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Football / Celebrate some of the great uses of Twitter by clubs, players and fans – #TwitterLeagueTable

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 where Tweets 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:

Arsenal: #Arsenal
Aston Villa: #avfc
Chelsea: #cfc
Everton: #efc
Fulham: #ffc
Liverpool: #lfc
Manchester City: #mcfc
Manchester United: #MUFC
Newcastle United: #nufc
Norwich City: #ncfc
Queens Park Rangers: #qpr
Reading: #readingfc
Southampton: #saintsfc
Stoke City: #scfc
Sunderland: #safc
Swansea City: #swans
Tottenham Hotspur: #coys
West Bromwich Albion: #wba
West Ham United: #coyi
Wigan Athletic: #wafc

–Lewis Wiltshire, @LewisWiltshire

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