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The 5 Social Media Accounts All Soccer Fans Need to Be Following

Whether its highlights you’re looking for, or something more in touch with deeper soccer culture, we’ve got it all

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November 27, 2018

It is no secret that soccer is the most popular sport in the world. Only a decade ago, the only way for fans to engage with the sport was to watch on TV or get together at the bar. Flash forward to today's world, where even a casual fan can’t go through a day without seeing a freestyle video or an unbelievable goal scored from 30 yards out.

 

Social media has brought a new element to the beautiful game by highlighting the game's most stimulating moments, as well as spreading the culture of soccer. Today, we're picking the five best accounts to heighten your love of the game, and also selecting a handful of the best niche soccer accounts to spend some time with. 

433

433 is one of the largest soccer communities on social media. Starting in 2013, 433 has grown to over 35 million followers and has 18.7 million followers on Instagram alone. Known for their consistency and constant stream of content, 433 has the perfect balance of information with a mix of humor. The owners of 433 also own the popular soccer clothing brand, Balr.

COPA90

COPA90 is the world’s largest independent football media business, targeting over 80 million fans around the world. To date, the company has over 1.7M subscribers on YouTube. The aim of COPA90 is to inform the viewer while entertaining and celebrating the culture of the beautiful game. Some of the more popular segments are their "FIFA & Chill" and "Derby Days" franchises. 

B/R Football

Bleacher Report is a global digital destination for millennial sports fans creating and collaborating on content at the intersection of sports and culture. Bleacher Report’s most recent and notable business venture was acquiring the rights for the UEFA Champions League. B/R Football’s creativity shines through their hilarious animated graphics and consistent posting of the most up-to-date information within the soccer world.

Squawka

Launched in 2012, Squawka combines match statistics, date provided by Opta and in-depth content to engage football fans from around the world. Squawka takes the most interesting statistics available and promotes them in the form of high quality picture and video content. If you’re a stat lover, look no further.

Goal.com

Goal.com is one of the largest soccer platforms on the planet. It is widely known for its coverage of almost every league in the world. If you are looking for anything from transfers to weekly league updates, this is the mecca for everything soccer-related in a traditional news format.

Honorable Mention

BecomeElite is a YouTube channel that follows the life of pro soccer athlete Matt Sheldon. What is so inspiring about this channel is the fact that it is fully operated by Matt, who documents his day-to-day life as a professional soccer player. He has grown the account himself to over 200 thousand subscribers. Matt has shared his journey from the beginning, living alone in a small town in Germany grinding every single day in search of a professional contract. After many trials and opportunities, Matt signed his first professional contract here in the United States in the USL with the OC Blues (now Orange County SC). Along with Matt's personal life, he shares training tips, nutritional and workout plans, life advice and so much more.

 

Colo99 is another YouTube channel that is operated by Dan Colosimo, who showcases top talent in the form of highlight videos. Dan creates top quality highlights included with savvy edits and great music. His editing skills have gotten recognized by professional players and recently he has been asked to do some work for Miralem Pjanic and Claudio Marchisio.

 

ItalianFootballTV, “IFTVm” is an English language Italian platform that shares the latest soccer news out of Italy through entertaining videos, creative graphics and a hilarious podcast. IFTV was started by Marco Messi and Michael Kantaris in hopes of reigniting Italian soccer. Marco and Michael have done a tremendous job of and informing their fans about the latest news out of Italy while also working hands on with players and clubs in Italy. Another big step for IFTV has been the launch of their merch line. Their popular “Calcio” box logo tee has been seen on 433 and other popular accounts. Keep an eye out as you’ll likely see these two in the future.

 

Live Breathe Futbol is a brand that was founded in 2010 by Ebun Olaloye, combining a passion for “futbol” with his love for design to create a unique brand. The brand currently sells its own soccer streetwear and has also collaborated with professional clubs here in the United States, including Sporting KC and the Portland Thorns. Their Starboy and Maestro collections are some of their more popular releases. Some recognizable names to have worn LBF are David Luiz and Alexandre Pato.

 

If you play the video game FIFA, then you should definitely check out the website SoFifa. It has the statistics of every single player in the video game, which can be hard to uncover when you're playing the actual game. Whether you want to find the next hidden career mode gem, see who has a real face in the game or look at the tactics from a specific team, SoFifa is sure to have what you’re looking for.