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Man Utd only third as top 20 football clubs with the most social media followers ranked

Man Utd only third as top 20 football clubs with the most social media followers ranked

Manchester United have only ranked in third place across social media followings in world football.

The world's best-supported football clubs have been ranked in terms of their follower count on social media, with Manchester United only coming in at third.

The dominance of United while under the guidance of Sir Alex Ferguson from 1986 to 2013 now seems like a distant memory, having previously been viewed as one of, if not the top, club in the world.

However, with the likes of David Moyes, Louis van Gaal, Jose Mourinho, Ralf Rangnick, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer and now Erik ten Hag at the helm, United have gradually slipped down the table.

The club currently sit seventh in the Premier League standings, having already dropped out of the Champions League after finishing rock bottom of Group A, but it isn't only the league table they've plummeted in.

A study by Football Benchmark has measured the total social media followers for top clubs across the world on Facebook. X (formerly known as Twitter), Instagram, YouTube, TikTok and Weibo, with United only coming in at third.

The total figure of followers for United stands at around 224.5 million, with La Liga giants Real Madrid and Barcelona taking the top two spots.

Los Blancos top the table with 415 million, while Xavi's Barcelona come in just behind with 391.7 million.

The full table, which includes teams such as Paris Saint Germain, Manchester City and Bayern Munich, can be seen in the diagram below.

Social media followings via Football Benchmark
Social media followings via Football Benchmark

The followings for each club included in the graphic can be seen here:

  1. Real Madrid - 415m followers
  2. Barcelona - 391.7m followers
  3. Man United - 224.5m followers
  4. PSG - 189.6m followers
  5. Man City - 156.3m followers
  6. Chelsea - 151.7m followers
  7. Juventus - 147.1m followers
  8. Liverpool - 136.9m followers
  9. Bayern - 130.7m followers
  10. Arsenal - 104.1m followers
  11. Tottenham - 95.3m followers
  12. AC Milan - 70.3m followers
  13. Inter Milan - 64.1m followers
  14. Dortmund - 57.1m followers
  15. Flamengo - 52.5m followers
  16. Atletico Madrid - 50.9m followers
  17. Al Ahly - 46.9m followers
  18. Galatasaray - 44.9m followers
  19. Al Nassr - 43.8m followers
  20. Roma - 35.1m followers
Featured Image Credit: Getty

Topics: Manchester United, Erik Ten Hag, Premier League, Football, Barcelona, Real Madrid