43 million Twitter users follow a football club as Football Social Media grows in 2012

Sean Walsh

Founder of Digital-Football.com and leading Football Social Media expert.

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4 Responses

  1. MrMyXI says:

    I totally agree that Twitter is an excellent way to engage with fans, other established social networks also have a firm place in this growth too.

    From what I have seen, there are quite a few new social networks gearing up to take them on.

    Do you think they will be able to compete against the giants?

  2. Mark C says:

    Not surprised to see three Brazilian teams on there because it’s supposedly one of the fastest growing markets, but I am surprised United’s official account only has 780,000 or so, less than 10% of Barcelona’s.

    • Sean Walsh says:

      Hi Mark,

      Brazil is absolutely flying at the moment – as are other clubs in South America. The WC in 2014 will only help this further. United have only recently joined Twitter, which is why their figure is much lower.


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