10 top most followed players on Instagram

A list of footballers ruled Instagram in 2015. Check out the 10 top most followed players on the platform


Since the inception of social media footballers have taken into it to interact with their fans.

Photo and short video sharing platform, Instagram has become footballers’ favourite social media platform.

These are the 10 top most followed players on the platform. The numbers of followers stated in this report were as at the time of this writing.

1. Cristiano Ronaldo


The Real Madrid is the footballer with the most Instagram followers.

His Instagram account is just ‘Cristiano’ and has 39.9 million followers this year at the time of this report.

2. Neymar

Neymar’s celebrity status in South America is A-list and it’s certain that the majority of this followers are from that region.

The Barcelona whose account is with the name ‘Neymarjr’ has 36.7 million followers.


3. Lionel Messi

Barcelona superstar is third on the list of most followed footballers on Instagram.

His account with the name ‘LoeMessi’ has 30.7 million followers.

4. James Rodriguez

Another player whose celebrity status is hugely boosted by his popularity in South America.


The Colombia international with the account with the name ‘Jamesrodriguez10’ has 16.8 million followers.

5. Gareth Bale

Real Madrid Welsh star Gareth Bale is gradually becoming a big name in football.

The forward Instagram account is known with the name ‘Garethbale11’ and has 11.5 million followers.

6. David Luiz


Another player very popular in South America. The Brazilian international defender’s Instagram account is known as ‘Davidluiz_4’ and has 11.1 million followers.

7. Zlatan Ibrahimovic

Sweden star Zlatan Ibrahimovic is number seven on the list of most followed footballers.

The Paris Saint-Germain striker with the Instagram name ‘iamzlatanibrahimovic’ has 10 million followers.

8. Ronaldinho


It might seems that he is no longer one of the best footballers in the world, but what Ronaldinho has done in the game meant that he still has a lot of fans who keep up with him.

His Instagram account with the name ‘ronaldinhooficial’ has 8.8 million followers.

9. Karim Benzema

Playing for Real Madrid means more worldwide fans and that has sure helped boost Benzema’s Instagram followers count.

His Instagram account with the name ‘karimbenzema’ is being followed by 8.4 million people.


10. Thiago Silva

The Brazilian defender who plays for Paris Saint-Germain has 8 million followers.

He is known as ‘thiagosilva_33’ on Instagram.


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