Superstar athletes are like something otherworldly things to their die-hard fans. There was a time when there was little connection between the athletes and the fans. Still, there remains a gap but now the fans are quite attached to their favourite sports person through social media. Athletes generally do have lots of followers. In this article, we will reveal you the top 10 most popular athletes on social media.
# Top 10 Most Popular Athletes on Social Media:
10) Virat Kohli (39.2 Million):
Arguably the best chaser in the One Day Int. cricket history. And obviously the best batsman of his generation. This Indian batting master has more than 39 million followers on Instagram. Although cricket is not that much popular around the globe, this game has the majority of it’s fans in the subcontinent. The love of the huge number of fans in this South Asian country makes VK the 10th most followed sportsperson in the world.
9) Marcelo (40.3 Million):
The Brazilian full-back of Real Madrid stands on the 9th spot. He has more than 40 million followers on Instagram. He is a good quality defender and a hard-working player on the field. Moreover, he is an entertaining person as well.
8) Gareth Bale (40.9 Million):
Another Real Madrid sensation to occupy the 8th position in the chart. The Welshman has almost 41 million followers on social media. The winger has helped his club winning 4 UCL titles after joining the Blancos from EPL club Tottenham.
7) James Rodriguez (42.7 Million):
This handsome looking guy is very popular among the fans. In 2014, he was labelled as the sexiest male footballer. His good skill on the field and smartness off the field earned him more than 42 million followers on Instagram. The Colombian also won the Golden Boot of the 2014 FIFA World Cup.
6) Ronaldinho (47.7 Million):
You rarely can find a hater of such a guy like Ronaldinho. The former Brazilian superstar midfielder was a brilliant skilful soccer player on the field and a lovable wonderful man off the field. He retired from football a few years ago but fans’ love for him hasn’t decreased at all. He is 2.3 million short of 50 million followers.
5) LeBron James (50.9 Million):
The one and only Basketball player on this list. Now you can imagine, how popular this American is! The number of followers of King James has gone past 50 million marks. This tall, dark guy has no less than 50.9 million followers.
4) David Beckham (57.7 Million):
The man who brought in the smartness and style among the footballers, off the field. The set-piece specialist do have an epic zest in gesture and dress up. He is more than 44 but still holding that youthfulness and comeliness in his face and body fitness. With such a smart outlook he still attracts the women and is the role model for the younger boys. The former England skipper has more than 57 million followers on Facebook.
3) Neymar (124 million):
One of the only sportspersons to have more than 100 million followers. The Brazilian winger has almost 125 million followers on Insta and is the 3rd most popular athlete on the planet. He is playing for French Ligue 1 side Paris Saint Germain at this moment. He is the record holder of most expensive transfer in football history.
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2) Leo Messi (127 Million):
This man is such kind of person, who does have the fans like Barack Obama, Kobe Bryant, LeBron James. So you must realize in which level this Argentine sensation does belong. He is the 2nd most followed sportsperson in the world with 127 million followers on Instagram.
1) Cristiano Ronaldo (179 Million):
None but a footballer has to top the list. Portuguese superstar and 5 times Ballon d’Or winner Cristiano Ronaldo is unquestionably the most popular athlete in the world with more than 179 million followers. He is way ahead of his nearest rival Leo Messi as there is a big gap of more than 50 million between the two heavyweights.