Ahead of the start of the Ligue 1 championship last August, the daily French sportspaper L'Équipe ranked the 20 Ligue 1 clubs by Facebook fans. The rankings have changed in the last six months. While the leading trio remain unchanged (PSG, OM, OL), the most notable mover in the first half of the season was AS Monaco FC. The "AS Monaco FC - Officiel" account recorded a growth of 240%, going from 89,419 on August 9, 2013 to 303,997 on December 27, 2013!
Since the last L'Équipe rankings, ASM FC had climbed from ninth to sixth. Since then, the club has added another 70,000 more fans in less than ten days to approach the 400,000 "likes" - a 320% rise since the start of the season. AS Monaco FC started the second half of the season in fourth place having overtaken Les Girondins de Bordeaux and LOSC Lille in the first week of January.
These incredible numbers reflect the growth of AS Monaco FC internationally and Spanish speakers are now just as numerous as French speakers in terms of the geo-localisation. It can also be seen by analysing these figures that the club has fans in every continent. AS Monaco FC is cosmopolitan on and off the pitch!