FC Barcelona on Wednesday, September 9, 2020, became the first club in the world to reach the level of 10 million subscribers on YouTube.
It is a new landmark for FC Barcelona as the Catalonia outfit becomes the first sports club in the world to achieve this feat.
“FC Barcelona has reached a new landmark in its digital leadership by becoming the first club to have over 10 million YouTube subscribers.
“Barca’s top spot on the world’s biggest online video service has been consolidated by spectacular growth in the last two years, both in terms of the number of followers and the number of videos viewed.” the club wrote on their website.
“The NBA (14.7million) is the only sports channel that has more followers than FC Barcelona on YouTube.
In honour of Barca’s achievement, in the next few days YouTube will be presenting the club with the Diamond Creator Award.
“This is a metal-plated trophy with a glass play button that is given to all channels that break the 10 million barrier.” Barca added.
“Barca ended the 2018-19 season with a total of 7.2 million subscribers (2.6 million more than in 2017-18), and between 1 July 2019 and 30 June 2020, that number rose to 9,782,472.
“Now, with the 2020-21 about to begin, it has moved above 10 million, confirming its position as the out-and-out leader among sports clubs on YouTube.
The channel has now had more than 65 million hours of viewership of its channel.”