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. Last year, Cristiano Ronaldo became the first athlete from any sport to eclipse the 100-million follower mark. He joined a quartet of female pop stars (Taylor Swift, Beyoncé, Selena Gomez and Ariana Grande) in the ultra-exclusive club.

KINGS OF INSTAGRAM

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, six of the top-ten players were born in South America, while the remaining four are Europeans.

UPDATED November 17, 2018

10) LUIS SUAREZ

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Luis Alberto Suárez Díaz
Current team: Barcelona
Born January 24, 1987 🇺🇾 Salto, Uruguay
Instagram followers: 30.9 million

9) MARCELO

Marcelo Vieira da Silva Junior
Current team: Real Madrid
Born May 12, 1988 🇧🇷 Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Instagram followers: 33.3 million

8) ZLATAN IBRAHIMOVIC

Zlatan Ibrahimović
Current team: LA Galaxy
Born October 3, 1981 🇸🇪 Malmo, Sweden
Instagram followers: 35.5 million

7) GARETH BALE

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Gareth Frank Bale
Current team: Real Madrid
Born July 16, 1989 🇬🇧 Cardiff, Wales
Instagram followers: 37.3 million

6) RONALDINHO

Ronaldo de Assis Moreira
Last team: Fluminense
Born March 21, 1980 🇧🇷 Porto Alegre, Brazil
Instagram followers: 38.9 million

5) JAMES RODRIGUEZ

James David Rodríguez Rubio
Current team: Bayern Munich
Born July 12, 1991 🇨🇴 Cúcuta, Colombia
Instagram followers: 40.4 million

4) DAVID BECKHAM

David Robert Joseph Beckham
Last team: Paris Saint-Germain
Born May 2, 1975 🇬🇧 London, England
Instagram followers: 52 million

3) LIONEL MESSI

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Lionel Andrés Messi
Current team: Barcelona
Born June 24, 1987 🇦🇷 Rosario, Argentina
Instagram followers: 102 million

2) NEYMAR

Neymar da Silva Santos Júnior
Current team: Paris Saint-Germain
Born February 5, 1992 🇧🇷 Mogi das Cruzes, Brazil
Instagram followers: 105 million

1) CRISTIANO RONALDO

Cristiano Ronaldo dos Santos Aveiro
Current team: Juventus
Born February 5, 1985 🇵🇹 Funchal, Madeira, Portugal
Instagram followers: 146 million

2018-11-17T14:36:18+00:00 November 17th, 2018|

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