Top 10 Most Followed Athletes on Social Media
In recent years, social media played a pivotal role in players’ fame. Today, Lad Football will discuss the top 10 most followed athletes on Social Media. On the Internet, there are more than 5 billion active users. These athletes use different social media platforms. It gets tough for the players to manage social media and play side by side. Most of the famous players that are included on our top 10 list have hired a good social media team to manage their presence on the Internet.
1: Cristiano Ronaldo: 767 million followers on social media
Ronaldo stands at number one among the most-followed athletes. The player has 500 million followers, and the number is growing rapidly. They are diehard fans of Portuguese national soccer star Ronaldo. Currently, the player is playing for the Saudi Arabian club Al-Nassr.
The player joined the club in 2023. When he joined the club, Al-Nassr had only 800,000 followers on Instagram. When he joined the club, followers jumped from 800,000 to 11 million in less than a week.
The player is a five-time Ballon d’Or winner and has won numerous other trophies.
Facebook: 160 million
Twitter: 107 million
According to sources, Ronaldo takes around $1.5 million plus for one Instagram-sponsored post.
2- Leo Messi – 531 Million Social Media Followers
Leo Messi is a professional footballer who plays for the Argentina National Team. The player just won the World Cup in 2022. He has won numerous awards, including seven Ballon d’Or awards.
He has performed exceptionally well while playing with his country and club teams.
Many believe that Messi is the most complete player in terms of career wins.
Facebook has 113 million followers.
He has posted 991 pictures and videos on Instagram to date.
3: Neymar Jr. has 357 million followers on social media.
Neymar Jr. is a Brazilian striker with almost 357 million followers on social media. The player is active on his social media accounts, and he has posted around 1700+ posts on his Instagram account. The player also started live streaming on his Twitch channel a few years ago, and within very little time, he had around 100,000 live audiences.
Neymar makes around $800,000 plus per Instagram post. He earns a lot from his social media accounts.
Facebook: 90 million followers
Instagram: 202 million followers
Twitter: 61 million followers
4: Lebron James, has 168 million followers on social media
On number 4, we have an American basketballer, Lebron James. The player is the point guard of basketball.
The player played with several National Basketball Association (NBA) teams.
LeBron has won multiple basketball championships. The player is the most famous basketballer in North America.
Facebook: 25 million followers
Instagram has 143 million followers.
5: Dwayne Johnson, “The Rock,” has 443 million followers on social media.
The rock is a professional wrestler turned movie star. Rock had a good fan following while he was in the ring. After retiring from wrestling, he joined the movie industry. The world champion wrestler got famous in the film industry in no time.
People began to like the rock’s acting, which helped him gain a large number of new followers on his social media profiles.
Facebook has 61 million followers.
Instagram: 359 million followers
Twitter: 17 million followers
YouTube: 6.24 million subscribers
6: David Beckham: 130 million followers on social media
David Beckham is a former England footballer. Who retired from the game a long time ago. The player is one of the most famous British footballers of the 21st century. The player was famous before social media came into play. That is one of the reasons David has so few fans on social media.
David Beckham won many awards and titles during his football career.
After he retired from football, he also started many business ventures. Most of them are related to fashion. He is considered a fashion icon.
Facebook: 53 million followers.
7: Kevin Durant: 42.3 million followers on social media
Kevin is a professional basketball player who has also played for multiple teams in the NBA. He is a ten-time NBA All-Star and has won 10 other accolades in his career. He is also considered the NBA’s most expensive player.
He has become the most valuable player because he is the best shooter, and the NBA teams admire that. Fans love the basketballer due to his energetic playing style.
Facebook: 11 million followers.
Instagram: 13.2 million followers
Twitter: 20 million followers
8: Kylian Mbappe: 122 million followers on social media
On number 8, LadFootball has Kylian Mbappe, a French star. The player currently plays for PSG as a striker. In the 2022 World Cup, Mbappe was the tournament’s golden boot winner and runner-up.
The thing that differentiates Mbappe from Messi and Neymar is his speed and dribbling skills. He is very young and still has a long career ahead of him. Many believe that he will become the most-followed athlete in the coming years. He also won the award for the youngest player in Ligue 1.
Facebook has 17 million followers.
Instagram has 94 million followers.
Twitter: 11 million followers
9: Marcelo Vieira: 102 million followers on social media
Marcelo is a Brazilian player. Who plays in the left-back position Fans love Marcelo for his defensive skills. He played for Real Madrid from 2007–2022; in 2022, he joined Olympiacos.
During his time at Real Madrid, the player won the UEFA Defender of the Year Award. He played a crucial role in Brazil’s wins, including the Copa America and World Cup.
Instagram has 61 million followers.
Facebook: 28 million followers
Twitter: 12.7 million followers
10: James Rodriguez, a Colombian, has 105 million followers on social media.
James Rodriguez plays for the Olympiacos team. The player is originally from Colombia. He plays in the position of attacking midfield. During his career, Rodriguez played for many European teams, such as Real Madrid, Bayern Munich, and Paris Saint-Germain. He was the winner of the 2014 FIFA World Cup golden boot.
The player changes a hefty amount for the Instagram promotional post.
Facebook: 36 million followers.
Instagram has 50 million followers.
Twitter: 19 million followers
These are the most followed athletes on social media.