Social media presence is very important for public figures, and soccer players are no exception. Being active on Facebook, YouTube, Instagram, and Twitter is what keeps players connected with their fans and also leaves them open for business ventures once they retire from playing. This is why many soccer stars are very active on their social media, promoting brands, sharing their practice routines, and expressing their opinions on a wide variety of topics. Some follow them because of soccer, while others enjoy their personal lives. So, who are the soccer players that have the most followers?
Ronaldo has enough followers to have his own country, and not a small one. He has over 280 million followers combined on all of his social media accounts. He is most active on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter. He usually posts pictures of himself on the field and his children, though sometimes he uses the accounts to promote his fragrances and shower gels. He posts almost every day, which is prudent in order to keep his fans in the loop.
What do you post on your Instagram account? It is your fitness routine, the field trip, the vacation photos, and the clothes you’ve picked out for an occasion. That’s cute. Neymar post mostly pictures of himself and his club, but he likes to spice it up now and again with candid videos of his teammates and occasional cartoons, including Dragon Ball, SpongeBob, and the Simpsons. His total number of followers doesn’t come close to Ronaldo, but it is still very impressive – 166 million.
Here’s the thing – Messi doesn’t have Twitter. If he did, we are sure he would be higher on the list. His Facebook and Instagram account allow 153 million fans to see what he is up to. He usually posts pictures from the field, but there is a significant number of photos of his kids in various situations, as well as photos and posts raising awareness of cancer and other diseases.
Speaking of players who don’t have a Twitter account, there is the legendary David Beckham, as well. He boasts about 88 million followers. He is also the first on this list whose posts don’t revolve around soccer. Beckham posts about the events he attended, the causes he is invested in and the brands he is promoting. He has been cooperating with UNICEF and other humanitarian organizations, and never fails to give them a shout-out on his social media.
Arguably one of the best players on the face of the Earth, Zlatan Ibrahimovic is famous for his quips and quotes on social media. He often promotes Samsung products and his own book, “I am football”. What separates Ibrahimovic from other soccer players you’ll find on social media is the fact that he is very confident in his abilities. He even admits to being arrogant and simply justifies this by saying that he is the best and that’s all there is to it.