FC Barcelona Is the Most Popular Soccer Team Worldwide on Facebook
The Spanish team has more than 12 million fans or 122 times the number of fans that regularly pack its Camp Nou Stadium.
MADRID -- Spanish soccer team FC Barcelona is the most popular side worldwide in Facebook, with more than 12 million fans or the equivalent of 122 times the number of fans that regularly pack its Camp Nou Stadium, according to a report in Spanish daily El Pais.
The team, which beat Shakhtar in the first leg of the Champions’ League quarterfinals match 5-1 Wednesday, is followed by Manchester United with some 11.5 million and Real Madrid with 11 million.
Teams like Chelsea, Arsenal or Liverpool barely circle the 5 million fan mark, while Milan, Bayern Munich and Olympique de Lyon have minimal numbers, according to the report.