From Cristiano Ronaldo to Virat Kohli: Top 5 sporting stars with STAGGERING number of Instagram followers

Written By: Aditya Sahay | Updated: Feb 16, 2022, 09:16 AM(IST)

From Ronaldo to Virat Kohli, here are the top five athletes with a staggering number of followers on the social media platform Instagram:

Cristiano Ronaldo

Portugal captain and Manchester United striker Cristiano Ronaldo is the most followed person on social media platform Instagram. Recently, he became the first-ever to have 400-million followers on the popular social media application. The five-time Ballon d’Or winner often posts training pictures, posts featuring family members, and the various brands he endorses on the platform.

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Lionel Messi

Lionel Messi, Ronaldo's arch-rival, comes second in the list. The 34-year-old superstar Argentinian striker has 305-million-plus followers at present, who often engages with fans via regular posts.

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Virat Kohli

India's former captain Virat Kohli comes next. He is the only Indian in the top ten, with over 180-million followers on the platform. Virat is very active on Instagram and keeps his ardent fans engaged with posts at regular intervals. 

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Neymar

Brazil's Neymar follows Kohli at the fourth spot. The Paris-Saint Germain striker has touched the 170-million mark in the followers' section on Instagram. His posts are quite quirky and varies from brand endorsements, funky outfits, training and fitness sessions, etc. 

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LeBron James

NBA superstar LeBron James, known as @kingjames on Instagram, completes the top five. The 37-year-old has surpassed the 110-million followers' mark on the social media platform. He is a regular on the application with over 2,200 posts.

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