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Europe: number of Instagram followers of leading football clubs 2018

Without a doubt, fandom is big in football. With over 55 million Instagram followers each Real Madrid and Barcelona are among the most popular European football clubs in social media. After the two Spanish clubs, third in the ranking comes Manchester United with 21.5 million followers and fourth, Bayern München with 12.3 million followers.

Football clubs from Europe and parts of Asia compete annually in the top-ranked UEFA club competition UEFA Champions League.

   The Union of European Football Associations (UEFA) is the administrative body for association football in Europe and parts of Asia. It is one of the six confederations of FIFA, the global governing body for football. UEFA was founded in June 1954 in Switzerland and initially consisted of 25 associations. Membership doubled by the early 1990s and today it consists of 55 national association members.

Real Madrid is the most successful team in the history of Champions League.

   Los Blancos, famous with their iconic all white primary kit, have lifted the Champions League trophy a total of 13 times. The club has also made the most appearances in the competition, taking part 48 times since its inaugural season in 1955. 

Number of Instagram followers of the highest valued football associations in Europe in 2018

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Release date

June 2018



Survey time period

1st January 2018

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