Who are the most talked about Euro 2016 teams and players on Facebook?

Social media giant releases data about the teams, players and matches grabbing people's attention

Gareth Bale, Aaron Ramsey, Wales

Wales' Gareth Bale and Aaron Ramsey (left) celebrate after Northern Ireland's Gareth McAuley scores a own goal during the round of 16 match at the Parc de Princes, Paris. Picture by: Martin Rickett / PA Wire/Press Association Images

It's been a long summer of football and Euro 2016 doesn't have long to go.

But which teams and players have been getting the most attention from fans around Europe?

Ahead of the semi-finals, Facebook have released data on the most talked about teams, players and matches based on conversations on the social media platform.

Top five most discussed matches

Germany vs Italy (Quarter Final)

France vs Iceland (Quarter Final)

Poland vs Portugal (Quarter Final)

Wales vs Belgium (Quarter Final)

France vs Romania (Opening match)

Top five most discussed teams (Globally)

1. France

2. Portugal

3. England

4. Wales

5. Germany

Top five most talked about players (Globally)

Gareth Bale - 24%

Cristiano Ronaldo - 18%

Dimitri Payet - 12%

Paul Pogba - 3%

Pepe - 3%

Most discussed players across Europe


Gareth Bale

Joe Hart

Harry Kane


Cristiano Ronaldo


Ricardo Carvalho



Cristiano Ronaldo



Thiago Motta

Cristiano Ronaldo


Dimitri Payet

Cristiano Ronaldo

Gareth Bale