Top 10 Football Players with Most Fans in the World in 2023


Being the most popular sport, football attracts billions of fans around the world. Fans show their support also on social media by following different football clubs.

We are presenting you the football players that are most followed in social media platforms around the world.

So, who is the number one football player by followers on social media?

The answer is Cristiano Ronaldo!

Like in 2022, also in 2023 Cristiano Ronaldo is the most followed football player on social media. With over 807 million followers Portuguese striker is on the first position, overcoming the 2nd place, where is Lionel Messi, with more than 270 million followers. The number of his followers is extraordinary, especially on Instagram: more than 537 million.

Top 10 Football Players' Followers 2022 Vs 2023
TOP 10 Football Players’ Followers 2022 vs 2023


Let’s have a detailed look at the football players with the most fans in the world in 2023. Counting the number of fans, we have considered their social media official accounts’ followers.

1. Cristiano Ronaldo

Cristiano Ronaldo Manchester United Most Searched Football Player


It may not be a surprise to say that Portuguese winger is the most followed football player on social media. Manchester United striker’s followers have increased significantly during a year. In last year, Ronaldo had 264 million followers on Instagram, in 2022 the number of followers is 388 million, and in 2023 it has already reached 537 million. Overall, Ronaldo got 170 million new followers during the 2022, currently having over 807 million followers on social media: an unbelieve number.

Facebook: 160 M

Instagram: 537 M

Twitter: 107,4 M

YouTube: 2,57 M

Total: 807 M


2. Lionel Messi

Lionel Messi 2Nd Most Followed Player


PSG attacker, Lionel Messi is in the second place with more than 539 million social media followers in the world. Also Messi has increased the number of followers for about 132 million fans.

Facebook: 113 M

Instagram: 422 M

Twitter: 3 M

YouTube: 1,39 M

Total: 539,4 M


3. Neymar Jr.


PSG Brazilian attacker, Neymar is in the 3rd place with more than 357 million total followers.

Facebook: 90 M

Instagram: 202 M

Twitter: 61,3 M

YouTube: 3,75 M

Total: 357 M


4. Ronaldinho


Brazilian legend, Ronaldinho is in the 4th place with more than 160 million total followers.

Facebook: 55 M

Instagram: 71,1 M

Twitter: 21,5 M

YouTube: 12,8 M

Total: 160,4 M


5. David Beckham

David Beckham

England legend David Beckham is in the 5th place with mote than 133 million followers.

Facebook: 56 M

Instagram: 77,1 M

Total: 133,1 M


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6. Karim Benzema

Karim Benzema

Karim Benzema is the 6th in the list of TOP 10 football players by followers. He has more than128 million followers worldwide.

Facebook: 44 M

Instagram: 64,6 M

Twitter: 19,1 M

YouTube: 536 K

Total: 128,2 M


7. Sergio Ramos

Sergio Ramos

Spanish defender Sergio Ramos is in the 7th place. He has over 126,4 million followers on social media platforms.

Facebook: 38 M

Instagram: 55,5 M

Twitter: 19,9 M

TikTok: 13 M

Total: 126,4 M


8. Kylian Mbappé

Kylian Mbappé

French attacker, the rising legend, Kylian Mbappé is in the 8th place of the top 10 football players by social media followers.

Facebook: 17 M

Instagram: 95,6 M

Twitter: 11,6 M

YouTube: 377 K

Total: 124,6 M


9. Zlatan Ibrahimović

Zlatan Ibrahimovic

Swedish legend, Milan striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic is the 9th by social media followers with more than 111 million fans.

Facebook: 39 M

Instagram: 57,8 M

Twitter: 8,9 M

YouTube: 5,5 K

Total: 111,2 M


10. James Rodriguez

James Rodriguez

And finally, Colombian attacking midfielder James Rodriguez is in the 10th place with over 111 million followers.

Facebook: 36 M

Instagram: 50,4 M

Twitter: 19 M

TikTok: 5,6 M

Total: 111 M


Top 10 Football Players With Most Fans In 2023
Top 10 Football players with most fans in 2023

Top 10 Football players with most fans in the World in 2023: Total Results

Cristiano Ronaldo – 807 M
Lionel Messi – 539,4 M
Neymar – 357 M
Ronaldinho – 160,4 M
David Beckham – 133,1 M
Karim Benzema – 128,2 M
Sergio Ramos – 126,4 M
Kylian Mbappé – 124,58 M
Zlatan Ibrahimović – 111,2 M
James Rodriguez – 111 M