Twitter gives us one way of doing so by comparing number of followers they have so, for example, Newcastle United can boast 1.4million while Sunderland have 914,600.
Both big clubs, no question, although the numbers pale into comparison with the global giants of the game such as Real Madrid (33m), Barcelona (30.9m), Manchester United (20.3m), Arsenal (15m), Chelsea (13.4m) and Liverpool (12.6m).
But what about the other end of the footballing spectrum?
Ahead of Non-League Day on Saturday, October 12 – coinciding with the international break – we take a look at the non-league sides between Tyne and Tweed and the Twiter following they have. Who has the bragging rights?
Find out where your club ranks…. but remember it’s success on the pitch that counts!
9. Alnwick Town
Twitter followers: 5,672 Formed in 1879, Alnwick Town are one of the oldest football clubs in England, and have been at St James' Park since 1901. After many years in the Northern League, Alnwick are now back in the Northern Alliance, where the club experienced its glory days back in the 1960s and 1970s. Website: www.alnwicktownfc.co.uk
Address: St James' Park, Weavers Way, Alnwick, NE66 1BG.
10. Morpeth Town
Twitter followers: 4,923 Morpeth Town is currently enjoying the most successful period in the club's history. It won the FA Vase at Wembley in 2015/16, the Northumberland Senior Cup in 2018/19 and is now competing in the BetVictor Premier Division. Website: www.morpethtownfc.com
Address: Craik Park, Morpeth, Northumberland, NE61 2YX
11. Wallsend Boys Club
Wallsend Boys Club
Twitter followers: 3,925 Wallsend Boys Club has a fascinating and colourful history, originally founded by the Swan Hunter Shipbuilders in 1904. The club is well known for producing professional footballers, including Alan Shearer, Peter Beardsley, Michael Carrick and Steve Bruce. The adult team plays in the Northern Alliance Division 1. Website: www.wallsendboysclub.org.uk/football/
Address: Kirkley Park, Rheydt Ave, Wallsend, Newcastle, NE28 8SX
12. Spittal Rovers
Twitter followers: 3,930 Spittal Rovers reformed in 2015, having previously folded in 2006 following over two decades in the Northern Alliance Football League. Now the Seasiders are back playing in the league's second division. Website: www.spittalroversfc.co.uk
Address: Swan Centre, Tweedmouth, Berwick.
Photo: Keith Hamblin