Facebook Loves FC Barcelona
FC Barcelona’s fans love Barça in real life and digitally and now the the club has exceeded the 100 million mark on Facebook, amassing 3.6 million new followers after the comeback against PSG. If Barca Facebook fans were a country, it would be the 14th most populated on the planet.
With more than 1.8 billion people world wide every month — that is more than 1.15 billion active users every day — Facebook is the world’s coffeehouse.
The special blend of intimate posts from real friends mixed with news articles and sports scores gives this social network a personalized world — unique to each user.
With 300 million pictures uploaded every day, Facebook is the go to place beloved by the 25 to 34 crowd — a soccer loving group which happily supports their heroes and teams digitally.
Cristiano Ronaldo has more than 120,463,013 LIKES on Facebook. Real Madrid has 101,115,537 and now FC Barcelona has cracked the 100+ Million mark with 100,047,116. Lionel Messi has only 88,310,702 LIKES.
It is hard to get people to pay attention nowadays and reaching the milestone of 100 million ‘likes’ on Facebook is an achievement which reinforces Barça’s position as one of the most admired, loved, and global clubs on the planet.
The scale of the achievement can be put into perspective when compared to the Camp Nou’s capacity.
Camp Nou stadium holds a maximum 98,000 of soccer fans and would need to be filled around 1,000 times to fit in all of their Facebook fans.
Another comparison which helps contextualize the milestone:
If Barça’s Facebook fans were a country, it would be the 14th most populated in the planet, above the likes of Egypt, Germany, Turkey or the United Kingdom.
FC Barcelona joined Facebook in October 2009 and the recent epic comeback against PSG (6-1) has led to considerable growth in the last few weeks on the social media site and the photo of Messi’s celebration has become the most successful content ever to be posted on Barça’s Facebook page.
Barça has used Facebook to help make the Camp Nou experience accessible in all corners of the globe.
During the Clásico in December 2016, FC Barcelona redefined its strategy to help improve the fans’ experience via the use of 360º videos and streaming on Facebook Live.
The countries with the most Barça fans are Indonesia, Mexico and Brazil followed by Egypt, India and the United States.
America is most of all is enamored with Facebook — one in five page views comes from the USA — and FC Barcelona is proud of its growing fanbase in the states.
In addition to the 100 million fans the Club has another 30 million on Facebook thanks to the ‘likes’ from around the world for the official pages of Barça’s professional sections, the FCB Foundation, La Masia, the supporters’ clubs and the women’s team.
On Instagram, the Catalans are about to surpass the 50 million mark; on the Club’s multiple Twitter accounts they have reached 41 million followers; while on Youtube they have around three million subscribers.
Among all the social media outlets, FC Barcelona has over 280 million fans around the world.