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Top 5 most followed footballers on Instagram

Uday Jaria
ANALYST
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13.36K   //    26 Mar 2018, 20:33 IST

FIFA Ballon d'Or Gala 2015
Who among these has most followers?

The omnipresence of social media has made it extremely important for the sports stars to engage with fans across all major platforms in order to gather a bigger audience to expand their brand value.

Being active on social media can increase any star's popularity to a next level. Neymar Jr. is one such footballer whose online presence brought him the fame that he enjoys now. No doubt he is an exceptional player with great potential but the role played by his online presence is undeniable.

David Beckham is a player enjoying enormous popularity even after years of his retirement. He is a fashion icon who is looked up by many people for latest trends and we cannot deny the role his Instagram presence played in this.

Right on this note, let's have a look at the top five most followed players on Instagram.

NOTE- Stats accurate as of 26 March 2018.


#5 James Rodriguez

FC Bayern v AC Milan - 2017 International Champions Cup China
James Rodriguez becomes a household name after FIFA World Cup 2014.

The Colombian international, James Rodriguez has 35.4 million followers on Instagram making him the fifth most followed footballer on Instagram.

Although he was having a decent career earlier, it was after he won the Golden Boot in the FIFA World Cup 2014 that he became a household name. His brilliant performances in the tournament earned him a move to Real Madrid which further enhanced his reputation.

James is now playing on-loan in the Bundesliga with Bayern Munich and has been performing brilliantly there.

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