US singer Jennifer Lopez performs during the opening ceremony of the 2014 FIFA World Cup. ©AFP PHOTO / ADRIAN DENNIS

US singer Jennifer Lopez performs during the opening ceremony of the 2014 FIFA World Cup.
©AFP PHOTO / ADRIAN DENNIS

(Relaxnews) – World Cup fever is upon us, as seen on Starcount’s chart of the most popular people on social media for the week of June 9-15. Brazilian soccer player Neymar, Portuguese player Cristiano Ronaldo and opening ceremony performer Jennifer Lopez all takes spots in the top ten.

Brazilian striker Neymar scored two goals in the opening match of the World Cup against Croatia and has seen his popularity on social networks grow over the past week: he got nearly 2.4 million Facebook likes, was talked about by nearly 1.6 million on that network, and gained 403,1129 followers on Twitter and 666,351 on Instagram.

As the Portuguese team prepares for its first game of the World Cup on Monday against Germany, Cristiano Ronaldo has been the center of talk as he overcomes a knee injury to play. He got nearly 1.5 million likes on Facebook, where he was talked about by 5 million people, and earned 165,000 new Instagram followers over the past week.

Jennifer Lopez was at the center of her own World Cup buzz after performing at the opening ceremony on Thursday, headlining alongside Pitbull. The singer earned 103,013 new Instagram followers, nearly 48 million YouTube views and 686,251 Facebook likes.

Starcount’s global social media chart for June 9-15:

1. PewDiePie
2. Neymar Jr.
3. Shakira
4. One Direction
5. Pitbull
6. Cristiano Ronaldo
7. PSY
8. Katy Perry
9. Jennifer Lopez
10. Juega German (HolaSoyGerman)

Starcount.com, the social media leaderboard, tracks data across 12 global social networks to provide an aggregated measure of social media popularity for stars and brands. Its Fan Chart application is available on Android and iOS. For more on Starcount’s data go to www.starcount.com/pages/score.

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