SOURCE: Amplicate


June 01, 2011 07:56 ET

Xavi Hernandez Beats Messi as Most Loved Football Player

Social Media Users Rate Xavi as Their Favorite Champions League Player, According to

NEW YORK, NY--(Marketwire - Jun 1, 2011) - Xavi Hernandez has been ranked the most loved Champions League Football player by the online community, while superstar Lionel Messi has come in at an unimpressive fourth place.

Amplicate, an online opinion collating resource that accounts for more than 100 million public opinions of social media users, reports that there have been over 450 positive opinions about the player expressed on Twitter, Facebook and Amplicate within the last 3 months (

Opinions on the footballer include comments on his ability as a player, comparisons against his teammates and predictions of his future career. As one opinions stated, "He can score goals no one else can. He is the new generation of Ole Gunnar solskjaer. There's a big future for him."

While some opinions are negative, like those stating, "I hate Hernandez. He only wins points by being in the right place at the right time," he still has a love rating of 80 percent.

Also among the Most Loved was Ryan Giggs and David Villa, who both scored a love percentage of above 80 percent, leaving Lionel Messi in the fourth spot with a love rating of only 65 percent.

Amplicate ranks the most discussed Champions League Football Players ( to show how they compare against each other in terms of public approval. The service also publishes rankings and real opinions for over 240 thousand topics.

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