The Premier League (according to Facebook)

LONDON - With Liverpool today becoming the first British football club to pass the one million fan mark on Facebook, the social network is proving to be a great place for sports brands to thrive. But how do England's top 20 clubs measure up on the world's most popular social network?

Liverpool FC: tops the Facebook Premier League
Liverpool FC: tops the Facebook Premier League

Liverpool launched its official Facebook fan page on 18 May and has since gained over one million fans. The Merseyside club was quick to get its official page up and running while others were late to the party and two have still to join in the fun.

And while other clubs may have more fans on unofficial pages and groups, this is what the Premier League would look like based on Facebook fans (correct as of 27 October 2009, source: Revolution):


PositionClubFacebook Fans
2Manchester United955,377
5Tottenham Hotspur67,489
6Aston Villa60,732
7Manchester City28,963
9Hull City11,163
10Stoke City9,252
15Blackburn Rovers5,189
16Wigan Athletic3,745
17West Ham1,992
18Birmingham City948
19Bolton Wanderers38