The Athletes with the Most Followers on Instagram

Instagram is one of the world’s most active user social networks. In it we can follow our relatives, acquaintances or, of course, many of our favorite idols or celebrities . Just about the latter we want to talk to you in this article.

If you are a sports lover, read on. We are going to show you the athletes with the most followers on Instagram.

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Millions of followers on Instagram for athletes

As you can imagine, being a footballer or a basketball player of a famous team leads millions of people to know you and want to follow you. Of course, there are many other sports that move thousands of people but perhaps these will attract a much more massive audience.

Next we are going to show you the 10 athletes with the most followers in this gigantic social network and, if you did not have any of them signed, you will be surprised with the number of users who see their publications.

Cristiano Ronaldo ( @Cristiano )

Juventus soccer player and former Real Madrid player. On his Instagram Cristiano Ronaldo amasses the figure of 210 million followers , becoming the second account with the most followers on the platform (just behind the @Instagram account itself).

Lionel Messi ( @leomessi )

The second has the most followers of an athlete is Lionel Messi , of course. Lifelong player of Futbol Club Barcelona, and one of the best players in the world. On Instagram, he has an account that reaches a whopping 146 million users .

Neymar da Silva ( @neymarjr )

Continuing with the ranking, third in this list of athletes is Neymar . Another of the best-known soccer players on the planet who currently plays for Paris Saint-Germain and, previously, for Barça. Right now, his Instagram account reaches 136 million people following him.

LeBron James ( @kingjames )

In the fourth place of athletes on this social network we finally find someone who is not dedicated to playing soccer. His name is LeBron James and he is one of the best known basketball players in the world. The Los Angeles Lakers forward reaches a whopping 62.3 million Instagram users at age 35. A somewhat lower figure than that of the other athletes we have already told you about, but equally striking.

David Beckham ( @davidbeckham )

Just behind the previous athlete is the well-known David Beckham . Currently retired, the former soccer player is not only known for his professional career as a soccer player, but has been the image of several brands or has even had minor shortcomings in a movie. His account reaches 62.1 million followers .

Virat Kohli ( @ virat.kohli )

Virat Kolli is a cricketer from India. He has numerous awards including the fastest hitter or one of the few who has scored 1,000 pitches in his career. In addition, on his Instagram, he reaches 53 million followers . A high number to dedicate to a sport that, although known, is not as popular worldwide as soccer.

Ronaldo de Assis Moreira or Ronaldinho Gaúcho ( @ronaldinho )

Who does not know Ronaldinho ? Few will be able to say that they know nothing about him. Former soccer player retired in 2018, he became ultra well-known at Barça for his “Jogo Bonito” which consisted of performing constant pirouettes and filigree with the ball. His account has 51.8 million followers and in it, in addition to sharing moments from his personal life, he publishes photographs and videos of some of his top moments in his time as a player.

James Rodriguez ( @ jamesrodriguez10 )

James Rodriguez is a midfielder at Real Madrid and, at 28, is already one of the best-known footballers in Spain. In his career, he has accumulated 113 goals in clubs and 45.2 million followers on Instagram.

Marcelo Vieira ( @marcelotwelve )

Another of those legendary Real Madrid players is Marcelo . He debuted in 2006 as a team defense and since then has continued to perform at his job in Madrid. Little by little he has become a great player who currently has 44.2 million followers on this social network.

Zlatan Ibrahimović ( @iamzlatanibrahimovic )

Zlatan Ibrahimović is a Swedish footballer who currently plays as a striker for the Associazione Calcio Milan. In addition, he has also worked in teams such as FC Barcelona or Juventus. On Instagram it reaches the figure of 42.2 million users who follow it, thus becoming the tenth most followers on this platform.