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8 most followed footballers on Instagram

It’s the digital age and almost all footballers are on Instagram sharing their career moments, adorable photos of their loved ones and most importantly, selfies. Check out this list of most followed footballers on Instagram.

1.Cristiano Ronaldo

Ronaldo’s Instagram has attracted over 166 million followers as of May 2019. No doubt he is the most popular footballer on earth right now! Aside from updates about his career and personal life, he also uses Instagram to promote brands for which he is an ambassador of.

2.Lionel Messi

Second on our list is Ronaldo’s rival, Messi , who has over 118 million followers. Thanks to his constant updates on #ig, we get to catch a glimpse of Messi’s private life as well as his career.

3. Neymar

Known for his ability to play with both feet, Neymar has two million followers lesser than Messi. Be it on #igstory or feed, Neymar never fails to give his fans a sneak peek into his private life.


With 55.5 million followers, Beckham’s popularity never seems to fade. Retired in 2013 after a 20-year career, Beckham keeps himself busy with photoshoots, family activities and being an ambassador for major global brands.


Just last year, Ronaldinho announced his retirement through his agent but fans continue to show their support for this legendary footballer. With 44.9 million followers on his Instagram, he keeps his #ig professional by mainly focusing on his career.


The 28-year-old footballer has about 41.3 million followers on his Instagram. Expect a lot of selfies if you’re planning to follow this Colombian born footballer.


By mostly posting about his career, Bale has about 39.8 million followers. He also uses his Instagram account to deliver social service messages.

8. Marcelo

Last on our list is Marcelo Vieira da Silva Junior. With a growing number of followers on Instagram, Marcelo knows how to balance his personal and career posts.

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