Hashtag United combines soccer and social media.

Hashtag United

There is an English soccer team which has toured the US and Spain, seen hundreds of thousands of fans tune into their weekend matches and played in some of the sport’s most hallowed arenas against stars like Steven Gerrard. The team’s captain alone has more YouTube followers than the official account of Manchester United, the world’s highest earning club.

They have yet to play their first official match.

This is Hashtag United, the two-year-old club from Essex, England, who are about to enter the tenth tier of English soccer — aka “football” in most of the world. They’re the self-proclaimed “world’s best-known amateur football team” whose unlikely rise is entirely the result of YouTube, where they post all their games. Read more of the story and get on board!

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