In this social media world, Instagram has become a powerful platform for Athletes to connect with their fans and showcase their life beyond the field. In 2023 the competition of most followed Athletes has been fiercer day by day. Here is the list of the top 10 most followed Athletes on Instagram:
1. Christiano Ronaldo (604 Million)
Christiano Ronaldo, the Portuguese footballer already cemented his place as the most-followed Athlete on Instagram with an astonishing number of 604 million followers. Hence we can call him the undisputed King of Instagram in 2023 as he got 150 million followers since May. Ronaldo doesn’t just dominate the field, he is also the highest-paid individual on Instagram. In the end, we can say that in this digital world, Christiano Ronaldo defines the art of personal branding on social media.
2. Lionel Messi (487 Million)
Lionel Messi, the Argentinian footballer widely considered to be the best footballer in the world. As one of the top Athletes Messi has a mammoth followers on Instagram which solidifies his position in the list of the top 10 most followed Athletes. Messi’s ability to connect with his fans on a personal level through Instagram has undoubtedly played an important role in expanding his reach and strong connectivity with his fans. The Argentinian superstar Messi has 487 million followers on Instagram.
3. Virat Kohli (258 Million)
Virat Kohli is the former captain of the India national cricket team and is considered one of the best batters in the current decade. Kohli has 258 million followers on Instagram which makes him 3rd most followed individual on Instagram. Kohli is very active on Instagram as he posts on Instagram regularly and connects with his fans through the comments. As a result, he got lots of endorsements, and also he promoted his own brand Wrogn through Instagram.
4. Neymar (214 Million)
Brazilian youth sensation footballer Neymar Jr. solidified his spot in the list with 214 million loyal followers. His dribbling ability and goal-scoring ability created a separate fan base throughout the world. Neymar holds the record of the first Brazilian who crossed 100 million followers on Instagram. Neymar isn’t just an athlete, he is a role model for every football lover.
5. Lebron James (158 Million)
Lebron, the USA’s sensational basketball player undoubtedly makes a spot on the list with 158 million followers. Lebron’s dominance doesn’t stop here, as he is the most followed American athlete across all social platforms in the year 2023. Lebron James doesn’t have the art of basketball but also becomes a true icon in the world of social media by captivating millions of followers.
6. Kylian Mbappe (108 Million)
Kylian Mbappe plays for France and Paris Saint Germain as a forward and undoubtedly Mbappe is the best player for both team and club. With immense talent, his global appeal made him one of the top-followed people in the world. Mbappe is known for his lighting skill and goal-scoring ability proving himself to be a real talent. On Instagram, he shares his personal moments, behind-the-scenes, and highlights from his matches. As a result, he has 108 million followers on Instagram which makes his presence in the list of top 10 followed athletes.
7. David Beckham (83 Million)
The English football star David Beckham stands in the top 10 followed athletes on Instagram with a massive 83 million followers. He is not only ranked but also one of the footballing greats of his era. Beckham shared his lifestyle, and fitness routines through Instagram which drew the attention.
8. Ronaldinho (74.5 Million)
Ronaldinho is a retired Brazillian superstar who played for numerous big clubs like Barcelona, Milan, and PSG and is considered to be the greatest of all time. Currently, he is ranked in 8th position in the list with a healthy 74.5 million followers. Ronaldinho is basically famous for his dribbling skills and goal-scoring opportunities. As well as he is known for his kind personality and love for the game and also for his fans. This Brazilian magician is considered one of the best of his generation.
9. Marcelo Viera (65.4 Million)
Marcelo, the Brazilian legendary left-back has secured his place on the list with a staggering 65.4 million followers on Instagram. The renowned former PSG player Marcelo has a good social media presence which causes him to millions of fans around the world. Marcelo shares his lifestyle, and candid moments with his family, friends, and teammates through Instagram. Apart from football, he is very passionate about music.
10. Zlatan Ibrahimovic (63.1 Million)
The ruthless Swedish forward, Zlatan Ibrahimovic doesn’t need any introduction as he has already proved his worth in every league of the world. His charismatic personality and remarkable skills put him on the list of top-followed athletes with a graceful 63.1 million followers on Instagram. Zlatan frequently connects with his fans, sharing their artwork, and occasionally posts his training videos on Instagram.