Saudi Arabia’s Al-Nassr Football Club was the third most searched sports team globally in 2023, according to Google’s Year in Search.
Every year, Google releases its top search data for the year for several categories, including sports teams, news, people, and recipes, as well as several other categories.
For 2023, Al-Nassr ranked third in the sports team category after Inter Miami CF and the Los Angeles Lakers basketball team and ahead of Manchester City FC and Miami Heat basketball team.
The Riyadh-based football club has garnered worldwide fame after acquiring Portuguese icon Cristiano Ronaldo to join the squad at the end of 2022.
Since then, Al-Nassr has also signed former Bayern Munich player Sadio Mane, former Manchester United defender Alex Telles, and Croatian midfielder Marcelo Brozovic.
Google also released top search data “of all time” across various specific categories. Since 2004, when the company’s trends data first became available globally), the most-Googled Grammy winner of all time has been Beyoncé, for example, while Portuguese soccer great Ronaldo is the highest-searched athlete, and the most-searched movie or TV cast is “Harry Potter.”