BrandArena: Barcelona Hit 50 Million Global Fans Likes On Facebook

Saturday 4 January 2014

Barcelona Hit 50 Million Global Fans Likes On Facebook

Spanish Liga football club Barcelona has claimed a new record by announcing that it has become the first sports club to hit 50 million fans 'likes' on social networking site Facebook.

The current Liga title holder said it now has one of the 30 most popular Facebook pages in the world, adding about 11 million fans in 2013 alone.  It’s top-five foreign fan bases on Facebook are Indonesia (4.7 million), Mexico (3.4 million), Brazil (2.5 million), the United States (2.1 million) and Turkey (1.7 million).

“Being the top sports club in the world by reaching 50 million worldwide fans on Facebook is an honour and at the same time a responsibility to our supporters. Barça is the most loved club in the world and this is further proof of that”, the club said.

Barcelona opened its Facebook account in October 2009 and it is one of seven different platforms on which the club has a presence through its ‘2.0’ digital media strategy.

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