KP Boateng beats them all; ranked 2016's most influential Ghanaian footballer

KP Boateng beats them all; ranked 2016's most influential Ghanaian footballer

UD Las Palmas midfielder Kevin Prince Boateng has beaten competition from 2015 frontrunner Runner, Michael Essien to emerge as the Most Influential Ghanaian Footballer on Social Media for 2016.

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This triumph was cited in the 2016 Ghana Social Media Report spearheaded by Avance Media, CliQAfrica & DAF GH.

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Kevin Prince Boateng who gained over 1.7 million new followers in 2016 across Facebook, twitter and Instagram and took a massive lead ahead of Essien who garnered just about 560000 new followers across same platforms which were used in the rankings.

The only new entrant on the ranking is Jeffrey Schlupp who displaced Rabiu Mohammed.

Below are the 2016 Top 10 Most Influential Footballers on Social Media:

1. Kevin-Prince Boateng

KP Boateng beats them all; ranked 2016's most influential Ghanaian footballer

KP Boateng beats them all; ranked 2016's most influential Ghanaian footballer

2. Michael Essien

KP Boateng beats them all; ranked 2016's most influential Ghanaian footballer

KP Boateng beats them all; ranked 2016's most influential Ghanaian footballer

3. Kwadwo Asamoah

KP Boateng beats them all; ranked 2016's most influential Ghanaian footballer

KP Boateng beats them all; ranked 2016's most influential Ghanaian footballer

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4.Christian Atsu

KP Boateng beats them all; ranked 2016's most influential Ghanaian footballer

KP Boateng beats them all; ranked 2016's most influential Ghanaian footballer

5.Andre Ayew

KP Boateng beats them all; ranked 2016's most influential Ghanaian footballer

KP Boateng beats them all; ranked 2016's most influential Ghanaian footballer

6.Asamoah Gyan

KP Boateng beats them all; ranked 2016's most influential Ghanaian footballer

KP Boateng beats them all; ranked 2016's most influential Ghanaian footballer

7.Samuel Inkoom

KP Boateng beats them all; ranked 2016's most influential Ghanaian footballer

KP Boateng beats them all; ranked 2016's most influential Ghanaian footballer

8.Sulley Ali Muntari

KP Boateng beats them all; ranked 2016's most influential Ghanaian footballer

KP Boateng beats them all; ranked 2016's most influential Ghanaian footballer

9.Jonathan Mensah

KP Boateng beats them all; ranked 2016's most influential Ghanaian footballer

KP Boateng beats them all; ranked 2016's most influential Ghanaian footballer

10. Jeffrey Schlupp

KP Boateng beats them all; ranked 2016's most influential Ghanaian footballer

KP Boateng beats them all; ranked 2016's most influential Ghanaian footballer

Other footballers who have the potential of making the next social media ranking include; Rabiu Mohammed and Jerry Akaminko

The ranking which was based on the GSMR Score was analysed from their Social Media followings, Growth Difference, Engagements, Post Reaches and Mentions.

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The 2016 Ghana Social Media Rankings and Report was conducted by Avance Media, CliQAfrica and Dream Ambassadors Foundation GH.

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