The continuous rise of social media has influenced football in a massive way, bringing fans closer to their idols, while giving footballers a platform to communicate, show off their fancy lifestyle, and do whatever they want to do.
Some footballers have transcended beyond the sport to become superstars on social media, racking up numbers that will blow your mind.
Here are the 10 football stars with the most followers on Instagram.
10. Gareth Bale – 46 million followers
9. Mohamed Salah – 48 million followers
8. Sergio Ramos – 49.4 million followers
7. Zlatan Ibrahimovic – 52.2 million followers
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6. Ronaldinho – 63.4 million followers
5.Kylian Mbappe – 66 million followers
4. David Beckham – 71.1 million followers
3. Neymar Jnr – 170 million followers
2. Lionel Messsi – 307 million followers
1. Cristiano Ronaldo – 401 million followers