RIA Novosti and VK measured the pulse of the social network in may

© RIA Novosti / Anton Genecontrol sports Agency R-Sport group RIA NovostiRIA Novosti and VK measured the pulse of the social network in may© RIA Novosti / Anton Denisov

. According to the results of the monthly survey of the most mentioned trends in the framework of the joint project of RIA Novosti and the largest social network in Russia and CIS Vkontakte, the main subject of discussions sports fans users VK.com in may 2017, despite held world Cup of hockey, was the football. The list of athletes, which discussed the users of Vkontakte, was composed of seven players, two hockey players and one fighter.

Russians settled on 4-5 and 8-10 on the list, the first position by a wide margin went to the Spanish players in the national football League — Messi and Ronaldo.

: «Football has once again proved that he is the number one sport. Even during the ice hockey world championship, no one could compete with the two main stars of world football. Given the crucial stage in the Champions League, of course, is not surprising, although I expected to see our players above 8-9. But what exactly you should pay attention is on the 4 position of Habib Nurmagomedov, who is the main star fight shop and popular audiences even in the moments when he is not fighting».

1. Lionel Messi — 134 000 references

2. Cristiano Ronaldo — 103 000 references

3. Neymar — 39 000 references

4. Khabib Nurmagomedov — 38 000 references

5. Fedor Smolov — 37 000 references

6. Gianluigi Buffon — 32 000 references

7. Kilian Mbappe — 20 000 references

8. Andrei Vasilevskiy — 18 000 references

9. Artemiy Panarin — 17 000 references

10. Denis Glushakov — 16 000 references

VKontakte is the largest European social network. Every month the resource is visited by more than 95 million users, and the number of users on mobile devices reaches 78 million people. Active audience embedded messenger Facebook is 82 million monthly.

RIA Novosti — the flagship information resource media group «Russia today». The website Ria.ru — read over 2 million users daily. The correspondent network of the Agency covers over 90 cities in the world. RIA Novosti part of the MIA «Russia today» completes the range of information resources groups, including: Prime, R-Sport, RIA real Estate, RIA Rating, the new York times, the Social Navigator.