Which London Football Clubs Have The Biggest Facebook Following?

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Which London Football Clubs Have The Biggest Facebook Following?

If football teams gained points based on their Facebook followings, Chelsea would be London's top club with over 13 million fans on its official fan page.

Official club fan pages

(Numbers recorded at midday on 23 October 2012.)

By comparison, Manchester United has more official fans than all the London clubs put together, with 28,113,632 followers, plus dozens of large unofficial fan pages around the world.

Unofficial pages

In addition to club-ran pages, all London's clubs have a number of unofficial fan-led pages. In some cases (Palace and Orient, for example), these are much larger than the official sites. If we factor in fan pages, the lower half of the table changes around, but the top six clubs are unaffected.

To compile this list, we summed all the sites listed on the first page of search results on Facebook. For bigger clubs like Chelsea, the  totals would be even higher were we to include pages two and three. Note, for the sake of simplicity, we've also excluded searchers for terms like 'Gunners' and 'Spurs', although a quick play suggests that their inclusion wouldn't affect the overall rankings.

So, Chelsea is our overall winner on Facebook. But who would win on Twitter? We looked at this a couple of years ago and found that Arsenal romped away with the title. Next week, we'll look again at the numbers to see if Chelsea or any other team comes close.

Last Updated 23 October 2012