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Most Followed Footballers on Instagram in 2020

Mon 26 October 2020 | 18:30

In this article we take a look at 20 of the most followed footballers on Instagram. From Karim Benzema to Ronaldinho, stay tuned to see some of your favorite footballers in the list.

There is no denying that soccer is the most popular sport all over the world these days. On the other hand, with growing popularity, Instagram is now one of the most popular social media in the world. With these two facts in mind, it is quite clear that the superstars of the soccer world would have a huge amount of followers on Instagram. In this article, we want to take a look at most followed footballers on Instagram in 2020. 

Most Followed Soccer Players on Instagram in 2020

Altogether, these 20 footballers have around 1.249 billion followers on Instagram. Stay tuned to see some of your favorite footballers in this list.

20- Eden Hazard: 27.2 Million Followers

Real Madrid life has not really got off to the start

Eden Hazard

might have hoped for since his $111 million transfer from

Chelsea

in the summer of 2019. Eden Hazard’s move to Real Madrid has become a real shame so far with only one goal and two assists in 16 league appearances. He has faced injuries, weight problems and had teething troubles transitioning to the Real Madrid system, however on his day, we all know Hazard is capable of encouraging a victory over every team in the world – may be only Lionel Messi glides past players with much the same flawless drift as him. Except for Salah and Sterling, Hazard has demonstrated his talent through various seasons, and while he might not be a famous name right now, there's every possibility he could come back and become the same Eden Hazard that we knew before.

With around 27 million followers on Instagram, he is the number 20 in our list of most followed footballers on Instagram in 2020. However, in the last month, he has lost around 200 thousand fans on Instagram.

19- Antoine Griezmann:

31.1

Million Followers

Supporters were certainly excited over this young recruit when Antoine Griezmann made his first La Liga appearance for

Atletico Madrid

back in 2014. But they wouldn't have a way to tell what Griezmann would do for the next few years, winning one trophy after another. But although Griezmann broke many more La Liga records, one of his biggest accolades happened on an international scale. In the 2018 World Cup at Russia, Griezmann represented France and helped guide them to victory in final over Croatia. In the competition, Griezmann received the prestigious Silver Boot award.

In this list of most followed soccer players on Instagram in 2020

Antoine Griezmann

takes the 19th place with 31.1 million followers. Over the last month he had gained around 100K new followers on Instagram.

18- Dani Alves: 31.6 Million Followers

About 45,000 people turned out to welcome Dani Alves when he signed up for a team that he supports when he got back to Brazil from

Paris Saint-Germain

in August 2019. Alves was a player heading to his hometown "to fight for his dream" – that is, to play in the 2022 World Cup in Qatar. He just captained Brazil national football team to win the 40th trophy of his career at the Copa América and was named player of the tournament. "Several people here are shocked with my results," he stated. "I'm not." More shocking is his revival as an attacker in

São Paulo

, a tactical role change that notably helped him to score a dreamy winner goal in his debut.

With around 31.6 million followers, Dani Alves is the 18th most followed footballer on Instagram in 2020.

17- Andres Iniesta: 35.1 Million Followers

Andres Iniesta, known as a magician with the ball at his feet, assisted

Spain

to dominate global football between 2008 and 2012 in his peak days. At the 2012 European Championship, he was fantastic, being selected as the Player of the Tournament as Spain won three tournaments in five years. He scored the winner 2 years before that when Spain won the 2010 World Cup in South Africa. Iniesta decided to join Japanese team Vessel Kobe on a three-year contract after serving 16 years at

Barcelona

with around more than 440 league games for the Spanish giants.

The 36-year old Spanish legend has around 35.1 million followers on his Instagram which around 200 thousand of them followed him over the last month.

16- Karim Benzema: 36.2 Million Followers

Benzema is the shining star in the prominence of the Real Madrid brand, enjoying the best-extended spell of his professional career in the Spanish capital. Even though having a dry spell during the winter, the season nevertheless finished with 21 league goals for him and he will be an important player for Real Madrid in the 2020-2021 season. Recently, Eden Hazard characterized

Karim Benzema

as: "The greatest No 9 in the world and, on top of that, he also makes the other footballers around him much better." He had the position of facilitator for years; now, with Cristiano Ronaldo has gone, he leads the forward line, always playing with awareness and with others, but also taking responsibility with some great goals. Ever since his former teammate Cristiano Ronaldo left for Turin, he has scored far more goals than him.

On our list of footballers with most Instagram followers in 2020, Karim Benzema takes the 16th place with 36.2 million followers. Over the last month, his Instagram followers tally has grown by around 300K new fans.

15- Luis Suarez: 38.9 Million Followers

After six years of playing for the club, winning four league titles, four cups, a European Champions League, scoring 198 goals and become club’s second best all-time goalscorer, Luis Suárez has just left Barcelona to join with Diego Simeone at Atlético Madrid. He is also Uruguay’s leading all-time goalscorer, making him very much a national treasure in his home country. However, his fame is not limited to Uruguay and Suárez has millions of followers all over the world.

