Cristiano Ronaldo rank 'world's most popular footballer' - the independent

Football players have social media status and its glory in the social media world ranked according to their., an online analytical tool that quantifies and aggregated levels according to social media fame numbers, has drawn up a list of the most "popular" stars.

Cristiano Ronaldo has the world's most popular footballer Lionel Messi and Kak? completed the first three classified been.

England internationals David Beckham (4), Wayne Rooney (6), Steven Gerrard (13) and Rio Ferdinand (14) are also the top-20.

Premier League Star Fernando Torres (8), CESC Fàbregas (9), Didier Drogba (17) and Robin van Persie (18) also feature.

The site rated like the number which, following or views on Facebook, Twitter and YouTube, as well as taking into account "fan engagement" ("Retweets" and comments of football players) by using a weighting system is complicated.

Players like Ronaldo, with all three social media platforms are catapulted unsurprisingly the hierarchy of social media.

Ronaldo has an amazing 32 million Facebook fans, 3.7 million twitter followers and almost five million YouTube views.

Kak?, on the other hand has 5.3 million twitter followers (more than any other professional football player), but compared to Ronaldo, has only a scant 10.7 million Facebook fans. On the other hand, Messi, has 23 million fans on the social networking website.

England star Rooney and Ferdinand are some way behind in the Twitter inserts with only 1.2 million and 1.4 million followers, while Gerrard Karg has 10,000.

Famecount also examined the social media status of football and suggests that by far and away the most popular Premier League club are United Manchester.

More than 18 million Facebook have followers, while third placed Chelsea have 6.8 million compared to runner-up, only 7.2 million have arsenal and Sir Alex Ferguson Seite.

At the opposite end of the table of Wigan Athletic are on place lowest, sitting in 19th place with almost 3500 Facebook fans. Bolton Wanderers have no Facebook fans page and are then not included in the list.

On the world scale, take third place in social media status Manchester. The Red Devils attract fans from around the world and even sit up American sports teams LA Lakers, Boston Celtics and the New York Yankees in the popularity stakes.

Real Madrid take look place overall with about two million twitter followers and almost 40 million YouTube. Barcelona bitter rivals 55 million YouTube sitting in second place with a million twitter followers and a staggering view.

The Famecount analysis shows the growing importance of social media sites in the perceived gap between fans to close top level athletes and professional teams.

However, if the negative influence of social media platforms like Twitter was well documented in recent weeks and their use by individuals in the eyes of the public remains a controversial issue.

via:News Sports

Cristiano Ronaldo rank 'world's most popular footballer' - the independent