Friday, 11 January 2013

More than 10 million people in the UK use Twitter to connect with the things they care about. For many, that means Premier League football. Every day fans follow and can interact with the teams and players they love.

We created the #TwitterLeagueTable to celebrate some of the great uses of Twitter by clubs, players and fans - whether it’s Manchester City putting a hashtag on the pitch or top players like Rio Ferdinand saying hello to a fan on the train.

The table is based on metrics like follower numbers for team and player accounts, use of official team hashtags, and how much fans interact with the content shared by the teams. The results highlight some of the most dedicated fan bases and socially engaged clubs, rather than those with simply the highest volumes of followers or most high-profile players.

Fans can help move their team up the ranking by following the club’s and player’s accounts and tweeting with the official team hashtags. 

And if you’re curious whereTweets about the Premier League teams are coming from, check out this interactive map broken down by UK postcode.

The complete #TwitterLeagueTable ranking:

  1. Manchester City
  2. Chelsea
  3. Tottenham Hotspur
  4. Liverpool
  5. Arsenal
  6. Everton
  7. Newcastle United
  8. Queens Park Rangers
  9. Aston Villa
  10. Norwich City
  11. Manchester United
  12. Reading
  13. Sunderland
  14. West Bromwich Albion
  15. West Ham United
  16. Southampton
  17. Fulham
  18. Stoke City
  19. Swansea City
  20. Wigan Athletic

List of official club hashtags: