El Barça guanya la quarta Copa d’Europa a Wembley (2011)

2011 is quickly coming to an end and each year the culture’s zeitgeist is reflected in the most searched terms on Google over the course of the year. In terms of events, within the context of football, three of the most searched terms in 2011 in Spain are linked to FC Barcelona: the final of the Champions League against Manchester United, Éric Abidal and Thiago Alcántara.

Champions League final 2011: This was the most searched footballing term on Google by internet users in Spain this year. Many users were interested in the game, which ended 3-1 for Barça thanks to their brilliant play.

Éric Abidal: The first proper name on the list, ahead of the Brazilian, Neymar. His first official goal for FC Barcelona, the announcement and subsequent surgery on his liver, his return against Real Madrid and the iconic image of him lifting the Champions League trophy at Wembley were factors in the player’s online popularity.

Thiago Alcántara: The midfielder’s ascent through the Azulgrana ranks this year did not go unnoticed. The player’s first team contract, his excellent form at the Under-21 Euro and his brilliant performances with FC Barcelona made him an instant online favourite.

Top 10 searches

Here are the 2011 Top 10 football searches in Google:

1.- Champions League final 2011
2.- Pichichi Liga BBVA
3.- Éric Abidal
4.- Neymar
5.- Nuri Sahin
6.- Thiago Alcántara
7.- Euro 2012
8.- Ezequiel Garay
9.- Second Division B results
10.- Liga Adelante