10 Soccer Players With Most Instagram Followers: Messi Joins Ronaldo Atop The Rankings

Messi And Ronaldo Instagram
Messi And Ronaldo Instagram

Almost every soccer player has an Instagram account these days; it not only allows them to keep in touch with fans but also rake in millions of dollars in revenue. Check out the 10 soccer players with the most Instagram followers.

Soccer has changed a lot over the years. Fans are not content with just watching their favorite players on the pitch. They also know what they are up to in their personal lives. Photo and video-sharing social networking platform, Instagram, has capitalized on said curiosity and allowed fans to have a closer look at their stars.

10. Paulo Dybala – 58.1 million

Paulo Dybala Is The 10th-Most Followed Soccer Player On Instagram
Dybala, Who Currently Plays For Roma, Won Five Serie A Titles With Juventus

With 58.1 million followers, AS Roma star Paulo Dybala is the second-most followed Argentine soccer player on Instagram, behind the great Lionel Messi.

Dybala, 29, has proven himself to be a serial winner. He won five Serie A titles and four Coppa Italia trophies during his seven-season run with Juventus between 2015 and 2022. He also has a FIFA World Cup to his name, with him appearing twice for Argentina during their victorious run in Qatar.

9. Paul Pogba – 61.3 million

Paul Pogba Is The Eighth-Most Followed Personality On Instagram.

Paul Pogba’s on and off-field woes have not had an impact on his following on Instagram, with the French superstar still going strong with 61.3 million followers.

Once considered to be one of the best in the business, Pogba played precious little (10 games) over the 2022-23 season, with niggling injuries severely impacting his game time.

He has since been banned from all football activity after he returned a positive test for elevated levels of testosterone, preventing him from playing any further part in Juventus’ 2023-24 campaign.

8. Sergio Ramos – 62.7 million

Sergio Ramos Is One Of The Most Followed Soccer Players On Instagram
Sergio Ramos Won 22 Trophies At Real Madrid, Including 4 Champions Leagues

Former Real Madrid skipper Sergio Ramos is the ninth name on the list, courtesy of his sizable 62.7 million followers on Instagram.

Following 16 memorable seasons at the Santiago Bernabeu, during which he played 671 games and won 22 trophies, Ramos joined Paris Saint-Germain in 2021. He parted ways with the Parisians after his contract expired earlier this summer and returned to former club Sevilla in a wholesome full-circle career moment.

7. Mohamed Salah – 63.4 million

Mohamed Salah Is One Of The Most-Followed Soccer Players On Instagram
Mohamed Salah Has Scored 205 Goals For Liverpool

Liverpool’s undisputed talisman, Mohamed Salah, enjoys a lot of fanfare on Instagram, with the Egypt international boasting a whopping 63.4 million followers on the platform. The forward is currently the most-followed soccer player in the English Premier League.

Salah has been a man on a mission since joining Liverpool from AS Roma in 2017. He has scored 205 times in 333 games for the Reds, helping them to Premier League (2019) and Champions League (2020) glory.

6. Marcelo – 67.4 million

Marcelo Is One Of The Most-Followed Soccer Stars On Instagram
Marcelo Spent Over 15 Years At Real Madrid

One of the most accomplished fullbacks to ever play the sport, Marcelo has 67.4 million followers on the popular social networking platform, Instagram.

The Brazilian left-back has returned to his boyhood club Fluminense after spells with Real Madrid and Olympiacos. While he could not quite settle in at Olympiacos, he did enough at Real Madrid to go down in history as one of the best-ever players.

Between January 2007 and September 2022, he played 546 matches for Los Blancos, scoring 38 times and providing 103 assists. His talents helped the club to six La Liga titles and five Champions League trophies in 15 years.

5. Karim Benzema – 75.6 million

Karim Benzema Is The Fifth-Most Followed Soccer Player On Instagram
Benzema Reportedly Earns Over $200 Million/Year In Saudi Arabia

Ballon d’Or winner Karim Benzema is the fifth name on the list, courtesy of his 75.6 followers on Instagram.

The Real Madrid legend moved to Al-Ittihad last summer following 14 trophy-laden seasons in the Spanish capital. During his time at the Santiago Bernabeu, he helped Los Blancos to five Champions League trophies and four La Liga titles, amongst other honors.

Even reports of fallings out in Saudi Arabia with coach Marcelo Gallardo has done little to hamper his loyal following.

4. Kylian Mbappe – 112 million

PSG's Kylian Mbappe Is One Of The Most Followed Soccer Players On Instagram
PSG’s Kylian Mbappe Is France’s Undisputed Talisman

Paris Saint-Germain (PSG) superstar Kylian Mbappe has 112 million followers on Instagram, making him the fourth-most followed soccer player on the platform.

Only 24 years old, Mbappe has already won some of the most prestigious trophies in football. In 2018, he emerged as one of France’s best players as they won the FIFA World Cup. He put in a shift in the 2022 FIFA World Cup as well, scoring eight goals in seven games, including a hat-trick in the final.

Real Madrid appear best positioned to capture his signature in summer 2024, after he confirmed he plans to exit the Parisians.

3. Neymar – 219 million

Neymar Is One Of The Most-Followed Soccer Players On Instagram
Neymar Has Joined Al Hilal This Summer

In third place, we have Brazilian superstar Neymar, who has an impressive 219 million followers on Instagram.

Neymar is widely hailed as one of the best soccer players of this generation. Between Barcelona and PSG, the Brazil icon won one Champions League trophy and seven league titles.

An unexpected move to Saudi Arabia has proved fairly disastrous after picking up yet another lengthy injury within his first few months of being in the Middle East.

2. Lionel Messi – 500 million

Lionel Messi Is The Second-Most Followed Personality On Intagram
Lionel Messi Celebrates After Scoring Against Philadelphia Union

Having finally reached the 500 million follower milestone, Argentina icon and Inter Miami superstar Lionel Messi is the second-most popular soccer player/individual on Instagram.

Only two accounts have multiple representatives on the list of the 20 most-liked posts on Instagram; Messi, astonishingly, has seven. Messi is also the owner of the most-liked post in Instagram history. The photo of him and his compatriots lifting the 2022 FIFA World Cup holds the record with a staggering 75.7 million likes.

Messi, 36, is the most decorated soccer player of this era. Not only has he won every possible individual honor, including seven Ballon d’Or awards, but he has also completed his collective trophy cabinet. The Inter Miami star has won the World Cup and Copa America with Argentina; four Champions League trophies and 10 La Liga titles with Barcelona; and two Ligue 1 titles with Paris Saint-Germain.

1. Cristiano Ronaldo – 622 million

Cristiano Ronaldo Is The Most Followed Soccer Player On Instagram
Cristiano Ronaldo Has Changed The Soccer Landscape With His Al-Nassr Move

Sitting comfortably at the top of the charts with 622 million followers, Cristiano Ronaldo is not only the most famous soccer personality but also the most-followed individual on Instagram. Just like his arch-rival Lionel Messi, Ronaldo also has seven positions on the list of the top 20 most-liked posts on Instagram. His photo with Messi playing chess, advertising for Louis Vuitton, is his most-liked Instagram post, with it garnering a whopping 42.4 million likes.

Five-time Ballon d’Or winner Cristiano Ronaldo has won more than his fair share of accolades in his career. Over the last two decades, he has amassed five Champions League trophies, one European Championship, and seven league titles, amongst other honors. Currently serving as Al-Nassr’s captain, he is determined to win silverware in Saudi Arabian football as well.

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