With around 38.9 million followers which around 300K of the came out over the last month, Luis Suarez is one of the footballers with most followers on Instagram in 2020.

14- Paulo Dybala: 40.1 Million Followers

In the summer of 2019,

Juventus

did whatever they could to sell Dybala, with both Tottenham and Manchester United getting close to taking the Argentine international to the English Premier League. However, their failure was the benefit of the Bianconeri, with Dybala now celebrating a fresh leap of life under Maurizio Sarri. He scored in October’s important 2-1 victory over the league rivals Internazionale, over which Cristiano Ronaldo gave a kiss on the cheek during the post-match interview, and then scored the winning goal at the Champions League game against Atlético Madrid in November with a beautifully twisted free-kick from an almost unimaginable corner flag angle.

In the list of most followed footballers on Instagram in 2020, Paulo Dybala lies in the 14th place with around 40.1 million followers.

13- Mohammad Salah: 40.6 Million Followers

Mohamed Salah went on a rampage after joining Liverpool. Salah was sure to carry home the title in 2017-2018; but after recovering from a dislocated hip, his vision that year was destroyed. However, Salah came back the following year to help Liverpool eventually win the Champions League. While their squad was very impressive, Salah, lauding from Egypt, was among their main leaders — and a hard-to-stop offensive leader. He also won English Premier League last season with Liverpool to complete his silverware.

With around 40.6 million followers on Instagram, he is the number 13 in our list of most followed footballers on Instagram in 2020 and over the last month, he has gained around 200 thousand new fans.

12- Sergio Ramos: 41.4 Million Followers

Has

Real Madrid

ever had a more powerful player, someone who has played the job of captain more thoroughly, for good and for bad? There is something quite cartoonish regarding Ramos, the star of a recent Amazon documentary movie, which was shot in part in his private suite, too much of an irritation when Madrid was being dumped by Ajax at that season's Champions League. Accident-prone and brave in one pack and the same game, the fact is that he was mostly pretty bad last season, but there's just something about him which keeps fans coming back and keeps him coming back.

In this list of most followed footballers on Instagram in 2020 Sergio Ramos takes the 12th place with 41.4 million followers. Over the last month, he had gained around 400K new followers over there.

11- Paul Pogba: 42 Million Followers

The departure of José Mourinho from Old Trafford in December 2018 was meant to be a perfect chance for a player failing to shine in the system of the Portuguese manager. Rather, he's never really had a strong output under Ole Gunnar Solskjaer for Man United. What's worse, he tested positive for COVID-19 at the end of August and did not commence training until nine days before the Man United's first Premier League game against Crystal Palace on September 19.

With around 42 million followers, Pogba is the 11th most followed footballer on Instagram in 2020.

10- Gareth Bale: 43.5 Million Followers

For a world record fee of $155 million in 2013, Gareth Bale joined Madrid from Tottenham Hotspur. Though his career at the Bernabeu was successful, he scored 105 goals, won 4 European Champions League titles, and won double La Liga titles, the Wales International experienced a steadily declining relationship with the club, especially with head coach Zinedine Zidane. This prompted him to return to Tottenham on a season-long loan on September 2020.

On our list of footballers with most Instagram followers in 2020, Gareth Bale takes the 10th place with 43.5 million followers. Over the last month, his Instagram followers have grown by around 200K.

9- Kylian Mbappé: 44.3 Million Followers

At the 2018 World Cup, where he ended with 4 goals and the Best Young Player trophy as France earned their second-ever title, Mbappe had really took the world by surprise. He's only gotten so much better ever since. The French international finished the 2019-2020 season as the top scorer of the Ligue 1 with 33 goals in 29 matches, and he's also scored some goals to put the PSG on its normal path of domestic dominance this season. He does have plenty of time, but it's impossible to be long before he departs France for one of Europe's biggest teams, like Barcelona or Real Madrid, and since the introduction of Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi, he had firmly established himself as the sport’s greatest star and talent.

Mbappé lies in the 9th place of this list with 44.3 million followers.

8- Zlatan Ibrahimovic: 44.9 Million Followers

It's been 8 games with no defeats for AC Milan this season and Zlatan Ibrahimovic is surely one of the key factors for such start to the season. The big Swede came to San Siro when things didn't look promising for the club, but the atmosphere had transformed since then. At 39, he may have spent his last paycheck in a less challenging league. But Ibrahimovic has made it his life goal to return Milan to the European Football Summit. Ibrahimovic has paved the way with strong and competent performances. He had to play with the agony, and he also made his way back from COVID-19 to the Milan Derby. Despite Inter Milan dominating the Derby della Madonnina in recent years, Zlatan's two goals did help his side win 2-1 last week. As they remain at the top of the Serie A, Ibrahimoic deserve as much credit as anyone else.

