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9 Impressive #WorldCup Social Media Stats

Well, it’s sad to say but the World Cup is finally over. Soccer fans around the world are already reliving the tournament through highlights, memes, hashtags, listicles, etc. – unless you’re an Argentina or Brazil fan. Fans are already taking to social media to express their dismay, so placate all your followers with some of these impressive #WorldCup social media stats from CNN, Twitter, BBC, and CNET.

“The final #WorldCup game alone spurred 280 million interactions by 88 million people on Facebook.”___

“The final #WorldCup match inspired more than 618,725 tweets per minute, a new record for Twitter.”___


“.@Fifa’s Instagram account rocketed from 42,000 followers to nearly 1 million in 31 days.”___

“During the #WorldCup, @DFB_Team & @Argentina increased their followers by 62% and 139%.”___

“There were a total of 32.1 million Tweets about the #GERvsARG match.”___


“The #WorldCup generated more FB interactions than the Super Bowl, Oscars & Olympics combined.”___

“There were over 2.1 billion #WorldCup-related searches on Google.”___

“On Facebook, people b/t the ages of 18 & 24 were most likely to say something about the #WorldCup.”___

“Before the #WorldCup, the most Tweeted about event was the 2013 Superbowl that saw 24.9M Tweets.”___

Thanks for the memories, #WorldCup. We can’t wait to see which events rival the tournament’s social media dominance. Perhaps a Seahawks Superbowl repeat?

Jade Furubayashi

My name is Jade and I'm the Social Media Manager for Simply Measured. We can find common ground in Beyoncé and Chipotle burrito bowls.

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