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Premier League of Twitter - who has the biggest network of followers in Ireland and abroad?

Twitter has launched a new map documenting each team's global following - see how your side got on

Published 22/04/2015 | 10:43

Varied: The locations of Premier League supporters from around the world Photo: TWITTER
Varied: The locations of Premier League supporters from around the world Photo: TWITTER

Arsenal, Chelsea, Liverpool and Manchester United are the true top four - at least, they are in terms of Twitter followers.

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The social network has launched a 'follower map' detailing the popularity of each Premier League team around the world, and it's dominated by just four teams.

The interactive graphic (below) was produced by checking where the followers from each club's official account come from, then colour-coding each area around the world by majority of supporters that live there.

It shows:

- Arsenal claiming most of northern Europe and the USA

- Chelsea making up for the majority of southern Europe and south America,

- Manchester United winning over India, southern Africa and parts of the USA

- Liverpool in control of much of the UK, Scandinavia and most of the inhabited areas of Australia

 

Use the drop down boxes to see where your team's supporters live. Zoom in and out to explore countries more closely.

The map shows that Liverpool after the most followed team in Ireland on 25.67%, closely followed by Manchester United on 23.2% and Arsenal on 11.86%.

When you compare where Liverpool and Manchester United followers are geographically, the eastern half of the country contains more Liverpool followers while there is a more even split in the western half with large pockets of United dominace.

Investigate yourself below:

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