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Barcelona edge Real Madrid on Facebook

On a random Football note, F.C. Barcelona are said to be the most popular sports club on Facebook. With over 7 Million fans, the Catalan giants have registered more fans than rivals Real Madrid and Premier League club, Manchester United.

“This is further evidence that FC Barcelona is the most supported club in the world, way ahead of the opposition.” A statement read on Barca’s official website.

With more than 80 percent of the Facebook fans under the age of 35,  it seems that Spanish champions have about 1 million more fans than Real Madrid as Los Merengues are reported to have just over 6 million. As for Manchester United? Although they do sit in 3rd place, they still haven’t reached 5 million fans yet.

A very interesting tidbit as I always thought that Real Madrid would for sure have more of a fan base than Barcelona on a Social Networking site. Spain make up most of the F.C. Barcelona fan page as Indonesia, Turkey, France and the United States as well are also among the countries that have a majority of Barcelona fans, according to reports from Facebook.

This actually proves one of my cases in which I say Football/Soccer is the number 1 sport in the world. The National Basketball Association would be recognized in 4th place on Facebook but with just over 4 million fans, they are not even close to touching fan bases of Barcelona or Real Madrid.

Find this interesting? Surprised Barcelona has more fans according to Facebook? Feel free to share your thoughts in the comment section below.

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