The Premier League became winners for the first time, with Real Madrid and Cristiano Ronaldo also number one. This year's report also focused on new platforms including Douyin and WeChat Mini Programs.
The year's report included the launch of the Red Card Awards, where FC Bayern, Arsenal, Bundesliga and Borussia Dortmund were winners. Meanwhile Lionel Messi took the title as number one player online.
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.
The 2014 report identified WeChat as the fastest growing platform to connect with Chinese fans. There was growth in European clubs online with Sina Weibo and Tencent Weibo competing for fans' attention, as FC Bayern were announced as the winner.
The first ever Red Card report provided an in depth analysis into European clubs' ability to communicate with the Chinese fan base online. Manchester United were announced as the winner with Barcelona and AC Milan.
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