China Digital Football Awards.
Red Card 2023: China Digital Performance Index
In its 12th year of publication, the Red Card: China Digital Performance Index analyses how the 2022 FIFA World Cup in Qatar made a notable impact on the rankings, with Argentina star player Lionel Messi returning to the number one spot after four years behind Cristiano Ronaldo, whilst PSG benefited from Messi and Kylian Mbappe’s successful tournaments. The English Premier League maintained its dominance as the most popular league online, claiming a fifth title in a row.
Red Card 2022: China Digital Performance Index
In its 11th year of publication, the Red Card: China Digital Performance Index analyses another year of teams and players unable to visit China due to closed borders and tight COVID-19 protocols, meaning digital was once again the key medium in which to reach, engage, and monetise fans in China. The Premier League, FC Barcelona, and Cristiano Ronaldo were the big winners.
Red Card 2020: China Digital Performance Index
The Premier League retained their title as number one league, Barcelona overtook rivals Real Madrid, and Cristiano Ronaldo kept his place as number one player. This year's report also included 12 digital awards, featuring awards presented by Weibo and Douyin.
Red Card 2017: China Digital Performance Index
This year coincided with China's football revolution as a record number of clubs joined online, with live streaming becoming the major trend. Bundesliga won for the second consecutive year, with Manchester United and Cristiano Ronaldo also announced as number one.