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The 20 Biggest Soccer Stars To Follow On Instagram

20 Biggest Soccer Stars To Follow On Instagram Athletes Pros Sports
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Sports Stardom On Social: The Top 20 Soccer Athletes To Follow On Instagram

In the last year, Instagram has eclipsed half a billion monthly active users (MAUs) and rolled out a host of features to make it the dominant force against its nearest possible competitors (read: Instagram Stories vs. Snapchat Stories). As one of the few sports throughout history that has truly captivated international appeal, soccer and its top athletes, star players, and celebrities are prominent forces throughout the social media arena including Instagram (see end of article for how many of the top soccer stars on Instagram make up the top 10 Instagram athlete channels).

We've compiled a list of the biggest, most popular soccer athletes on Instagram to showcase how these sports celebrities are engaging, interacting, and entertaining their tens of millions of followers. In addition to weekly posts and videos, many of these top soccer stars are taking to Instagram Stories to share never-seen-before footage of games, their personal lives, and everyday activities racking up tens of thousands of new followers each day.

The 20 Most Popular Soccer Pros On Instagram

See the biggest, most popular soccer athletes (active and/or retired), how many millions of followers they currently have on their Instagram, the team they currently play for, and where they are from with our quick-look infographic:

Top 20 Soccer Stars Athletes Pros On Instagram To Follow

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Are Soccer Stars The Most Popular Athletes On Instagram?

To compile our list of the top 20 Instagram soccer celebrities, we consulted Iconosquare's ranking index. Amidst the top, most-followed athletes on Instagram, soccer pros made up the vast majority of all the top athletes on Instagram (with 8 out of the 10 athlete channels consisting of soccer stars). Of the 410 million followers between the top 10 athlete channels on Instagram, soccer stars held over 316 million followers (nearly 80%).

The top 8 soccer stars on Instagram, posted an average of 5 Instagrams per week with Neymar Jr. Instagramming the most at 15 posts per week (and Leo Messi the least at 1 post per week). 3% is the average engagement rate for these top 8 soccer stars on Instagram each with over 17 million followers.

The World's Biggest Soccer Pros To Follow On Instagram List:

Name: Cristiano Ronaldo
Followers: 79,100,000
Originally From: Portugal
Team: Real Madrid
Instagram: @cristiano

Name: Neymar
Followers: 60,600,000
Originally From: Brazl
Team: FC Barcelona
Instagram: @neymarjr

Name: Leo Messi
Followers: 56,900,000
Originally From: Argentina
Team: FC Barcelona
Instagram: @leomessi

Name: David Beckham
Followers: 29,800,000
Originally From: England
Team: Paris Saint Germain
Instagram: @davidbeckham

Name: James Rodriguez
Followers: 26,300,000
Originally From: Colombia
Team: Real Madrid
Instagram:
@jamesrodriguez10

Name: Gareth Bale
Followers: 23,500,000
Originally From: Wales
Team: Real Madrid
Instagram: @garethbale11

Name: Zlatan
Followers: 20,400,000
Originally From: Sweden
Team: Manchester United
Instagram: @iamzlatanibrahimovic

Name: Luis Suarez
Followers: 17,000,000
Originally From: Uruguay
Team: FC Barcelona
Instagram: @luissuarez9

Name: Karim Benzema
Followers: 15,600,000
Originally From: France
Team: Real Madrid
Instagram: @karimbenzema

Name: David Luiz
Followers: 14,800,000
Originally From: Brazil
Team: Chelsea
Instagram: @davidluiz_4

Name: Andres Iniesta
Followers: 14,200,000
Originally From: Spain
Team: FC Barcelona
Instagram: @andresiniesta8

Name: Marcelo Vieira
Followers: 13,700,000
Originally From: Brazil
Team: Real Madrid
Instagram: @marcelotwelve

Name: Sergio Ramos
Followers: 12,400,000
Originally From: Spain
Team: Real Madrid
Instagram: @sr4oficial

Name: Daniel Alves
Followers: 11,000,000
Originally From: Brazil
Team: Juventus
Instagram: @danialves23

Name: Thiago Silva
Followers: 10,600,000
Originally From: Brazil
Team: Paris Saint Germain
Instagram: @thiagosilva_33

Name: Paul Pogba
Followers: 9,600,000
Originally From: France
Team: Manchester United
Instagram: @paulpogba

Name: Gerard Piqué
Followers: 9,600,000
Originally From: Spain
Team: FC Barcelona
Instagram: @3gerardpique

Name: Toni Kroos
Followers: 9,500,000
Originally From: Germany
Team: Real Madrid
Instagram: @toni.kr8s

Name: Ricardo Kaka
Followers: 9,300,000
Originally From: Brazil
Team: Orlando City
Instagram: @kaka

Name: Mesut Ozil
Followers: 9,100,000
Originally From: Germany
Team: Arsenal
Instagram: @m10_official

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October 20, 2016 By Mediakix Team

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