The Jakarta Post
Singapore-based martial arts organization ONE Championship has broken into the top 10 most engaging sports profiles on Facebook Worldwide, according to figures released by independent social media marketing company Socialbakers. The data was collected between Jan. 1 and June 30.
ONE landed in eighth place overall with 46.2 million interactions, slightly edging out the NBA, which sits in ninth with just over 45 million interactions. ONE is surrounded by some of the world’s highest-profile sports properties in the rankings, including Manchester United, the International Cricket Council (ICC) and La Liga.
ONE Championship chairman and CEO Chatri Sityodtong shared a multimedia infographic and a message to fans on his Facebook account.
“Thank you to the greatest fans in the world for inspiring me and my team to dream more, do more and be more in life!” Sityodtong said on Tuesday.
ONE is the only Asian organization on the list and is the only one to focus on martial arts. The top 10 is dominated by soccer clubs, with only ONE, the NBA and the ICC representing other sports.
Soccer is extremely popular in many Asian nations, and it is arguably the most popular sport in the world. Manchester United, which had reached third place by the end of the Premiere League season, claimed the top spot on the list with 98.7 million interactions.