Manchester United is not just European champions as well as Premier League title holders. The team’s web site is also the number one most visited English football club by visitors from the United States. Here’s the top 10 list for the week ending May 17, 2008 (source: Hitwise).
- Manchester United
- Leeds United
- West Ham United
- Newcastle United
- Manchester City
- Wigan Athletic
There are quite a few observations that can be made. First, the number one most visited website in the UK is Liverpool’s web site. However, it’s only number four in the U.S. Second, it’s surprising that Tottenham Hotspur’s web site isn’t in the top ten and that Wigan’s web site gets even more traffic than theirs from U.S. visitors. Third, Leeds United shows yet again how much of a massive fan base they have around the world (and, in this case, in the USA). Fourth, it’s nice to see West Ham’s web site so high in the top 10.
Despite Chelsea marketing itself to Americans in recent years, the west London club is only in third place. Arsenal, who hasn’t landed on U.S. shores in years, sit comfortably in second place.
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