Have you ever wonder which football clubs are the most supported in the world? Which football clubs have won the most trophies in the world? Let’s take a look at them.
Real Madrid comes at the first place in the list of football clubs with most fans in the world. The club has become the most successful football club in Europe with 9 Champion Leagues and 32 LaLiga titles. They have a tendency to buy superstars and that’s the reason why they are called Galacticos (meaning “galactic” in Spanish). But particularly, this word refers to footballers at superstar levels.
Great players like Zinedine Zidane, David Beckham, Makelele, Cristiano Ronaldo, Luis Figo, Xabi Alonso, Kaka, and Steve McManaman have all played for the LaLiga giant.
The number of Real fans is declared by some sports sites to be about 250 million. However, Emilio Butragueno, the club’s director of institutional relations, says the real number of Real fans is around 450 million from across 186 of 193 countries in the world.
The franchise has 109 million followers on Facebook, 87 million on Instagram, oezand 34 million on Twitter, and all these numbers are growing. With 90 trophies so far, the LaLiga giant is also on the list of the world’s top 10 football clubs with most trophies.
FC Barcelona is said to have around 220 million fans across the world and is also the richest football club in the world with annual revenue of over €800 million. Now, the name Barcelona may be mostly associated with the name Lionel Messi. Some think that the club has gained lots of fans thanks to the Argentinian superstar. However, it can’t be deny that Barcelona’s own achievements have played a part in its popularity since they have won 26 LaLiga titles and 30 Copa del Rey so far.
Barcelona has more than 100 million followers on Facebook, around 85 million on Instagram, and 32.5 million on Twitter. Legends such as Thierry Henry, Diego Maradona, Romario, Frank Rijkaard, and Johan Cryuff, and great players such as Lionel Messi, Pep Guardiola, Xavi, Andres Iniesta, and Neymar have all played at the club.