Kings of Instagram: Cristiano Ronaldo, Neymar, Lionel Messi tops in followers among footballers

Kings of Instagram: Cristiano Ronaldo, Neymar, Lionel Messi tops in followers among footballers

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One of the surest ways to gauge the relative popularity of various soccer players is to compare how many Instagram followers they have. Earlier this year, Cristiano Ronaldo became the first athlete from any sport to eclipse the 100-million follower mark. He joins a quartet of female pop stars (Taylor Swift, Beyoncé, Selena Gomez and Ariana Grande) in the ultra-exclusive club.

[fusion_title size=”4″]KINGS OF INSTAGRAM[/fusion_title]

Kings of Instagram: Cristiano Ronaldo, Neymar, Lionel Messi

While Ronaldo, Neymar and Lionel Messi are tops on Instagram among footballers, can you name the remaining seven stars in the top ten? Overall, players for Real Madrid and Barcelona dominate the top ten. Six of the top-ten players were born in South America, while the remaining four are Europeans.

UPDATED September 30, 2017

[fusion_title size=”4″]10) MARCELO[/fusion_title]

Marcelo Vieira da Silva Junior
Current team: Real Madrid
Born May 12, 1988 🇧🇷 Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Instagram followers: 20.9 million

[fusion_title size=”4″]9) LUIS SUAREZ[/fusion_title]

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Luis Alberto Suárez Díaz
Current team: Barcelona
Born January 24, 1987 🇺🇾 Salto, Uruguay
Instagram followers: 24.7 million

[fusion_title size=”4″]8) RONALDINHO[/fusion_title]

Ronaldo de Assis Moreira
Last team: Fluminense
Born March 21, 1980 🇧🇷 Porto Alegre, Brazil
Instagram followers: 26.5 million

[fusion_title size=”4″]7) ZLATAN IBRAHIMOVIC[/fusion_title]

Zlatan Ibrahimović
Current team: Manchester United
Born October 3, 1981 🇸🇪 Malmo, Sweden
Instagram followers: 27.9 million

[fusion_title size=”4″]6) GARETH BALE[/fusion_title]

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Gareth Frank Bale
Current team: Real Madrid
Born July 16, 1989 🇬🇧 Cardiff, Wales
Instagram followers: 31.3 million

[fusion_title size=”4″]5) JAMES RODRIGUEZ[/fusion_title]

James David Rodríguez Rubio
Current team: Bayern Munich
Born July 12, 1991 🇨🇴 Cúcuta, Colombia
Instagram followers: 33.2 million

[fusion_title size=”4″]4) DAVID BECKHAM[/fusion_title]

David Robert Joseph Beckham
Last team: Paris Saint-Germain
Born May 2, 1975 🇬🇧 London, England
Instagram followers: 40.2 million

[fusion_title size=”4″]3) LIONEL MESSI[/fusion_title]

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Lionel Andrés Messi
Current team: Barcelona
Born June 24, 1987 🇦🇷 Rosario, Argentina
Instagram followers: 80.8 million

[fusion_title size=”4″]2) NEYMAR[/fusion_title]

Neymar da Silva Santos Júnior
Current team: Paris Saint-Germain
Born February 5, 1992 🇧🇷 Mogi das Cruzes, Brazil
Instagram followers: 82.1 million

[fusion_title size=”4″]1) CRISTIANO RONALDO[/fusion_title]

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Cristiano Ronaldo dos Santos Aveiro
Current team: Real Madrid
Born February 5, 1985 🇵🇹 Funchal, Madeira, Portugal
Instagram followers: 112 million

2017-09-30T09:17:19+00:00 September 30th, 2017|

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