Social media following grows on a daily basis, especially when the personality (whether a movie star, musician or athlete) is very active. Which is why we have decided to share an updated list of the most followed 15 active footballers on Instagram;
15, Eden Hazard: The Belgian captain has 27 million followers on Instagram. Despite all the injury problems he has faced, he finally played his 50th game for Real Madrid on Tuesday 28 September, in the UEFA Champions League.
13, Luis Suarez: The former Barçelona forward has 41.9 million followers on Instagram. The Uruguayan has been very instrumental to his new club, Atletico Madrid, and has been netting in goals, when it all matters.
12, Karim Benzema: The Real Madrid captain has 42.1 million followers on Instagram. He is the third most followed Frenchman on the app and he is currently having the best season of his career in the Spanish league.
11, Mohamed Salah and Paulo Dybala: Both the Liverpool forward and Juventus forward, have 44 million followers on Instagram.
10, Gareth Bale: The Welsh captain has 44.9 million followers on Instagram. The 32 year-old is currently down with injury and has barely featured in games this season.
9, James Rodriguez: The 30 year-old Colombian has gathered 47.1 million followers on Instagram. He recently joined a Qatari club, Al Rayyan, from Everton.
8, Sergio Ramos: The former Real Madrid captain, is currently followed by 48.1 million people on Instagram. He is currently the most Spanish footballer on the app.
7, Paul Pogba: The Manchester United midfelder is the second most followed French footballer with 48.4 million people on the app.
6, Marcelo Viera: The 33 year-old is currently the second most followed Brazilian, he has 49.1 million people on Instagram
5, Zlatan Ibrahimovic: The Swedish man has 49.8 million followers on Instagram. He will be turning 40 in October and he is still very much active in top flight football.
4, Kylian Mbappè: The 22 year old French youngster, is currently followed by 59 million people on Instagram.
3, Neymar Jr: The 29 year-old is currently the most followed Brazilian, with 161 million followers on Instagram.
2, Lionel Messi: The Argentine captain, is currently the second most followed footballer in the world, with huge following of 270 million followers on Instagram.
1, Cristiano Ronaldo: The 36 year-old Portuguese captain, is the most followed person in the world (not just as a footballer). Ronaldo, who recently moved to Manchester United has 350 million people following on Instagram.
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