Top 10 Football Players with Most Fans in the World in 2022


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!

With more than 636 million followers Portuguese striker is on the first position, overcoming the 2nd place, where is Lionel Messi, with more than 200 million followers. The number of his followers is extraordinary, especially on Instagram: more than 388 million.

Let’s have a detailed look at the football players with the most fans in the world in 2022. Counting the number of fans, we have considered their social media official accounts’ followers.

Here are the results:

Top 10 Football Players With Most Fans In The World In 2022
Top 10 Football Players with Most Fans in the World in 2022

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.

Facebook: 150 M

Instagram: 388 M

Twitter: 96,5 M

YouTube: 1,99 M

Total: 636,49 M


2. Lionel Messi

Lionel Messi 2Nd Most Followed Player


PSG attacker, Lionel Messi is in the second place with more than 407 million social media followers in the world. Also Messi has increased the number of followers after joining PSG from Barcelona.

Facebook: 105 M

Instagram: 298 M

Twitter: 3 M

YouTube: 1,31 M

Total: 407,31 M


3. Neymar Jr.


PSG Brazilian attacker, Neymar is in the 3rd place with more than 314,6 million total followers.

Facebook: 88 M

Instagram: 168 M

Twitter: 55,5 M

YouTube: 3,11 M

Total: 314,61 M


4. James Rodriguez

James Rodriguez

Colombian attacking midfielder James Rodriguez, who plays for Qatar Stars League club Al-Rayyan is in the 4th place with mote than 142 million followers.

Facebook: 36 M

Instagram: 48 M

Twitter: 55,5 M

TikTok: 3,2 M

Total: 142,7 M


5. Sergio Ramos

Sergio Ramos

PSG defender Sergio Ramos is in the 5th place. Spanish defender has over 114 million followers on social media platforms.

Facebook: 37 M

Instagram: 49 M

Twitter: 18,9 M

YouTube: 150 K

TikTok: 8,9 M

Total: 113,95 M


6. Marcelo


Brazilian left back of Real Madrid, is in the 6th place with more than 100 million social media followers.

Facebook: 28 M

Instagram: 51,2 M

Twitter: 12,2 M

YouTube: 1,24 M

TikTok: 10,1 M

Total: 102,74 M


7. Karim Benzema

Karim Benzema

Real Madrid striker, Karim Benzema is the 7th in the list of TOP 10 football players by followers. He has about 100 million followers worldwide.

Facebook: 41 M

Instagram: 44,4 M

Twitter: 13,8 M

YouTube: 418 K

Total: 99,62 M


8. Gareth Bale

Gareth Bale

Welsh winger, Gareth Bale is in the 8th place. Real Madrid player has total 97,4 million followers.

Facebook: 33 M

Instagram: 45,7 M

Twitter: 18,7 M

Total: 97,4 M


9. Andres Iniesta

Andres Iniesta

Spanish central midfielder, Andres Iniesta is in the 9th place with over 91,8 million followers worldwide.

Facebook: 28 M

Instagram: 38,6 M

Twitter: 25,2 M

Total: 91,8 M


10. Kylian Mbappé

Kylian Mbappé

And finally, Kylian Mbappé is in the 10th place of the top 10 football players by social media followers.

Facebook: 15 M

Instagram: 64,3 M

Twitter: 7 M

YouTube: 217 K

Total: 86,517 M


Top 10 Football Players With Most Fans
Top 10 Football players with most fans

Top 10 Football players with most fans in the World in 2022: Total Results

Cristiano Ronaldo – 636,49 M
Lionel Messi – 407,31 M
Neymar Jr. – 314,61 M
James Rodriguez – 142,7 M
Sergio Ramos – 113,95 M
Marcelo – 102,74 M
Karim Benzema – 99,62 M
Gareth Bale – 97,4 M
Andres Iniesta – 91,8 M
Kylian Mbappé – 86,517 M