Real Madrid superstar Cristiano Ronaldo not only established himself as one of the great strikers, but also a football player with the most fan base on Instagram. Neymar and Lionel Messi also the two players who has huge followers on social netwworks.
The Portuguese striker topped the ranking of the most watched players on the popular social network of players, Instagram, ranked above Barcelona’s duo: Lionel Messi and Neymar, with 39.5 million fans. Ronaldo often uses this social network to upload photos of “selfie” of himself, his son Ronaldo Jnr or when meeting other family members.
Barcelona player, Neymar, striker scored 16 goals for the Catalans, ranked second in terms of followers, with 36.5 million fans waiting to see his latest status. The most striking image of the Brazilian captain posted on Instagram was when he took the picture with his son after Barcelona’s 3-1 win over Juventus in the 2014-2015 Champions League final. In the picture, Neymar hugged his son David Lucca da Silva Santos and showed the medal for the champion team.
Surprisingly, the Argentinian striker Lionel Messi is only in third place on the ranking of the most fans on Instagram, with 30 million followers. Messi scored 10 goals in 13 Champions League games last season to share the tournament’s golden shoe with Neymar and Ronaldo. The 28-year-old’s most notable moment was when he showed off a photo celebrating the European championship with his young son, Thiago – the photo attracted more than 2 million “likes“.
The next positions belonged to the duo of Real Madrid, James Rodriguez and Gareth Bale. However, their fan base lags far behind the members in the top 3. The Colombian star, Rodriguez has 16.7 million followers, and Wales player have only 11.4 million followers.
Former Chelsea defender David Luiz and team-mate at PSG, Zlatan Ibrahimovic are the remaining faces in the top 10, along with Ronaldinho, Karim Benzema and Thiago Silva.