Beşiktaş – Liverpool game was broadcast to 300 million people [divider]
Beşiktaş beat Liverpool on penalties to progress to the Europa League Round of 16 at the Atatürk Olmypic stadium in front of 63, 324 fans.
The game was broadcast to 300 million people across 11 different countries according to Eurosport TR.
Football is the most popular sport in Turkey and Liverpool has a large world wide following.
Liverpool have one of the largest and most famous supporter bases in world football.
The Reds’ chief commercial officer Billy Hogan recently revealed that Liverpool have an estimated 580 million fans.
“Our research tells us we’ve got 580 million fans globally,” Hogan told the ECHO.
The full list of broadcasters and countries is as follows:
Turkey: Star Tv
South Africa: Supersport 3
Switzerland: ITV TV
Greece: Nova Sport
Portugal: Sport TV3
Czech Republic: Nova Sport
Serbia: Arena Sport
Croatia: Arena Sport
Slovenia: Sport Klub
Beşiktaş will find out who their Europa League Last 16 opponents are following the draw today.