 m

Chelsea, one of the best English football teams, raised eight trophies during the decade including the 2012 and 2021 Champions League titles, two Europa League, and six Premier League titles.

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Juventus – 107.2 m

Instagram: 49.5 m

Facebook: 45.4 m

Twitter: 9.3 m

Tik Tok: 3.3 m

In recent years, Juventus is trying to position itself alongside clubs with massive global appeal and huge budgets like Real Madrid, Barcelona, or Manchester United. The signing of Cristiano Ronaldo was perfect to help the Italian team get that. 24 hours after his move to Turin, Juve’s social media gained more than 2,2 million followers. Since then, the figure has not stopped increasing.

PSG – 98.9 m

Instagram: 36.1 m

Facebook: 43.7 m

Twitter: 9.1 m

Tik Tok: 10 m

Paris Saint Germain is the only French club on this list. After Qatar Sports Investments bought the club, its expectations and goals increased. In the 2014-15 season, PSG became the benchmark team in French football after winning the treble: League, League Cup, and French Cup. During last years, signings as Neymar or Mbappé have increased PSG popularity.

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Liverpool – 92.2 m

Instagram: 31.3 m

Facebook: 39.2 m

Twitter: 17.4 m

Tik tok: 4.3 m

Liverpool is one of the most successful clubs in world football and has a hugely loyal fanbase. Liverpool won their first Premier League title in 2020. Its 63 titles include 6 Champions League titles which is by far the best of the English clubs

Bayern – 90.4 m

Instagram: 27 m

Facebook: 53 m

Twitter: 5.5 m

Tik Tok: 4.9 m

2020 was one of the most successful years in FC Bayern’s history. With the treble of Bundesliga, DFB Cup, and Champions League, as well as the German and European Super Cup, Hansi Flick’s team was consolidated as one of the most successful teams in Europe.

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Manchester City – 78.8 m

Instagram: 24.6 m

Facebook: 40.6 m

Twitter: 10 m

Tik Tok: 3.6 m

Manchester City is one of the most popular and richest clubs of the Premier League, so it’s not surprising their followers are growing very rapidly.  They have won seven Premier League titles, including the 2020/21 season

Arsenal – 76.4 m

Instagram: 19.4 m

Facebook: 38.4

Twitter: 17.6 m

Tik tok: 1 m

Despite only two Premier League titles and no Champions League silverware, the gunners still have a massive following. 

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