The Top 6 Football Players With The Highest Followers On Instagram: Athletes have a bigger influence than ever because of their social media platforms,” says John Kernan, a footwear and apparel analyst at Cowen. “The content creation ability for these athletes is incredible right now. They are very monetizable.

Soccer players dominate the online conversation, thanks largely to the global nature of the sport. Of the 14 athletes with at least 100 million interactions, nine were soccer players, including the top four.

1- Cristiano Ronaldo
Top 6 Football Players With The Highest Followers On Instagram

Cristiano Ronaldo is Number on on the list followed by Leo Messi: Cristiano Ronaldo’s Instagram is your typical social media account in many ways. There are family photos, vacation shots with friends, trips to the gym and selfies in the sun. But Instagram isn’t just fun and games for the global soccer icon. He has more followers—178 million—than any other person on the planet, and companies pay Ronaldo $44 million a year to pitch their wares, in part because of his massive social presence, which is flooded with ad promotions for his sponsors’ brands.

He currently has 79 million followers on twitter.

Cristiano Ronaldo dos Santos Aveiro GOIH ComM is a Portuguese professional footballer who plays as a forward for Italian club Juventus and captains the Portugal national team.

2- Leo Messi
Leo Messi Instagram Followers

Take Ronaldo’s longtime rival Lionel Messi. His 127 million Instagram followers, second only to Ronaldo among athletes, touch every corner of the globe. Messi’s 49 posts featuring Adidas produced 150 million interactions and $6.9 million in ad value for the brand, according to metrics developed by the social media analytics firm Hookit. The 10-second video clip below highlights the global “No Fakers. Creators Only.” Adidas campaign and has 13.4 million Instagram views already for Messi, the world’s highest-paid athlete 2019.

Lionel Andrés Messi Cuccittini is an Argentine professional footballer who plays as a forward and captains both Barcelona and the Argentina national team.

3- Neymar Jr
Neymar Jr Instagram Followers

Neymar da Silva Santos Júnior, commonly known as Neymar Jr. or simply Neymar, is a Brazilian professional footballer who plays as a forward for French club Paris Saint-Germain and the Brazil national team.

As the third on the list, Neymar has 123 million followers on Instagram.

Ronaldo, Messi and Neymar Jr's numbers of Instagram followers are very high compare to these three remaining Footballers on the list. From Neymar 123 million to Kylian Mbappe: 32.9 million.

But this does not mean Ronaldo, Messi and Neymar can't be overtaken. They all started from somewhere.

4- Kylian Mbappé
Kylian Mbappé Instagram Followers

Kylian Mbappé currently has 32.9 million followers on Instagram.

Kylian Mbappé Lottin is a French professional footballer who plays as a forward for Ligue 1 club Paris Saint-Germain and the France national team. Considered one of the best players in the world, he is known for his finishing, dribbling, and speed.

5- Paulo Dybala
Paulo Dybala Instagram Followers

Paulo Bruno Exequiel Dybala is an Argentine professional footballer who plays as a forward for Italian club Juventus and the Argentina national team.

He currently has 32.1 million followers on Instagram.


6- Mohamed Salah
Mohamed Salah Instagram Followers

Mohamed Salah currently has 30.6 million followers on Instagram.

Mohamed Salah Hamed Mahrous Ghaly is an Egyptian professional footballer who plays as a forward for Premier League club Liverpool and the Egypt national team. Considered one of the best players in the world, he is known for his finishing, dribbling, and speed.