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Over a million fans!
Over a million fans!


Use the hashtag #SelfieGroguet on social media with one of your pictures and join the celebration!


Over a million! Specifically 1,042,744 fans. Villarreal CF just turned over a million fans with the aggregate of all the official accounts, confirming that the yellow passion is spreading around the world. The popularity is increasing every minute and reflects the love of the Submarine fans worldwide.

Therefore, the club wants to celebrate with all of you beloved fans, the million followers that follow us everyday in your adventure. To join the campaign, take a photo of yourself (selfie) and post it on the social network Twitter with the hashtag #SelfieGroguet. Villarreal CF will enable an area on its official website where you can see all the yellow followers and the Submarine footballers, who have also made their own ‘selfies’ to celebrate the magic number.

One million followers, an amazing accomplishment.

The social network with the highest number of followers is Sina Weibo, with more than 757,000 fans. Weibo, the Chinese community is the most important for the growing interest of Villarreal in the Chinese market with the various partnerships and sponsorships.

The Chinese social network that is followed by Facebook, with more than 145,000 people , Twitter (110,000) and Google+ (over 21,000). With fewer fans we have Instagram (4,500) and the official Youtube channel (4,200). Of all the accounts, Facebook highlights the spectacular growth, with more than 1,500 new followers per day and increasing from just over 43,000 fans in August 2013 to 145,000 now.

In addition, there are “groguets” scattered throughout the world. On Facebook, for example, Spain is the country with most fans (25,934), although Mexico follows closely with 24,876 followers. The spectacular growth experienced by the fans of Villarreal in the Aztec country responds to the signing of Mexican players like Giovani dos Santos, Javier Aquino or Jorge Espericueta.

After Spain and Mexico, some other big followers are countries like Brazil (7,406), Argentina (5,449), Algeria (4,099), United States (3,838), Colombia (3,681), Indonesia (3,417), Morocco (3,274) and Thailand (3,169).