Of the top European football clubs, Chelsea FC is the most followed by Nigerians on Facebook.
According to statistics available on socialbakers.com, a Czech-based company that provides social media network statistics and analysis, Chelsea FC has about 634, 672 Nigerian Facebook fans, who keep up with its activities as well as engage the club and other supporters.
The figure represents about 3.5 per cent of its total fan base of over 17 million people on the social network. Also, Nigerians are the highest followers of Chelsea FC in Africa on Facebook, beating the club’s supporters in Egypt, Algeria, Ghana and Morocco to second, third, fourth and fifth positions respectively.
Indonesians are the highest number of people following the football club on the social network in the world, with over 2, 302, 994 fans representing 12.9 per cent of its total Facebook fans.
In second place is the 2012/2013 English Premier League winner, Manchester United, as it has about 615, 454 Nigerians subscribing to its updates on social network.
The figure accounts for 1.8 per cent of the Facebook followership of the football club based in Old Trafford, Greater Manchester.
Although London-based Arsenal FC has a total following of 14, 366, 883 people, only 504, 090 Nigerians are friends with it on Facebook.
In Africa, Egyptians are the biggest fans of the coach Arsène Wenger-managed club.