Cairo declared city with most FC Barcelona Facebook fans

The Spanish team is the first sports club to attain 50 million Facebook fans

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Cairo has been declared the city with the most FC Barcelona followers on social networking website Facebook, the Egyptian daily news website al-Ahram reported on Thursday.

With more than 746,000 followers of the Spanish soccer champion’s Facebook page, the Egyptian capital comes first, followed by Mexico City (666,000), Jakarta (623,000) and Lima (481,000).

FC Barcelona’s Facebook page, which was launched in Oct. 2009, gathered more than 50 million followers, becoming the first sports club page to reach that number of fans on the social networking website.

“Being the first sports club in the world to reach 50 million Facebook fans is a source of pride and at the same time a responsibility towards our followers,” Didac Lee, a Barca director responsible for new technology told Reuters.

“Barca is the world’s most popular club and this is just the latest evidence of that,” he added.

The 22-time La Liga winner’s Facebook page also counts celebrities Rihanna, Shakira and Eminem among its online fan base.

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