Barcelona and Arsenal adrift in second and third.
New figures released by EA Sports show that Manchester United are the favoured club with 241,767 players choosing to represent them in the ‘Support Your Club’ feature.
FC Barcelona and Arsenal follow the Red Devils in second and third respectively. However, there’s a gap of almost 100,000 between first and second.
The top five supported clubs in Fifa 12:

Manchester United – 241,767 supporters
FC Barcelona – 144,709 supporters
Arsenal – 131,305 supporters
Real Madrid – 126,806 supporters
Liverpool – 118,182 supporters

C’mon Liverpool fans, we need more of you!
However, the in-game ‘Support Your Club’ leagues show that big numbers don’t mean big success; thanks to the way an average XP score across all supporters of a club is used to determine their league position.
As it stands at 11am GMT Leeds United top the English ‘Support Your Club’ league, followed by Sunderland and Wigan. Of Man Utd, Arsenal and Liverpool, only Liverpool make it into the top 20 at 19th. 
Things are equally bad for Barcelona and Real Madrid supporters. Barcelona are nowhere to be seen in the Spanish top twenty and Real Madrid are down in 16th. 
Worldwide rankings show that FC Lausanne (Switzerland), Pachuca (Mexico) and SV Ried (Austria) supporters are the best Fifa 12 players for today.

Paul Younger
Founder and Editor of PC Invasion. Founder of the world's first gaming cafe and Veteran PC gamer of over 22 years.

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