Euro 2016: Most talked about players, teams and matches on Facebook so far

Euro 2016: Most talked about players, teams and matches on Facebook so far
Dimitri Payet

Ahead of the Euro 2016 semi-finals, Facebook looked at which matches, teams and players were most buzzed about throughout the tournament.

Germany's Mesut Ozil, left, scores the opening goal against Italy. Picture: AP
Germany's Mesut Ozil, left, scores the opening goal against Italy. Picture: AP

Top five most discussed matches (up until the semi-finals)

Germany vs Italy (quarter-final)

France vs Iceland (quarter-final)

Poland vs Portugal (quarter-final)

Wales vs Belgium (quarter-final)

France vs Romania (Opening match)

Top five most discussed teams (globally)

France's Dimitri Payet celebrates scoring the winner at the Stade de France. Photo: Chris Radburn/PA
France's Dimitri Payet celebrates scoring the winner at the Stade de France. Photo: Chris Radburn/PA

1. France

2. Portugal

3. England

4. Wales

5. Germany

Top five most talked about players (globally)

Gareth Bale
Gareth Bale

Gareth Bale - 24%

Cristiano Ronaldo - 18%

Dimitri Payet - 12%

Paul Pogba - 3%

Pepe - 3%

While Bale and Ronaldo take the top two spots in the most talked about players at a global level, Éder and Payet take top spots across Italy, Spain and France.

Top most discussed players across Europe are:

UK

Gareth Bale

Joe Hart

Harry Kane

Portugal

Cristina Ronaldo

Éder

Eduardo Carvalho

Spain

Éder

Cristiano Ronaldo

Italy

Éder

Thiago Motta

Cristiano Ronaldo

France

Dimitri Payet

Cristiano Ronaldo

Gareth Bale

Unfortunately, Facebook haven’t produced stats on the most talked about players in Ireland.

Who do you think got the most mentions?

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