With around 44.9 million followers, Zlatan Ibrahimovic is one of the footballers with most followers on Instagram in 2020.

7- Marcelo: 45.8 Million Followers

Here's a player who has only received several accolades under his name. In his more than ten years playing for Real Madrid, Marcelo led them to win the trophies of different tournaments, such as the La Liga and the UEFA Champions League. Besides, people have always admired him because of his sheer defensive tenacity. Marcelo wishes that he will be able to add new trophies to Real Madrid 's history in the new season, but this time his path will be incredibly difficult. With the rivalry as tough as it has ever been, he's going to have to dig deep to rally his squad above the others.

With around 45.8 million followers, Marcelo is the 7th most followed footballer on Instagram in 2020.

6- James Rodriguez: 46.5 Million Followers

An extremely talented player with a habit of sending lethal crosses and scoring amazing goals, James Rodriguez soared to prominence in FC Porto before storming the 2014 World Cup, where he captured the golden boot award with six goals. He signed with Everton last summer after playing with the likes of Monaco, Real Madrid and Bayern Munich, contributing three goals and three assists in five Premier League appearances, while also racking up fifteen key passes. His decision to rejoin with his former Real Madrid and Bayern Munich manager, Ancelotti, is paying off good, and the fans are delighted with him so far.

James Rodriguez, number 6 at the list of soccer players with most followers on instagram in 2020 has around 46.5 million followers.

5- Ronaldinho: 52.2 Million Followers

In the mid-2000s, Ronaldinho was undoubtedly the greatest player on the world. He was named FIFA World Player of the Year two times and led Barcelona in the 5 seasons he spent in Catalonia to several league titles and a UEFA Champions League triumph, all when Real Madrid was at the pinnacle of the Galactico era. The grin he wore when playing was perhaps perhaps more remarkable than his impressive trophy haul, a guy for whom football was a game to be loved above all else. In their triumphant.   As part of a dominant trio with Ronaldo and Rivaldo, called the 'three Rs' by Brazilian journalist Galvao Bueno, he won the 2002 World Cup.

Ronaldinho has 52.2 million followers on Instagram.

4- David Beckham: 64.7 Million Followers

David Beckham is among world football’s greatest ball passers. Few players can equal his ability to detect a pass and deliver it. Without being gifted with some great amount of pace, he did manage to have a very good career as a right midfielder. David Beckham finds himself included in the FIFA 100, Pele's handpicked list of footballers he judged to be the greatest living players of all time. He was later incorporated into the hall of Fame of English Football.

With around 64.7 million followers, Beckham is amongst most followed soccer players on Instagram in 2020.

3- Neymar: 142 Million Followers

A magician with a ball, Neymar casts such a charm on people that he is ranked as one of the greatest players on the world even after the worst year of his professional career, while he ended up winning another French championship. That did not deter PSG fans from asking for him to be sold because of his suspicious loyalty to the club. In the other side, if he had not been injured at a crucial moment, PSG would have achieved their UEFA Champions League ambitions.

Brazil

thrived in the Copa América without him. But it was because of his talent that Neymar was brought back to the squad as soon as he got fit again.

Neymar has around 142 million followers on his Instagram and is the third most followed footballer on this social media.

2- Lionel Messi: 168 Million Followers

Messi is the highest scorer in the history of La Liga, for both the National Team of Argentina and Barcelona. In 2012, he scored 91 goals in the full calendar year. He has a record of six Ballons d'Or. To date, he has won no less than 20 major club awards. This amazing haul is a tribute to Messi's excellence and at the same time a completely unsatisfying way of attempting to sum up his vastness. He's brought the scoring to new heights, making a joke of the old 'one-in-two' yardstick to determine if the striker is prolific. But, this is not enough, again. His jaw-dropping goals are pale in contrast to the elegance of which he scores them, the mesmerizing talent he shows of relentless precision, and the breathtaking manner he manages the games. Only watch him: then try to claim that there is someone better than Lionel Messi.

On our list of footballers with most Instagram followers in 2020, Lionel Messi takes the 2nd place with 168 million followers.

1- Cristiano Ronaldo: 241 Million Followers

Ronaldo, Europe's best ever goal scorer and a five-time winner of the Ballon d'Or, is not yet close to ending. His goal-scoring feats have made a joke of those that have come before, alongside Lionel Messi, and he has set enough career milestones to fill a book: all-time leading scorer for Real Madrid and

Portugal National Team

, all-time top scorer in the Champions League and all five top European leagues. Sir Alex Ferguson said he has never trained a more talented player, but what makes Ronaldo deserving of his place on this list is not talent alone. He is exalted above and above the overwhelming majority by his emotional power, concentration, intuitive finishing, dead-ball abilities and unequalled focus.

Ronaldo

is the most followed footballer of Instagram with more than 241 million followers.

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