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La Liga most viewed football league on YouTube

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(FILE PHOTO) In this composite image (Image numbers 463262922,495914428,461027534) a comparison has been made between Lionel Messi  (L), Cristiano Ronaldo (C) and Neymar  (R). All three players have been short listed for the FIFA Ballon d'Or 2015, the winner of the award will be revealed at the FIFA Ballon dOr gala on January 11, 2016. ***LEFT IMAGE*** BARCELONA, SPAIN - FEBRUARY 11: Lionel Messi of FC Barcelona runs with the ball during the Copa del Rey Semi-Final first leg match between FC Barcelona and Villarreal CF at Camp Nou on February 11, 2015 in Barcelona, Spain. (Photo by David Ramos/Getty Images) ***CENTRE IMAGE**** MADRID, SPAIN - NOVEMBER 03: Cristiano Ronaldo of Real Madrid CF controls the ball during the UEFA Champions League Group A match between Real Madrid CF and Paris Saint-Germain at Estadio Santiago Bernabeu on November 3, 2015 in Madrid, Spain. (Photo by Gonzalo Arroyo Moreno/Getty Images) ***RIGHT IMAGE*** SAN SEBASTIAN, SPAIN - JANUARY 04: Neymar of FC Barcelona runs with the ball during the La Liga match between Real Sociedad de Futbol and FC Barcelona at Estadio Anoeta on January 4, 2015 in San Sebastian, Spain. (Photo by David Ramos/Getty Images)

Madrid, Oct 22 (IANS) Spain's La Liga leads the list of most watched football leagues in the world with 2.3 billion viewings of their videos on YouTube each month.

According to calculations of La Liga, the Spanish championship has about 1.6 billion active followers on different social networks, compared to 900 million for the English Premier League (EPL), reports Efe.

Ignacio Martinez Trujillo, General Director of Innovation and Global Development of La Liga, said the championship's YouTube channel was launched four years ago and that the figure of 2.3 billion monthly viewings is due to the collaboration with users creating videos for this platform.



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