RIGA UNITED: TOP 5 IN LATVIA
29 / 07 / 2016
With the proud launch of our new Riga United FC Instagram account, RUFC and RUSG look at our internet ‘footprint’.
Date published: 29/07/2016 -16:40
We all know how well Riga United FC have done this year on the field, but we’ve also been working hard off of it. One of United’s Objects in the constitution is “ to be the best community football club in the Baltic states, contributing to the wider community on and off the field” in doing so, we have tried to build up a fan base through our website and social media platforms over the last three years.
Riga United have just launched a new Instagram account for the club in general, supplementing the already popular Riga United Ladies’ Instagram account. So we thought we would take this opportunity to look at how far United has come in attracting people to our club through the internet since our internet debut three years ago.
We have taken the biggest clubs in Latvia and matched
Riga United FC against them. We have taken both men and women’s
teams into account (if applicable) over Facebook, Twitter and
Instagram: For a club playing in the third tier of national
men’s football and the top two tiers of women’s football, we think
Riga United put up some really good numbers against considerably
bigger clubs in Latvia (with massively larger budgets, resources
and infrastructure). We’re the fourth most followed on Facebook
(2,305) and we are the second most followed football club in all of
Latvia on Twitter! (2,273)
Here is the whole picture:
|Total No# of followers:|
|Riga United FC||2,304||2,241||223||4,768|
** Figures correct on 29th July 2016
And what of the Supporter Groups/Fans’ Pages? Well out of the big clubs in Latvia found in our research, there were only three clubs with any real internet presence: Riga United Supporters’ Group, FS Metta/LU and FK Liepāja. It was discovered these groups were only active over Facebook and Twitter. The RUSG came out on top, closely followed by FS Metta/LU Fani
Riga United Supporters’ Group 481
FS Metta/LU Fani 475
FK Liepāja 127
** Figures correct as of 29th July 2016
Of course we have the new, fantastic website too, which we relaunched last year, which has helped us go a long way. For a small club like ours, this is a remarkable feat. We are so proud of how far we have come and how many people actively engage with us on a daily basis. This club has always been about something bigger than football and we believe it shows we’re heading in that direction.
If you haven’t followed us on any of the social media platforms, by all means, please check us out:
Instagram: Men: https://www.instagram.com/rigaunitedfc/ women: https://www.instagram.com/p/BEA7O7ioh_t/
For the Supporters’ Group: