• Manchester United have replaced Bayern Munich as the most popular team online in China.
  • Here is the Top 10, according to a new report.
  1. Manchester United (ENG)
  2. Bayern Munich (GER)
  3. Arsenal (ENG)
  4. Liverpool (ENG)
  5. Manchester City (ENG)
  6. Real Madrid (SPA)
  7. AC Milan (ITA)
  8. Tottenham Hotspur (ENG)
  9. Borussia Dortmund (GER)
  10. Barcelona FC (SPA)
  • The sixth edition of the Red Card, which analyses the influence of 53 European clubs on China’s social media platforms, has Arsenal and Liverpool joint third with Manchester City fifth.
  • The German Bundesliga remains the most influential league online.


Popular Players:

  • Real Madrid’s Cristiano Ronaldo is the most popular player online with Arsenal’s Mesut Ozil in second.
  • Manchester United’s striker Wayne Rooney also features (4th), along with his team-mate Anthony Martial (5th).
  • Real Madrid’s Welsh forward Gareth Bale is third.
  • Lionel Messi is a notable absentee as the Barcelona forward does not have a social media presence in China.

Source: Mailman – Report (The sixth edition of the Red Card) prepared by Shanghai-based consultancy which looks at commercial success, engagement and social media.