EUFA EURO 2016 Final: 146 Million Facebook Interactions, 14.2 Million Tweets

Portugal was the last club standing at EUFA EURO 2016, outlasting host France to win the trophy, and Facebook said 195 million users were responsible for 950 million tournament-related interactions from June 10 through July 10.

The final match, won by Portugal in extra time, generated 146 million interactions from 45 million Facebook users, as well as more than 14.2 million tweets.

The top five moments of the match, according to Facebook, were:

  1. Cristiano Ronaldo hoisting the trophy.
  2. The game-winning goal by Éder.
  3. The final whistle.
  4. Ronaldo leaves the match with an injury.
  5. Kickoff.

The five most-discussed players during the final match were:

  1. Ronaldo, 53 percent
  2. Pepe, 10 percent
  3. Nani, 7 percent
  4. Dimitri Payet, 6 percent
  5. Ricardo Quaresma, 5 percent

The five most-discussed players in France during the final match were:

  1. Ronaldo, 51 percent
  2. Payet, 12 percent
  3. Moussa Sissoko, 8 percent
  4. Olivier Giroud, 4 percent
  5. Pepe, 4 percent

And in Portugal:

  1. Ronaldo, 44 percent
  2. Quaresma, 10 percent
  3. Pepe, 6 percent
  4. Éder, 5 percent
  5. Payet, 5 percent

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As for Twitter, the three most-mentioned players during Sunday’s final match were:

  1. Ronaldo
  2. Éder
  3. Payet

And the most-tweeted-about players during the entire tournament were:

  1. Ronaldo
  2. Antoine Griezmann
  3. Payet
  4. Gareth Bale
  5. Giroud

The most-tweeted-about teams during EUFA EURO 2016 were:

  1. Portugal
  2. France
  3. Germany
  4. Wales
  5. England

And the top five moments during the tournament were:

  1. The final whistle.
  2. The goal by Éder to secure the final match for Portugal.
  3. Ronaldo’s injury departure.
  4. Iceland knocks out England.
  5. Jonas Hector scores the last penalty against Italy to put Germany in the semifinal.

Readers: Did you interact on Facebook during EUFA EURO 2016?