Football legend Cristiano Ronaldo on Monday became first person to reach 500 million followers on Instagram. Ronaldo is also extremely popular in other social media platforms like Twitter (105 million followers) and Facebook (154 million followers) as well and currently he is one of the highest-paid athlete on Instagram. However, apart from Ronaldo, there are other sports personalities who enjoy a massive fan following on social media app. Here in this article, we will have look five sports personalities who have most followers on Instagram.
1. Cristiano Ronaldo:
Footballer Cristiano Ronaldo has most followers on Instagram overall after official Instagram verified page. Currently, he is the only celebrity with more than 500 million followers on the social media.
2. Lionel Messi:
Lionel Messi has currently 376 million followers on his Instagram page. He is second on the list after Ronaldo with most followers on Instagram. Like his rival Ronaldo, Messi also has a cult following among masses and football fans. Recently the picture of Ronaldo and Messi being together released on internet and got earth shattering response.
3. Virat Kohli
Indian run machine Virat Kohli has most followers (224 M) among cricket players on Instagram. Virat Kohli has been known for breaking many records on field. His consistent performance combined with blend of aggression has been his forte in this sport over the last 7-8 years. The former Indian skipper has been most influential brand among all celebrities and he is reported to have earned around 8.69 crores per sponsored post from Instagram.
4. Neymar Jr.
The Brazilian footballer has 182 M followers on Instagram currently and he ranks 20th in the most followers list of Instagram. He has been prolific goal scorer for his team and plays as forward player for League 1 club for PSG team. His fan base has been expanding over the years since 2017 and expected to reach 200 Million mark quickly in sometime.
5. LeBron James
LeBron James since his school days has been insanely popular and has earned a place for himself to get more than 100 million followers on Instagram among sportsperson/athletes. He has been considered as one of all-time great basketball player and often has been compared with the likes of Michael Jordan and Kobe Bryant. The American professional basketball player has been nicknamed as King James and currently has 137 million followers on his Instagram profile.