Infographic: The Elaborate World of Soccer Players on Twitter

Thanks to the miracle of Twitter, fans can watch the failures, triumphs, and rivalries of their favorite athletes even when they’re off the field. In an in-depth look at the social lives of professional soccer players on Twitter, the makers of this infographic have crunched the numbers to show how social media affects the game.

Here, unibet.com and Neo Mammalian Studios compare the follower counts of popular players around the world. From there, the data explodes into various analyses of Twitter followers versus net worth, buzz generated by fans versus teams, and the cost of a tweet gone wrong.  There’s also a handy chart for seeing who is following whom.

You’ll never guess which player likes One Direction and which one likes Nietzsche! (Also note that in this infographic, football means soccer, not American football.)

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