Who said football isn’t huge globally? Not me, however most would think I am talking about the American style of football as in the NFL. Not when it comes to Twitter followers. The powerhouse football club, FC Barcelona, with great history and global FIFA stars such as Lionel Messi playing for them has over 7.7 million followers currently on their Twitter account.
All 32 of the NFL teams combined only currently have 7.17 million followers. That’s pretty darn impressive any way you look at it. Whether selling team merchandise or tickets, the communication with that many fans is a social media Olympic Gold on a daily basis.
Here’s the breakdown as of this article being published:
FC Barcelona 7.7M Followers
NY Jets 523,813
NY Giants 416,679
32 NFL Teams Combined 7.17 Million Twitter Followers