5 Soccer Players With Most Instagram Followers [INFOGRAPHIC]

Christiano Ronaldo

Love soccer? Check out the 5 most followed soccer players on Instagram.

Most Instagram Followers

Soccer is, without a doubt, the most popular sport all around the globe. Billions of people are passionately watching competitions like the World Cup or the UEFA Champions League. Even though soccer isn’t some kind of a new phenomenon, its popularity on social media definitely is. Over the last few years, this sport simply exploded online and most of the credit should go to the footballers who have been promoting it via social media all that time. Besides being public figures, these guys are now Internet celebrities too and that’s all thanks to platforms like Instagram. If you want to know who are the most influential football stars, check out our list of 5 soccer players with most Instagram followers.

James Rodríguez (@jamesrodriguez10)

This great Real Madrid star has one of the most popular Instagram accounts in the world of football. Playing for the best club in soccer history definitely gave him the popularity he always wanted. However, he cares more about improving his football skills and performing at the highest level on the pitch. To be quite honest, James is often in the shadow of his teammates like Christiano Ronaldo, Sergio Ramos, and Gareth Bale, but the truth is that the Zinedine Zidane’s team wouldn’t’ be so successful without the extremely talented and tenacious Colombian.

Lionel Messi (@leomessi)

Not only that this man is probably one of the best players who ever stepped on the football pitch, but he also has one of the hottest Instagram accounts on the Internet. This gifted Argentinian is dominating the world of soccer for the last ten years and there is no end in sight. The Barcelona’s main player started his climb to the top as a Ronaldinho’s protégé, so his exceptional talent shouldn’t come as a surprise. With a mentor like that, Leo was destined to become one of the greats. But enough about his football skills, let’s talk about his popularity on social media and among young people. Messi has over 72.7 million followers on Instagram which is pretty impressive. Even though he’s one of the most popular footballers in the world, Leo usually posts regular, everyday photos of his family and friends. He loves to share parts of his private life with his fans. People who know him personally say that he’s a really nice and down-to-Earth guy.

Zlatan Ibrahimović (@iamzlatanibrahimovic)

Zlatan IbrahimovicFinally, someone from the world of football who is not a Real Madrid or Barcelona player. Joking aside, Zlatan once played for the Catalonian team, but that was just one of the many chapters in his illustrious career. This lovable egomaniac is one of the funniest soccer players you’ll ever see. Zlatan currently plays for the Manchester United and he won the Europa League with the “Red Devils” quite recently. Swedish international rose to glory playing for the legendary Ajax and from that moment on, he dominated many leagues, including Primera Division, Premier League, and Serie A. He is quite skillful on and off the pitch. His Instagram account is filled with goofy photos and hilarious videos from his professional and private life.

Neymar Júnior (@neymarjr)

NeymarThe Brazilian wunderkind is one of the most popular people from the world of sports, no doubt about that. Neymar has 75.4m followers on his Instagram alone, which is rather impressive! His arrival in FC Barcelona, was one of the most anticipated moments in club’s recent history. Everybody knew this guy is going to be big and he didn’t disappoint. Far from it actually, he proved he was ready for big trophies right away. He leads a very exciting private life full of adventures that he gladly shares with his fans all over the world.

Christiano Ronaldo (@cristiano)

Christiano RonaldoWe saved the best for last! The brilliant Portuguese has proved once again that he’s definitely one of the greatest players ever. This year he won the Europian title with his national team, he became the champion of Spain with Real Madrid and if he manages to clinch the Champions League title a few days from now, this will be his best season ever. On his account, you can see that he’s quite happy with himself and he has every right to be. Cristiano is very active on Instagram which is pretty cool since he has over 102 million followers. He’s the most followed athlete in the world. Way the go, Christiano.