Who is Canada's GOAT on Twitter?

By Christopher Doyle
Wednesday, 13 February 2019

Not only is Drake (@Drake) one of the most followed Twitter accounts on the planet, it’s now fair to say he is also the Twitter GOAT (greatest of all-time) amongst all Canadians personalities.

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We crunched the numbers and the Toronto-born hip-hop icon was the most mentioned Canadian in Tweets that featured the goat emoji. In recent years, this emoji has been used by millions on Twitter to discuss and debate the biggest names in sports, music, film and celebrity.

These are the Canadian men and women, ranked by whose account handles appeared most often in Tweets featuring the goat emoji.

Males

  1. Drake (@Drake) - music
  2. Chris Jericho (@IAmJericho) - professional wrestling
  3. Justin Bieber (@justinbieber) - music
  4. Stephen Amell (@StephenAmell) - film + television
  5. The Weeknd (@theweeknd) - music

Females

  1. Natalya Neidhart (@NatbyNature) - professional wrestling
  2. Jessie Reyez (@Jessiereyez) - music
  3. Lilly Singh (@IISuperwomanII) - content creator
  4. Penny Oleksiak (@OleksiakPenny) - Olympics
  5. Clara Hughes (@ClaraHughes) - Olympics
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Here are some of the other most-mentioned Canadian accounts in GOAT conversations on Twitter, sorted by specialty:

  • Music - Drake (@Drake)
  • Film + Television - Stephen Amell (@StephenAmell)
  • Content Creator - Lilly Singh (@IISuperwomanII)
  • Literature - Malcolm Gladwell (@Gladwell)
  • Media - Steve Dangle (@Steve_Dangle)
  • Politics - Norm Kelly (@norm)
  • Hockey - Martin Brodeur (@MartinBrodeur)
  • Basketball - Tristan Thompson (@RealTristan13)
  • Tennis - Genie Bouchard (@geniebouchard)
  • Olympics - Penny Oleksiak (@OleksiakPenny)
  • Professional Wrestling - Chris Jericho (@IamJericho)
  • MMA - Georges St-Pierre (@GeorgesStPierre)
  • Gaming - Typical Gamer (@TypicalGamer)
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A pair of other fun facts about Canadian GOAT conversations on Twitter from the world of sports:

1. Amongst active NHL players born in Canada, it’s Chicago Blackhawks forward Jonathan Toews (@JonathanToews) whose account appears most often alongside the goat emoji, followed by Max Domi (@max_domi) of the Montreal Canadiens and Mitch Marner (@Marner93) of the Toronto Maple Leafs.

2. Team Canada (@TeamCanada) is also well represented in GOAT conversation on Twitter. Of the 40 most mentioned Canadians in GOAT conversations on Twitter, nine have competed for Canada in the Olympic Games:

  • Hockey - Martin Brodeur (@MartinBrodeur), Jonathan Toews (@JonathanToews), Wayne Gretzky (@WayneGretzky)
  • Ice Dancing - Tessa Virtue (@TessaVirtue), Scott Moir (@ScottMoir)
  • Speed Skating & Cycling - Clara Hughes (@ClaraHughes)
  • Swimming - Penny Oleksiak (@OleksiakPenny)
  • Tennis - Genie Bouchard (@geniebouchard)
  • Track & Field - Donovan Bailey (@DonovanBailey)
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Christopher Doyle

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Head of Sports, Twitter Canada