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Ronaldo most discussed player during Portugal Vs France Euro 2016 finals: Facebook Insights

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Ronaldo most discussed player during Portugal Vs France Euro 2016 finals: Facebook Insights

This year’s UEFA European Championship in France was one of the most talked about sporting events ever, with 195 million people having 950 million interactions (10th June to 10th July).

The Final 

Facebook is where people talk about football - especially in real-time – so following Portugal’s extra-time win, Facebook looked at how people buzzed about the match. The Final of the UEFA European Championship had 45 million people having 146 million interactions.

Here are some important insights into Euro 2016, Portugal Vs France match:

Top five moments in the match (globally)

1.      Ronaldo lifts the trophy

2.      Éder’s goal

3.      Final whistle

4.      Ronaldo goes off injured

5.     Kick off

Top five most discussed players in the final (globally)

1.      Cristiano Ronaldo 53%

2.      Pepe 10%

3.      Nani 7%

4.      Dimitri Payet 6%

5.      Ricardo Quaresma 5%

Top five most discussed players in France were:

1.      Cristiano Ronaldo 51%

2.      Dimitri Payet 12%

3.      Moussa Sissoko 8%

4.      Olivier Giroud 4%

5.      Pepe 4%


Top five most discussed players in Portugal were:

1.      Cristiano Ronaldo 44%

2.      Ricardo Quaresma 10%

3.      Pepe 6%

4.      Éder 5%

5.      Dimitri Payet 5%


  • Following last night’s win, Ronaldo posted a photo of him with celebrating with the trophy.
  • Jose Fonte posted a video showing the team celebrating while travelling back home. 

Nani celebrates with Ronaldo in the dressing room, with a picture of the two of them. 

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