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Premier League clubs RANKED by popularity across social media

Manchester United crowned the ‘most popular’ Premier League club across social media.

  • Manchester United has the highest social media following in the Premier League, with a combined total of 171 million followers across social media. 
  • Chelsea and Liverpool are the second and third most popular clubs on social media. 
  • Tottenham Hotspur is the most followed Premier League club on TikTok, with 13 million followers. 

New research reveals that Manchester United is the most popular club in the Premier League on social media. 

Research conducted by betting experts Betpack examined the verified social media profiles of each football club in this season’s Premier League to reveal which club has the highest social media following. The analysis was based on each club’s combined number of followers across TikTok, Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.  

The study revealed that Manchester United is the most followed Premier League club on social media, with more than 171 million combined followers across different platforms. As one of the most widely supported football clubs worldwide, Manchester United has 76 million followers on Facebook; this follower count alone is substantially higher than any club’s following on any social media platform. Additionally, the club also has the highest number of followers on Instagram, with 54 million followers. Manchester United’s forward Cristiano Ronaldo is also currently the most followed person on Instagram, with 398 million followers. 

Manchester United and Ronaldo league the Premier League’s social media presence.

Chelsea is the second-most followed club in the Premier League, the study reveals. With more than 107 million combined followers, Chelsea is the most popular London-based team, holding the second-highest amount of Facebook followers – 51 million – and the second most popular club on Twitter, with more than 19 million followers. Midfielder N’Golo Kanté is currently the most popular Chelsea player on Instagram, with 12.6 million followers. 

The third most followed Premier League club is Liverpool, with a combined 100 million followers across social media. Liverpool has the second-highest number of followers on Instagram, with more than 35 million followers, and the third most popular club on Twitter with 19 million followers. Currently, Liverpool’s most-followed player on Instagram is forward Mohamed Salah, with a vast 47 million followers.  

Chelsea and Liverpool battle for second and third in social media rankings, much like the Premier League table.

Manchester City places as the fourth most popular club in the Premier League, raking in more than 87 million followers across multiple social media platforms. For instance, the club has 41 million Facebook followers – the third-highest overall – and is the fourth most popular Premier League club on Instagram, securing 38 million followers.  

Man City are one of the most successful Premier League teams of recent years, and rank fourth respectively.

The research found that Premier League club Arsenal has a combined total of 80 million followers, making them the fifth most popular club on social media. As the second most-followed London club, Arsenal is the fourth most popular club on Twitter with 18.5 million followers, as well as the fifth most followed club on Instagram, with more than 21 million followers. 

Tottenham Hotspur also features as one of the most followed clubs in the Premier League, with more than 55 million followers across different social media platforms. Despite placing as the sixth most followed club in the Premier League, Tottenham is the most followed club on TikTok, with 13 million followers and a total of 94.4 million likes. 

Arsenal win the social media North London Derby, with a 25 million gap between the sides

A spokesperson for Betpack.com commented on the findings: “The Premier League is the world’s richest and most popular football league, which is demonstrated in each club’s vast social media following. Today, social media completely dominates the way fans interact and engage with the clubs they are passionate about, so it is fascinating to see each club’s popularity across the platforms. 

The phrase ‘Manchester United top the table by a distance’ is usually associated with the glory days of Sir Alex Ferguson, but their social media dominance is clear to see. Supporters of the club will no doubt hope they can start converting online success into real life trophies.” 

This research was conducted by betting experts Betpack, which provides in-depth reviews of betting sites and provides comprehensive lists and reviews for users.

Top 10 Premier League clubs with the highest social media following
2021/22 TeamCombined total followers 
Manchester United171,800,000 
Chelsea107,300,000 
Liverpool100,300,000 
Manchester City87,200,000 
Arsenal80,300,000 
Tottenham Hotspur55,600,000 
Leicester City18,000,000 
Everton10,200,000 
Aston Villa8,500,000 
West Ham United7,749,800 

Credit goes to www.betpack.com for conducting the research.

Sources: Instagram, Facebook, TikTok, Twitter.