The 2015/2016 season of the English Premier League officially ended last weekend and Twitter was used by fans worldwide to keep up with the events. Thanks to its unique nature of letting people post what they are doing live, you can follow any match on the Premier league from the official accounts or from people who are watching the game. Twitter also added special hashtags for each match so that it is easy for people to follow the events on the timeline.
A lot of traffic is usually directed towards the various EPL clubs and football players official accounts. Twitter UK today tweeted various lists concerning the 2015/2016 EPL season in regards to the top teams in terms of mentions, most tweeted players, most tweeted managers and the most tweeted moment of the season.
The most tweeted football clubs
Here, Manchester United took the top spot and it is not surprising since the club has the largest fan base and the highest number of followers (7.67 million as of last count). Leicester City, the new Premier League champions had quite the season and they were in the top 10. Here is the list:
- Manchester United
- Manchester City
- Leicester City
- Tottenham Hotspur
- West Ha
- Newcastle United
The most tweeted players.
This was completely random and Manchester United players took the first two slots.
- De Gea
The most tweeted managers
Football managers are always under scrutiny when their team wins or loses matches and they cannot be left behind in the conversation. The Manchester United manger Louis Van Gaal topped this list and it is not shocking at all.
- Louis Van Gaal
- Jose Mourinho
- Jurgen Klopp
- Arsene Wenger
- Rafa Benitez
Lastly, the most tweeted moment belonged to Leicester City, the 2015/2016 season surprise champions who at the beginning of the season had 5000/1 odds of winning it. That moment they won the trophy led to a peak of 187,000 tweets per minute and the tweet announcing their victory had over 405,000 retweets.
Leicester City. Champions of England. pic.twitter.com/WRwfysTn2N
— Leicester City (@LCFC) May 2, 2016