Top 5 Football Players With The Most Instagram Followers

By Peter C

Although social media and football might seem unrelated, some football players have been able to harness the opportunities provided by popular social media platforms to create and promote their own brands.  

In this piece, you will read about the top 5 most followed football players on Instagram.

1. Cristiano Ronaldo

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The Portuguese legend currently has a whopping 366 million followers on Instagram, and this makes him the most followed footballer on the social media platform.

It is no surprise to a lot of football lovers that the 36-year-old has achieved this feat, judging by his numerous achievements as a footballer. He is the player with the most individual awards and the player with the most goals in football history.

2. Lionel Messi

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Argentine legend and PSG star Lionel Messi is one of the few with exceptional football skills. He is a great dribbler and a terrific goal scorer. The 34-year-old recently joined Paris Saint-Germain, and his Instagram followers rose to 282 million.

He isn’t just the most recipient of the Ballon d’Or award in football history but also one of the greatest footballers of all time.

3. Neymar Jr.

Brazilian professional football player Neymar da Silva  Jr. currently plays at PSG as a striker. He is popular for his incredible dribbling skills.  

With 165 million followers on Instagram, the 29-year-old is the third most followed football player on Instagram.

4. Kylian Mbappe

The 22-year-old isn’t just one of the youngest players with a promising career. He is also one of the best football forwards in the world.

With 61.5 million followers, the French superstar is the fourth most-followed football player on Instagram.

5. Zlatan Ibrahimovic

Due to his strength, stamina, football lovers see the Swedish legend as one of the strongest players in football history.

While he remains one of the most decorated players of all time, he is also one of the most followed players on Instagram, with 51.2 followers.