Football players with the most Instagram followers

Fans from all around the world connect via social media and one such place is Instagram...football players with the most Instagram followers. 

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The game of football is indeed one of the most-watched sporting events around the globe. Football has one of the largest and is also one of the best sports because of its high nerve-wracking intensity.  Among the famous celebrities and influencers, these football players have carved their way into the top ranks. Fans from all around the world connect via social media and one such place is Instagram. So today we will be looking at the football players with the most Instagram followers. 

The football players with the most Instagram followers are:

#1. Cristiano Ronaldo - Manchester United (401 Million)

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It's none other than Cristiano Ronaldo, it has to be him. One of the greatest players of this generation, the Portuguese superstar is the most followed person on Instagram. Yes, his number of followers is more than Instagram itself.

A prominent figure in the football world, Cristiano Ronaldo is destined to taste glory for every team he has played for. As of how Ronaldo has amassed a total of 401 million followers on Instagram.

Now looking into the career of Ronaldo, he has won the Ballon d'Or 5 times, also 5x Champions League, 2x La Liga, 3x Premier League, and many many more. 

#2. Lionel Messi - Paris Saint-Germain (306 Million)

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Another Legend in the game of football, Lionel Messi comes second on our list of most followed footballers on Instagram. The Argentine stalwart is very famous for his legendary career with Barcelona and for the magical skills that he possesses. 

One of the finest footballers of this generation Lionel Messi has achieved a lot of success and some of his highlighted achievements are his 7x Ballon d'Or Awards, which is a record in itself and he is the only player to do so. Also, he won 10x La Liga and 4x UEFA Champions League titles.

Currently, he is playing for PSG leaving Barcelona after 17 years of his brilliant service.

#3. Neymar - Paris Saint-Germain (170 Million)

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The Brazilian winger is famous for his entertaining skills and amazing dribbling techniques. Neymar was first discovered after his stellar performances with Santos FC. His career flourished more when he was signed up by Barcelona back in 2013. There, he amassed a large fanbase and gained a lot of followers on Instagram, and currently, he has a total of 170 million followers. Neymar is currently playing for PSG and he is likely to get more and more followers as he still has his amazing performances left inside him.

On top of all that, Neymar has been a very successful footballer and won numerous titles. He won 1x UCL, 2x La Liga, 3x Ligue 1, 1x Olympic Gold Medal.

#4. Kylian Mbappe - Paris Saint-Germain (66 Million)

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The young French prodigy has taken the world by storm when he was first discovered in AS Monaco. Just at the age of 22, Kylian Mbappe has seen a lot of success in his career including the 2018 FIFA World Cup. Behind his early success, there's a lot of hard work and it is clearly seen on the pitch as well. His speed and his technique are some of his top traits. 

Mbappe has played 204 matches so far, scoring 131 goals and 74 assists. He currently plays for Paris Saint-Germain and has already scored the fourth-highest number of goals in the club's history. Kylian Mbappe is also the 4th most followed football personality on Instagram with 66 Million followers.

#5. Zlatan Ibrahimovic - AC Milan (52.5 Million)

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The man from Sweden who defines himself as the legend is indeed one of the legends of football. Zlatan Ibrahimovic has always been known as a ferocious striker who is hungry for goals. Zlatan Ibrahimovic traveled all of Europe as he has played for prominent clubs including Barcelona, Manchester United, PSG, Juventus, and both Inter Milan and currently playing for AC Milan.

Ibrahimovic is no less than Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo, he is the 3rd highest active goal scorer behind those 2. Not only that, Ibrahimovic has accumulated around 30 trophies in his career like 4x Serie A, 4x Ligue 1, 1x La Liga, 1x Club World Cup, and 1x UEL title. Currently, he has a big fanbase on Instagram with almost 53 million followers.

#6. Marcelo - Real Madrid (52 Million)

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Another Brazilian star, Marcelo is regarded as one of the best left-backs in football history alongside other legends. An integral part of Real Madrid, Marcelo has always stepped up when his team needed him the most. The Brazilian left-back has also won numerous titles in his career, such as 4x La Liga, 4x UCL, 4x Club World Cup, 3x UEFA Super Cup. As of now, Marcelo has a follower count of 52 Million on Instagram.

#7. Paul Pogba - Manchester United (51.5 Million)

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The Frenchman falls under the category of one of the best midfielders in modern times. Paul Pogba hasn't been the most consistent player throughout his career but he has enough contributions to prove that he is worthy to be considered one of the best. Pogba currently plays for Manchester United and also holds the highest transfer fees amount in the Premier League, which is around £179.6 million. He also played for Juventus in Serie A and has been a successful figure as well. He has also bagged a lot of trophies under his belt like 4x Serie A, 1x UEL, and so on.

One of his best achievements is to be an integral part of the 2018 FIFA World Cup-winning French squad. As of 2022, Paul Pogba currently has a total of almost 52 Million followers on Instagram.

#8. Sergio Ramos - Paris Saint-Germain (49.5 Million)

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A name known to every football fan, Sergio Ramos is considered to be one of the best centre-back in football history. However, Ramos is widely famous for his on-field spars and rough tackles and not to forget, his series of Red Cards. Despite all that he still has one of the best defensive records in his career. The Spanish defender currently plays for Paris Saint-Germain but his main successful run was for Real Madrid. He joined Madrid in 2004 and since then he has been an inseparable part of the squad. With Los Blancos, he has won countless trophies and titles and some of them are 4x UCL, 4x Club World Cup, 3x UEFA Super Cup. He was also a part of the 2010 FIFA World Cup-winning Spanish squad.

As of now, Sergio Ramos has a total fan base of close to 50 million followers on Instagram.

#9. James Rodriguez - Al-Rayyan (48.6 Million)

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The Colombian striker first gained attention in the 2014 World Cup, with his brilliant strikes and clinical play upfront. He has represented top clubs like Porto, Monaco, Bayern Munich, Real Madrid, and Everton. Currently, he is playing for Qatar-based team Al-Rayyan. 

James Rodriguez has also bagged a handful of trophies in his career and some of them are, 2x Bundesliga,2x La Liga, 2x UCL, 3x Primeira Liga, and many more. Currently, he has a total fan base of around 49 million followers on Instagram.

#10. Mohamed Salah - Liverpool FC (48 Million)

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Mohamed Salah, a name that is on every football fan's mouth, has taken the Premier League by storm. One of the best finishers in the League, Salah has broken the record of the highest goals by an African record. However, this is not his first run in the league, back in 2014 he joined Chelsea but heavily flopped there; and was sent away on loan to Serie A club Fiorentina and later he joined AC Milan. From there Jurgen Klopp noticed his development and brought him back to Liverpool and the rest of his history. From winning the Golden Boot back-to-back to winning the Premier League title, Salah achieved it all. 

Currently, he has a total fan following of 48 Million on Instagram and has entered the top 10 spot on our list.

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