Jungkook creates history, becomes only non-footballer in top 5 of FIFA 2022’s most ‘mentioned on social media’ list

Jungkook, the youngest member of BTS, has made history by becoming the only non-footballer in the list of ‘top 10 people mentioned on social media’ around the FIFA World Cup 2022. Taking to Twitter on Tuesday, NetBase Quid shared a list of ‘top 10 people mentioned on social media’ in which Jungkook ranked fourth. (Also Read | Jungkook steals the show with performance at FIFA World Cup opening ceremony)

Qatari singer Fahad Al Kubaisi has clinched the sixth spot on the list. He and Jungkook performed the World Cup anthem Dreamers during the opening ceremony of the world cup at the Al Bayt Stadium in Qatar’s Al Khor. As per the list, Lionel Messi has ranked first followed by Cristiano Ronaldo with Kylian Mbappe clinching the third spot.

Jungkook has ranked fourth, Neymar took the fifth position, and Fahad clinched the sixth spot. Luis Enrique took the eighth position, Grat Wahl the ninth spot, and Julian Alvarez the tenth spot. Sharing the list, NetBase Quid captioned the post, “Using our #SocialListening solution, these are the top 10 people mentioned around the #WorldCup this year.”

Reacting to the post, BTS ARMY praised and congratulated Jungkook. A person said, “Jungkook above some famous footballers? We love to see his impact.” “JK was chosen among these great people, and as a fan, I’m proud of him,” read a comment. “I’m really proud of JUNGKOOK being chosen with great people like them,” tweeted a fan.

“Thank you for showing me a wonderful song, dance, and a touching soccer game,” wrote another person. “Jungkook congratulations,” said a Twitter user. “My champion LIONEL MESSI and My precious JEON JUNGKOOK,” commented another fan. “Proud of you Jungkook,” read a tweet. “Jungkook slayed,” said a fan.

Jungkook became the first Asian ever to perform the official World Cup anthem. His performance was praised worldwide on social media platforms for being respectful, as it included tributes to previous anthems performed by other artistes. Jungkook had also travelled to Qatar to shoot the music video of Dreamers.