Although it’s obvious that every football player is famous because they are stars of millions of hearts.
The sport of football itself has over 3.5 billion followers worldwide.
We have made a ranking of the most popular soccer players in the world this year as we did in previous years.
Social media is dominating the world, particularly football players who interact with their fans through their social media accounts.
This is the catch for us to determine which player has the most followers and huge fanatical fans around the world.
Our evaluation will not only look at fan following but, also sponsoring and successful careers. Let’s take a look at the most popular soccer players in the world right now.
1. Cristiano Ronaldo
The Portuguese striker is the most popular footballer in the world.
He has over four hundred and twenty million followers on his official Instagram page.
2. Lionel Messi
The Argentine striker is the world’s most popular footballer.
He has over three hundred million followers on his official Instagram page.
3. Neymar Jr.
The Brazilian winger is the 3rd most popular footballer. He has over 200 million followers on Instagram.
4. Zlatan Ibrahimovic
The AC Milan striker is the fourth most popular footballer in the world.
He has over 60million followers on Instagram.
5. Kylian Mbappe
The French striker is also among the most popular footballers in the world, having over 50 million followers on Instagram.
The Brazilian footballer has over 50 million followers on Instagram.
The remaining most popular footballers are Paul Pogba, Sergio Ramos, James Rodriguez, and Gareth Bale.