Top 5 Most Followed Athletes on Instagram

Top 5 most followed athletes on Instagram: Instagram is one of the most used social media apps by people, and fans don’t miss any chance to stay connected with their favorite sports players. There are billions of sports fans out there who want to know about their superstars’ personal life and whatnot.

With approx 1 billion Instagram users the most followed person on Instagram is also a sports player Cristiano Ronaldo, he rules over millions of hearts and has a total of 493 million followers and will surely be the one to cross the 500 Million bar on the app.

These players have billions of fan followers and it multiplies everyday, let’s know about the top 5 most followed athletes in detail.

Top 5 Most Followed Athletes on Instagram

5. LeBron James

The American professional basketball player LeBron James plays for the Los Angeles Lakers in the NBA. LeBron is globally regarded as one of the greatest basketball players of all time. With 4 NBA Championships, 4 NBA MVP awards and 4 NBA finals MVP awards, and 2 Olympic gold medals LeBron is nicknamed “King James”.

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LeBron has over 136 Million followers on Instagram and is the only player in NBA history with over 10,000 career points, rebounds, and assists.

4. Neymar

Neymar Junior, the Brazilian forward footballer plays for Paris-Sainty German in League1. He is one of the best players of his generation and has scored at least 100 goals for three different clubs.


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After his transfer to PSG, he was also regarded as one the most expensive player ever in 2017 with a transfer fee worth $222 Million. He was also a fair contributor to PSG’s first-ever league champions League Final in the 2019-20 season.

Neymar Jr. has over 181 Million followers on Instagram being the 4th most followed athlete on the app.

3. Virat Kohli

The former captain of the Indian National team, Virat Kohli is also on the list of most marketable athletes. He is one of the greatest cricketers in the world and owns numerous of honorable awards for his excellent cricket career.


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Kohli is the first Asian to surpass the 100 Million bar on Instagram. His social media popularity is not only because of his fanbase in India but due to his global fans too. He has over 221 Million followers on Instagram and the most followed Indian on Instagram too.

2. Lionel Messi

The legendary Argentine footballer Lionel Messi plays for PSG and also captains the Argentina National Team. Messi has broken many records so far in football career including 7 Ballon d’Or awards (4 consecutive) and 6 European Golden shoe awards.


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The charismatic player owns millions of hearts and its no surprise that he ranks 2nd in our list. With a total of 370 Million followers on Instagram, he is a global sports star.

1. Cristiano Ronaldo

With over 493 Million followers Ronaldo is the most followed athlete in the world on Instagram. His insane fan following is due to his charming personality both on and off the pitch.


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Ronaldo and Messi are also the two names in football history to be regarded as the best footballers of all time.

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Payal Kumari
Payal Kumari
Payal Kumari is pursuing her bachelor's in journalism from St. Xavier's College, Ranchi. She is a sports enthusiast and currently pens down her thoughts for Sports Axle.


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