Instagram, Facebook, Twitter , Twitch, Tiktok – Social Media is as much synchronous to modern day football as is training and honing skills. No doubt then that footballers make the most of their mass appeal and monetize it in the best way possible, often lately through Social Media platforms. We rank the 20 players who have made it big in the Social Media space too.
20. Luka Modric – 15.6m followers
The Croatian skipper and latest Ballon d’Or winner has fans gripped about his doings with the Real Madrid backroom and victory snaps.
Profile handle : @lukamodric10
19. Isco – 16.1m followers
Another Real player that really engages with his followers and his antics on and off the field – Isco is a shy and polite personality but that is no hindrance to his social appeal.
Profile handle : @iscoalarcon
18. Eden Hazard – 16.7m followers
The newest Galactico in Real ranks and one of the most well decorated players in the Premier League, Hazard commands quite a following of his own.
Profile handle : @hazardeden_10
17. Pique – 16.7m followers
Enough of Real banter, now to Catalunya where Gerard Pique commands a standing followers’ base of more than 16 million. He is also said to be the future preseident at Barcelona.
Profile handle : @3gerardpique
16. Mesut Ozil – 17.9m followers
Ozil’s social media handle was the one responsible for the entire Turk President fiasco that saw him calling curtains on his international career for Germany.
Profile handle : @m10_official
15. Phelipe Coutinho – 17.9m followers
The Barcelona midfielder has a likable social media following, one that he uses to present glimpses of his personal life for his fans on social media.
Profile handle : @phil.coutinho
14. Toni Kroos – 19.5m followers
Another Real Madrid man, the most on this list so far. The German midfield maestro has every reason to be cherished on social media and his fans adore him.
Profile handle : @toni.kr8s
13. Kylian Mbappe – 19.8m followers
One of the most promising of the current crop, Mbappe has a great fan following especially in his native France.
Profile handle : @k.mbappe
12. Mohammed Salah – 20.1m followers
Liverpool’s talisman ranks just outside the Top 10 but has a whooping 20 million followers base to content himself with.
Profile handle : @mosalah
11. Antione Griezmann – 21.9m followers
Griezmann triggered his latest transfer to Barcelona with his Instagram account, posting a video announcing the end of his time with Atletico.
Profile handle : @antogriezmann
10. Paulo Dybala – 22.4m followers
The Argentine striker might not be a regular for the Argentina national side or the Juve team, but commands an excellent social following.
Profile handle : @paulodybala
9. Andres Iniesta – 25.4m followers
A legend of the game, Iniesta interests his following even today, playing for Vissel Kobe in the Japanese League One.
Profile handle : @andresiniesta8
8. Sergio Ramos – 27.6m followers
He might have a love-hate relationship with football fans over the world, but the Spain World Cup winner and Real captain gets plenty of love on social media.
Profile handle : @sergioramos
7. Paul Pogba – 29m followers
Paul Pogba has faced a lot of flak for his Social Media appearances, including a major feud with Jose Mourinho, but he surely loves his following like his following loves him.
Profile handle : @paulpogba
6. Luis Suarez – 30m followers
Barcelona has another representative on this list with their No.9 coming in at No.6. Suarez’s following boomed following his switch from Liverpool to Barcelona and his infamous Chellini bite.
Profile handle : @luissuarez9
5. Marcelo – 32.5m followers
Marcelo’s account at one point was a collection of all the antics his teammates used to perform on the training ground and fans loved it, so did we.
Profile handle : @marcelotwelve
4. James Rodriguez – 40.1m followers
The Real loanee to Bayern shares his personal life on Instagram and football related stuff on Twitter, and fans seem to oblige, much like his heroics on the field.
Profile handle : @jamesrodriguez10
3. Lionel Messi – 99.1m followers
The GOAT of modern day football, according to some, Messi and Ronaldo are the subject of online banters and the Argentine himself commands nearly a 100 million fanbase.
Profile handle : @leomessi
2. Neymar Jr. – 103m followers
The PSG man is a cult hero in his homeland Brazil and his former club Barcelona. Although his account saw a sharp decline after his switch to PSG, it has picked up and stayed true to his fanfare.
Profile handle : @neymarjr
1. Cristiano Ronaldo – 143m followers
A massive lead for Ronaldo, primarily because the Portuguese captain uses his global appeal to market brands he’s related to and his personal brand CR7.
Profile handle : @cristiano