Most followed national football teams in the world

Football is one of the most popular sports in the world, and as such, it has a significant presence on Instagram. Let's take a look at the top 10 most followed national football teams in the world.

Koushik Biswas and Payal Debnath
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The presence of social media has grown extremely over the past few years. Football, being the world's most popular sport, naturally dominates social media platforms, with Instagram being a primary platform for fans to engage with their favourite teams. All the National football teams' pages are present on Instagram. Often fans look to stay in touch with the teams to collect information and the latest updates of those teams. Let's take a look at the top 10 most followed national football teams in the world.

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Most followed national football teams in the world

10. Spain | 4.9M

Most followed national football teams in the world

Spain holds the 10th position in the list of most followed national football teams in the world. They have 4.9 million Instagram followers. Many players from this team play for top clubs around the world, which captivates audiences both on and off the ground. They are one of the most successful and talented football teams worldwide with success in the 2010 World Cup and the 2008 and 2012 European Championships. 

9. Morocco | 5M

Most followed national football teams in the world

With 5 million Instagram followers, the Morocco football team comes 9th on the 'most followed national football teams in the world' list. After the start of the FIFA World Cup 2022, every football team gained followers on Instagram but Morocco was the team that gained the maximum number of followers after their greatest World Cup campaign. Morocco's official page on Instagram has seen the largest follower growth of 219.51% between August 2021 and July 2022.

8. Italy | 5.9M

Most followed national football teams in the world

Italy's national team, the Azzurri is the 8th most-followed national football team on Instagram with 5.9 million followers. This team has a rich history of success in international competitions. Italy has won the FIFA World Cup four times, in 1934, 1938, 1982, and 2006, making it one of the most successful national teams in the tournament’s history. They also won the European Championship twice, in 1968 and 2020.

7. Germany | 6M

Most followed national football teams in the world

Germany holds the 8th position on this list of most followed national football teams worldwide. They have 6 million followers on Instagram. This team is one of the most successful teams in the world as they have won the FIFA World Cup four times (1954, 1974, 1990, 2014) and the UEFA European Championship three times (1972, 1980, 1996). They have also reached the final of the World Cup and European Championship several times. The team has a strong tradition of excellence, fighting football, technical proficiency, and tactical discipline.

6. Mexico | 7.7M

Most followed national football teams in the world

Mexico’s national football team is 6th on this list with 7.7 million followers on Instagram. Mexico’s national football team, also known as El Tri, has a long history of success in international competitions. They have qualified for the FIFA World Cup 15 times, the most of any team from CONCACAF (Confederation of North, Central American, and Caribbean Association Football), and have also made it to the knockout round in the last 7 consecutive World Cups. They have also won the CONCACAF Gold Cup 11 times, the most of any team in the region.

5. England | 10.8M

Most followed national football teams in the world

England comes on the top 5 list of most followed national football teams in the world. Their official account has 10.8 million followers on Instagram. One of the strengths of England’s national football team is the wealth of talent and depth in their squad. They have a strong pool of players to choose from, many of whom play for top clubs in the English Premier League, considered one of the best leagues in the world. Despite having a great team, they won the World Cup only once in 1966.

4. Argentina | 13.2M

Most followed national football teams in the world

Argentina’s national football team is the 4th most followed national football team on Instagram with 13.2 million followers. Argentina is considered one of the most successful teams in the world. They have won the FIFA World Cup thrice, in 1978, 1986, and 2022, and have also won the Copa America 15 times, most recently in 2021. They have produced many legendary players over the years such as Diego Maradona, Lionel Messi, and Alfredo Di Stéfano. Just like Brazil, their counterpart from South America, Argentina has lots of followers outside their country due to their star players and style of football.

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3. France | 15.4M

Most followed national football teams in the world

France’s national football team, who are known as Les Bleus, is 3rd on this list with 15.4 million followers on Instagram. With current stars like Kylian Mbappe, Antoine Greizmann and others, France is considered one of the greatest teams of the modern era. They played back-to-back World Cup finals in 2018 and 2022 and won the title in 2018. Along with that, they won the World Cup in 1998 as well. Zinedine Zidane, Thierry Henry, and Michel Platini are regarded as one of the best players from France.

2. Portugal | 16.9M

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Portugal is the 2nd most-followed national football team on Instagram with 16.9 million followers. One of their greatest accomplishments is winning the 2016 UEFA European Championship. The Cristiano Ronaldo-led team defeated France in the final. This was the first major tournament victory for Portugal and it was also the first time they have won a major tournament since the UEFA European Championship in 2004. It is quite obvious that most of their followers are also keen followers of Cristiano Ronaldo, the greatest goal scorer of the modern era.

1. Brazil | 17.2M

Most followed national football teams in the world

Brazil is the most-followed national football team on Instagram. They have a massive 17.2 million followers. Brazil is also known as the Seleção, widely considered one of the greatest teams in the sport's history. They have won the FIFA World Cup a record five times, the most of any team. They have produced many legendary players like Pelé, Ronaldo, and Neymar. The team is known for its attractive, attacking Samba style of play, often called “Joga Bonito” (The Beautiful Game).

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