Top 10 Football Players with Most Fans in the World in 2021

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Top 10 Football Players with Most Fans in the World in 2021


Being the most popular sport, football attracts billions of fans around the world. Fans show their support also on social media by following different football clubs.

We are presenting you the football players that are most followed in social media platforms around the world.

So, who is the number one football player by followers on social media?

The answer is Cristiano Ronaldo!


Let’s have a detailed look at the football players with the most fans in the world in 2021. Counting the number of fans, we have considered their social media official accounts’ followers.

Here are the results:

Top 10 Football Players with Most Fans in the World in 2021

1. Cristiano Ronaldo

It may not be a surprise to say that Portuguese winger is the most followed football player on social media. Juventus player has over 73.6% more followers than Lionel Messi who is in the second place.

Facebook: 124 M

Instagram: 264 M

Twitter: 91,2 M

Other: 1,72 M

Total: 480,92 M


2. Lionel Messi

Barcelona attacker, Lionel Messi is in the second place with about 277 million social media followers in the world.

Facebook: 90,9 M

Instagram: 185 M

Other: 1,04 M

Total: 276.94 M


3. Neymar

PSG Brazilian attacker, Neymar is in the 2nd place with over 260,66 million total followers about 17 million followers leaving Messi ahead.

Facebook: 60,04 M

Instagram: 146 M

Twitter: 52,1 M

Other: 2,52 M

Total: 260,66 M


4. David Beckham

Legendary English ex Manchester United player, David Beckham is in the 4th place with more than 120 million followers worldwide. It’s worth noting that Beckham is the most followed retired football player.

Facebook: 54,87 M

Instagram: 65,4 M

Total: 120,27 M


5. Ronaldinho

Another retired and legendary player, Brazilian Ronaldinho is in the 5th place with more than 117 million followers and leaving Beckham ahead with only 3 million followers.

Facebook: 43,34 M

Instagram: 53,7 M

Twitter: 19,9 M

YouTube: 259 K

Total: 117,2 M


6. James Rodriguez

Colombian winger, James Rodriguez is in the 6th place. Everton player has over 102,5 million followers on social media platforms.

Facebook: 37 M

Instagram: 46,5 M

Twitter: 19 M

Total: 102,5 M


7. Gareth Bale

Welsh winger, Gareth Bale is in the 7th place. Tottenham Hotspur player has total 96,7 million followers.

Facebook: 34,5 M

Instagram: 43,6 M

Twitter: 18,6 M

Total: 96,7 M


8. Marcelo

Brazilian left back of Real Madrid, is in the 8th place with over 89 million social media followers. By the way, Marcelo is the first defender in our list.

Facebook: 29,37 M

Instagram: 46,3 M

Twitter: 12,1 M

Other: 1,25 M

Total: 89,02 M


9. Andres Iniesta

Spanish central midfielder, Andres Iniesta is in the 9th place with over 86,8 million followers worldwide.

Facebook: 25,8 M

Instagram: 35,9M

Twitter: 25,1 M

Total: 86,8 M


10. Sergio Ramos

And finally, Sergio Ramos is in the 10th place of the top 10 football players by social media followers. Spanish defender has over 84,83 million followers on social media platforms.

Facebook: 23,53 M

Instagram: 43,1 M

Twitter: 18,2 M

Total: 84,83 M

Top 10 Football players with most fans in the World in 2021: Total Results

Cristiano Ronaldo – 480,92 M
Lionel Messi – 276,94 M
Neymar – 260,66 M
David Beckham – 120,27 M
Ronaldinho – 117,2 M
James Rodriguez – 102,5 M
Gareth Bale – 96,7 M
Marcelo – 89,02 M
Andres Iniesta – 86,8 M
Sergio Ramos – 84,83 M

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