5 Most followed footballers on Instagram

5 Most follow footballers on Instagram

Instagram has become the social media channel of choice for millions of people around the globe. According to research, Instagram has 1 billion active users sharing photos, stories, and inspiration.

Due to a large number of users and the ability to share content and interact with others, footballers have taken to Instagram in droves. Some of the most followed celebrities in the world are footballers and the number of followers that these 5 most followed footballers on Instagram have is a reminder of how big the game is to the global audience.

5. James Rodriguez

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Training ☑️ with my best friend ⚽️😍

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He may not be wanted by Real Madrid, but plenty of football fans want to follow James Rodriguez. The midfielder has more than 45 million followers. If Rodriguez leaves Real Madrid next summer, he could lose some of those followers.

4. Ronaldinho

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🤙🏾 #RonaldinhoArt 🎨

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Former Barcelona and AC Milan midfielder Ronaldinho may have retired a few years ago, but his popularity remains high. The midfielder has over 51 million followers and growing. While Ronaldinho has played for a few years, he did just recently leave jail after being arrested for using a fake passport.

3. Neymar

The world’s most expensive player comes in at No. 3 with more than 138 million followers. The Paris Saint-Germain forward is one of the most talked-about footballers on the planet and that is why he is one of the most followed footballers on Instagram.

2. Lionel Messi

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@championsleague ⚽️🏟

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One of the two best footballers in the world currently, Lionel Messi’s every Instagram post is fawned over by millions of people. Messi has over 149 million followers. Even the fan accounts of Messi that post pictures and videos available online have millions of followers.

1. Cristiano Ronaldo

While Messi may have more Balon d’Or trophies than Cristiano Ronaldo, the latter has more Instagram followers. Ronaldo has 215 million followers, while the club he plays for, Juventus have just 39 million. When Ronaldo left Real Madrid for Juventus, it was claimed that the player’s exit caused Los Blancos to lose Instragam followers. Meanwhile, Juventus recorded 6 million new followers. It shows the power of a superstar player.

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