Which Football Team Has The Most Fans?

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The world of sport is one of the few things that united people around the world and football one such sport that brings people from different hemispheres to celebrate and cheer together.

Football is a passionate sport so it does not come as a surprise that every club in the world has a number of fans praying and hoping for them in every game.

Though some clubs do not have a worldwide fan base, some clubs are more popular than a few countries on this planet.

There are a number of top clubs, mainly in Europe, that have the widest fan base in the sport but which club has the most fans worldwide?

A number of top class clubs like Bayern Munich, Real Madrid and Borussia Dortmund are some of the most followed clubs around the world but the 3rd year running, English football outfit Manchester United are the club with the widest fan base at the moment.

The Red Devils, as they are called, have not been successful in recent years but they are the joint most successful club in England in the history of the game and are easily the most popular club around the world.

They lifted the League Cup in England just a fortnight ago, which was their 42nd major honor, the highest for a club in the country.

United have also won 20 Premier League titles, 12 FA Cups, three European titles and two FIFA Club World Cups, totaling 42 major trophies.

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Spanish outfit Barcelona comes close to Manchester United in this popularity count but the English Premier League, the domestic competition in which Manchester United play, is more globally watched, making the club more popular.

As of the end of the previous year, Manchester United have around 690m active fans making them the most watched club in the world.

With more than 3m followers on Twitter and Facebook, United is also one of the most followed club on social media and their history under Sir Alex Ferguson, who retired a few years ago has a lot to do with this.

In terms of official memberships, Bayern Munich leads the race but again, Manchester United is reaching a wider audience in the last decade and will stay a slightly more popular figure than the German outfit.

The English outfit has only gained in brand value over the years and though they are going through some rough times at the moment, they have always been a popular club and will remain in the top place for years to come.

 

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