6. FC Bayern Munich – 87 million fans worldwide
Founded in 1900 by 11 football players led by Franz John, Bayern is the largest club in Germany and the 6th largest in the world in terms of the number of fans. The development of the worldwide social media Bundesliga tournament has made Bayern one of the most-watched clubs in the world.
5. Arsenal – 142 million fans worldwide
Arsenal has grown into a team with a remarkable history in the Premier League under Wenger and they seem to be there for the title race during the past 10 years. They are second only to Manchester United in the Premier League in terms of popularity in England.
4. Chelsea – 200 million fans worldwide
The London team has grown into a big club after being bought by Russian billionaire Roman Abramovich. Chelsea has won three Premier League titles, Champions League, Europa League and some other domestic trophies since 2004. This has helped Chelsea rank in the ranking of the most crowded clubs.
3. Real Madrid – 310 million fans worldwide
Real Madrid is a unique club with an absolute rich history; They are the most successful team in the world, have won 13 Champions League titles and most Spanish La Liga titles. Real Madrid has more than 150 million followers on the social media network and they are getting a lot more attention worldwide with wider TV coverage in many countries.
2. FC Barcelona – 500 million fans worldwide
Barcelona is the most successful football club in 10 years. They completed their second treble in a decade in 2015 when they won the Champions League, La Liga, and Copa Del Rey brand with Club World Cup and UEFA Super Cup. They own a trio Neymar, Luis Suarez, and Lionel Messi. El-Clasico is the most-watched football match, making the number of FC Barcelona fans growing exponentially.
1. Manchester United – 750 million fans worldwide
There is a popular joke like this, that whenever you are watching any game, up to a third of the audience will be Man United fans. Manchester United are the most popular clubs in Asia and the United States and according to the Kantar-Manchester United survey, there are about 660 million fans worldwide. From the United States, Africa, Asia, South America and even Europe, the Red Devils are still the undisputed king of the world.