If you are someone who enjoys watching sports and have to remain up to date with what is happening in the world of sports, Instagram is the social media platform you would like to check out and be on, from the latest updates to the recent happenings in every popular athlete’s life, Instagram has it all. Now, there are so many different kinds of athletic clubs that are springing up, especially with how crazy and devoted every fan is to their favorite athlete. Sports fans are one of the most interactive and engaging audiences, because they are people who are extremely loyal to their idols, obsessed with them and are always displaying their undying love and fanaticism for the sport they love, and moreover, the athlete they worship. These fans idolize their teams in an almost, very similar cult like manner, often even going to support them in ways and methods apart from purchasing game merch and tickets. They are always online to know what their favorite athlete is up to and often sacrifice a lot of time in just keeping up with their daily life, rankings and so much more. Instagram helps them to be updated and feel a part of their lives. Many of the people think that these athletes buy instagram followers to get fame and popularity. But it is not the case for everyone with a huge fan following.
So, who are the top seven athletes with the most Instagram followers?
- Cristiano Ronaldo
With more than two hundred million followers on Instagram, this man is a legend. He is also the second most followed individual on Instagram, after Instagram itself. The Portuguese professional footballer who plays as a forward is often labelled as the best player in the whole world, especially is often even known as the “GOAT,” which means the Greatest Of All Times. He has won five Ballon D’or awards, has won thirty one major trophies throughout his career and seven league titles, and so much more. Cristiano Ronaldo is also one of the football players who has made over thousand professional career appearances, and more than seven eighty career goals for the Serie A club Juventus.
- Dwayne Johnson
With more than one seventy Instagram followers, Dwayne Johnson is the second most followed athlete on Instagram and also goes by the ring name, the Rock. The American Canadian athlete is regarded as one of the most professional and greatest wrestlers in the history of wrestling and is also one of the world’s highest paid actors. During college, he was also a Football player for the University of Miami where he even won a national championship.
- Lionel Andres Messi
Lionel Messi is the third most followed athlete on Instagram with more than one forty followers. He is an Argentine footballer who plays as a forward and is also considered to be the best player in the world and is also known and labelled as the greatest players of all time. He has also spent his entire career life with Barcelona national team, and has won thirty four trophies, six European Golden shoes, six Ballon D’or awards and so many more. He is a creative goal scorer and is known to also be an intelligent playmaker. With more than seven fifty career goals for his country and club he has scored the most number of goals made by a player for a single club.
With more than one thirty Instagram followers, this Brazilian footballer is also the second highest scorer of goals for his team. Neymar Da Silva Santos Junior who is popularly called as Neymar, plays as a forward and is again, known to be one of the best players in the world. He made his debut at the age of seventeen and soon relocated to Europe to join Barcelona. He is also the most expensive player and has won three league titles, two Coupe De La Ligue and so many more.
- David Beckham
With more than sixty million followers on Instagram, he is one of the most well known and recognizable midfielders from his time. David Robert Joseph Beckam, is a former English professional football player who played for a number of clubs and is also the first ever English player to have won the league titles in four different countries which are the United States of America, England, France and Spain. He retired after a two decade long career in football and is now the co-owner of Inter Miami CF and Salford City. David Beckham has also won nineteen major trophies. He is also the first ever English professional footballer to play a hundred UEFA Champions league games.
- LeBron James
With more than fifty eight million followers on Instagram this American Basketball player is considered to be one of the best, finest and greatest professional National Basketball Association players in history. He plays for the Los Angeles Lakers and is a part of the National Basketball Association. He is also the only player in the history of the NBA to have won NBA championships with three franchises. Lebron James is also often compared to Michael Jordan and is regarded as one of the greatest players in the history of the NBA. From being selected to the All National Basketball association first team more than thirteen times to being named as an All star about seventeen times, is he a well known basketball legend who is extremely popular on Instagram.
With more than fifty one million followers on Instagram, this Brazilian professional football player is quite popular and is also the ambassador for Barcelona. Ronaldo De Assis Moreira who is popularly known as Ronaldinho Gaúcho, is a former professional footballer who played as an attacking midfielder and is one of the best players in his generation. He has won two FIFA world player of the year awards and a Ballon D’or as well. He also was also the second football player to receive the standing ovation from fans.
These were the top seven athletes that have the most number of followers on Instagram and are quite well known for their skills and their talents as well.