Top 10 Football Players with Most Fans in the World in 2024 (Updated)


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! Cristiano has 894,4 million followers on social media.

Like in 2022 and 2023, also in 2024 Cristiano Ronaldo is the most followed football player on social media. With 894,4 million followers, the Portuguese striker is on the first position, overcoming the 2nd place, where is Lionel Messi, with 276,83 million followers. The number of his followers is extraordinary, especially on Instagram: more than 616 million.

TOP 10 Football Players' Followers 2022 vs 2023 vs 2024
TOP 10 Football Players’ Followers 2022 vs 2023 vs 2024

Let’s have a detailed look at the football players with the most fans in the world in 2024.

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. Al-Nassr striker’s followers have increased significantly during a year. In 2021, Ronaldo had 264 million followers on Instagram, in 2022 the number of followers is 388 million, in 2023 it was 537, and in 2024 it has already reached 616 million. Overall, Ronaldo got 87,4  million new followers during the 2024, currently having over 894,4 million followers on social media: an unbelieve number.

Facebook: 168 M

Instagram: 616 M

Twitter: 110,4 M

Total: 894,4 M


2. Lionel Messi

lionel messi 2nd most followed player


Inter Miami attacker, Lionel Messi is in the second place with more than 617,57 million social media followers in the world. Also Messi has increased the number of followers for 208,28 million fans.

Facebook: 116 M

Instagram: 496 M

Twitter: 3,5 M

YouTube: 2,07 M

Total: 617,57 M


3. Neymar Jr.


Al Hilal Brazilian attacker, Neymar is in the 3rd place with more than 409,29 million total followers.

Facebook: 92 M

Instagram: 218 M

Twitter: 63,1 M

YouTube: 4,39 M

TikTok: 31,8 M

Total: 409,29 M


4. Ronaldinho


Brazilian legend, Ronaldinho is in the 4th place with 171,15 million total followers.

Facebook: 56 M

Instagram: 74,9 M

Twitter: 21,5 M

YouTube: 652 K

TikTok: 18,1 M

Total: 171,15 M


5. David Beckham

David Beckham

England legend David Beckham is in the 5th place with mote than 149,7 million followers.

Facebook: 58 M

Instagram: 86,4 M

TikTok: 5,3 M

Total: 149,7 M


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6. Kylian Mbappé

Kylian Mbappé

Kylian Mbappé is the 6th in the list of TOP 10 football players by followers. He has 141 million followers worldwide.

Facebook: 17 M

Instagram: 110 M

Twitter: 13,3 M

YouTube: 726 K

Total: 141 M


7. Sergio Ramos

Sergio Ramos

Spanish defender Sergio Ramos is in the 7th place. He has over 139 million followers on social media platforms.

Facebook: 38 M

Instagram: 62,5 M

Twitter: 20,3 M

YouTube: 147 K

TikTok: 18,1 M

Total: 139 M


8. Zlatan Ibrahimović

Zlatan Ibrahimovic

Swedish legend, Milan ex striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic is the 9th by social media followers with 123,2 million fans.

Facebook: 39 M

Instagram: 64,2 M

Twitter: 9,3 M

TikTok: 10,7 K

Total: 123,2 M


9. Marcelo


Marcelo next in the list with 122,42 million followers on social media.

Facebook: 28 M

Instagram: 66,4 M

Twitter: 12,9 M

YouTube: 1,22 M

TikTok: 13,9 M

Total: 122,42 M


10. James Rodriguez

James Rodriguez

And finally, Colombian attacking midfielder James Rodriguez is in the 10th place with 111,9 million followers.

Facebook: 35 M

Instagram: 52,1 M

Twitter: 18,8 M

TikTok: 6 M

Total: 111,9 M


Top 10 Football players with most fans in 2024
Top 10 Football players with most fans in 2024

Top 10 Football players with most fans in the World in 2024: Total Results

Cristiano Ronaldo – 894,4 M
Lionel Messi – 617,57 M
Neymar Jr. – 409,29 M
Ronaldinho – 171,15 M
David Beckham – 149,7 M
Kylian Mbappé – 141 M
Sergio Ramos – 139 M
Zlatan Ibrahimović – 123,2 M
Marcelo – 122,42 M
James Rodriguez – 111,9 M


Who is the football player with the most followers on social media in 2024?

Cristiano Ronaldo holds the top spot with an impressive 894.4 million followers across various social media platforms.

Who is in second place in the list of football players with the most social media followers in 2024?

Lionel Messi secures the second position with a total of 617.57 million followers on social media platforms.

Are there any new entries or significant changes in the rankings compared to the previous years (2022 and 2023)?

Cristiano Ronaldo continues to dominate the rankings, maintaining the top position in 2024. However, individual players have experienced notable increases in their follower counts.

How many social media followers does James Rodriguez have in 2024?

James Rodriguez holds the 10th position with a total of 111.9 million followers across various social media platforms.