Barça now has more than 50 million Facebook fans, thus consolidating its position as the leading sports club
The Club gained a further 11 million fans in 2013 with plenty of innovative actions for its worldwide support base
Dídac Lee, the director responsible for new technologies, said that “it is an honour and a responsibility to reach this figure, which is further porrof that we are the most loved sports team in the world”
Top 5 countries with most Barça fans on Facebook
1. Indonesia 4,730,001 (9.5%)
2. Mexico 3,468,793 (6.9%)
3. Brazil 2,520,088 (5.0%)
4. USA 2,083,584 (4.2%)
5. Turkey 1,747,467 (3.5%)
1. Cairo 746,000
2. Mexico City 666,000
3. Jakarta 623,000
4. Lima 481,000
5. Bogota 420,000
FC Barcelona now has 50 million fans on Facebook, the biggest social network in the world, and one of the seven different networks in which the club is present. Barça is the worldwide leader in terms of sports teams, with more followers than any other club or franchise on the planet. In the last two years, FC Barcelona’s work has been recognised internationally in the form of such accolades as the Social Star Awards, presented to the most influential organisations and people in each sector.
Since it started in October 2009, the Facebook page has become one of the most important instruments used by the club to keep its fans informed around the world. The regular publication of new content, including posts containing videos and photos, has kept users constantly up to date with what is happening at the club. The foreign countries with the highest number of fans are Indonesia, with 4.7 million, Mexico (3.4), Brazil (2.5), the United States (2.1) and Turkey (1.7), and FC Barcelona now has one of the 30 most popular Facebook pages in the whole world.
Fan every second in 2013
Top 5 languages with most Barça fans on Facebook
1. Spanish 9.8 million
2. English 9.4 million
3. Indonesian 4.6 million
4. French 3.8 million
5. Portuguese 2.5 million
In 2013, FC Barcelona consolidated this position by gaining an additional 11 million fans, and the post at the end of the incredible comeback against AC Milan in the Champions League was the most ‘liked’ in the history of the fan-page, with half a million people clicking the button, 3.2 million people making comments and generating 10 million new fans of the page. Other than high numbers, the other important factor is the importance of the service, including the historic opportunity for supporters all around the world to interact in real time with Cesc Fàbregas in a Q&A session.
Not just on Facebook, but in the club’s whole 2.0 presence, Barça gained 32 million new fans on social networks last year, which amounts to an incredible one new fan every second.
Most loved in the world
Dídac Lee, the director responsible for New Technologies, said that "being the top sports club in the world by reaching 50 million worldwide fans on Facebook is an honour and at the same time a responsibility to our supporters … We are grateful to them all, it is them who have made this possible … Barça is the most loved club in the world and this is further proof of that.”
It’s worth noting that the United States is one of the best represented countries on FC Barcelona’s Facebook page. Of the 50 million Barça fans on the site, over 2 million of them reside in the United States.