10 Most Popular Athletes on Social Media in 2017-18

10 Most Popular Athletes on Social Media in 2017-18

Today we are going to take a look at the top 10 Popular Athletes on Social Media in the world.

Sports, as a form of entertainment, are hugely popular, and there are millions and millions of people all over the world who are ardent fans of sports. Athletes are stars to these fans, and they have been followed and emulated by the world.

The list of the most famous athletes in the world is dominated by footballers, and no athlete is more famous than Cristiano Ronaldo.(Source: Twitter)

Earlier, the only available source for these were the media, like newspapers, television, magazines, etc., where interviews, gossip, photographs, etc. of the players would be published. Many fans are known to keep a collection of newspaper or magazine cut-outs of their favorite players.

HIGHLIGHTS:

10 Most Popular Athletes on Social Media

1. Cristiano Ronaldo
2. Lionel Messi
3. David Beckham
4. Neymar
5. Dwayne Johnson
6. John Cena
7. Ricardo Kaka
8. Ronaldinho Gaucho
9. Mesut Ozil
10. Michael Jordan

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1. Cristiano Ronaldo

World’s Highest-Paid Athletes’ by Forbes.

FaceBook Fanbase: 122 Million
Twitter Fanbase: 64.5 Million

Cristiano Ronaldo is a Portuguese professional footballer who was born on 5 February 1985 and currently plays for the Spanish club Real Madrid as a forward besides being the captain of the Portuguese national soccer team.

Cristiano achieved his first Ballon d’Or and FIFA World Player of the Year awards in 2008 and later also achieved the Ballon d’Or in 2013 and 2014. He is the second highest paid athlete in the world with $80 million earning, according to the recently published ranking of ‘The World’s Highest-Paid Athletes’ by Forbes.

Cristiano currently has 122 million followers on Facebook and 64.5 million followers in Twitter which made his online fan base of 186.5 million.

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2. Lionel Messi

Leo Messi has scored 9 league goals in five games this season.(Source: Twitter)

FaceBook Fanbase: 89 Million
Twitter Fanbase: -N/A-

Argentine Great footballer who was born on 24 June 1987, and currently plays for the Spanish club FC Barcelona as a forward besides being the captain of the Argentina national soccer team.

Messi achieved his first Ballon d’Or and FIFA World Player of the Year nominations when he was just 21 years old, and later won his first Ballon d’Or and FIFA World Player of the Year awards in 2009.

He is the 2nd Highest Paid Footballer in the World. His Facebook page had more than six million followers within a few hours since it was launched in April 2011. Messi currently has 89 million followers on Facebook.

3. Neymar

The five-year deal signed by Neymar guaranteed the player a whopping £32.7million.

FaceBook Fanbase: 60 Million
Twitter Fanbase: 35.3 Million

Next on Popular Athletes on Social Media, Neymar da Silva Santos Júnior, better known as just Neymar Jr., is a Brazilian professional footballer who was born on 5 February 1992, and currently plays for the Spanish club FC Barcelona as a forward or winger besides being the captain of the Brazil national soccer team.

Neymar won the FIFA Puskás Award for Goal of the Year in 2011. He appeared on the cover of Time Magazine in February 2013 and became the first Brazilian athlete to be honored by Time Magazine.

He currently has 60 million followers on Facebook and 35.3 million followers on Twitter which made his online fan base of 95.3 million.

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4. David Beckham

David Beckham playing soccer.

FaceBook Fanbase: 54 Million
Twitter Fanbase: -N/A-

David Robert Joseph Beckham, better known as just David Beckham, is a former English “Stylish” footballer who was born on 2 May 1975, and played for several reputed clubs such as Manchester United, Preston North End, Real Madrid, Milan, LA Galaxy, Paris Saint-Germain.

Beckham is the first English footballer to achieve league titles in four different countries, England, Spain, America and France. He played his final game as a professional footballer on 18 May 2013. Beckham was inducted into the FIFA 100 list of the world’s greatest living players in 2004.

Beckham currently has 54 million dedicated followers on Facebook.

5. Dwayne Johnson

The Rock net worth – $185 million.

FaceBook Fanbase: 58 Million
Twitter Fanbase: 12.2 Million

Dwayne Douglas Johnson, better known by his ring name The Rock, is an American professional wrestler and actor who was born on May 2, 1972. He started his career as the college footballer of the University of Miami where he won a national championship for the Miami Hurricanes football team in 1991.

He first appeared in the world of wrestling with the name “Rocky Maivia” and later became popular as “The Rock” during his work in the World Wrestling Federation from 1996 to 2004. Dwayne Johnson first appeared in the leading role in The Scorpion King in 2002 where he was paid $5.5 million which is a world record for an actor for his debut role.

Rock currently has 58 million followers on Facebook and 12.2 million followers on Twitter which made his online fan base of 70.2 million.

6. John Cena

John Cena is a 16-time WWE world champion.

FaceBook Fanbase: 45 Million
Twitter Fanbase: 10.6 Million

John Felix Anthony Cena, better known by his ring name John Cena, is an American professional wrestler currently works for WWE who was born on April 23, 1977, and popular as a rapper and actor.

He achieved WWE World Heavyweight Championship a record 12 times, WWE United States Championship three times and also became the Tag Team Champion four times. Cena won the Royal Rumble twice and became the winner of the Money in the Bank ladder match in 2012.

At the moment he is the one of most Richest Wrestler in the World. He currently has 45 million followers on Facebook and 10.6 million followers on Twitter which made his online fan base of 55.6 million.

7. Ricardo Kaka

Kaka won the Champions League and Serie A with AC Milan.

FaceBook Fanbase: 31 Million
Twitter Fanbase: 29 Million

Another one on Popular Athletes on Social Media, Ricardo Izecson dos Santos Leite, better known as Ricardo Kaka or just Kaká, is a former Brazilian national soccer team member who was born on 22 April 1982. Kaká is Considered to be Most Handsome Footballer in the World.

He achieved the FIFA World Player of the Year and Ballon d’Or awards in 2007. Kaká joined Real Madrid for a transfer fee of €65 million after his success with the Milan. He made his comeback in Milan in 2013 after he spent four years in Spain.

Kaká is the first athlete to get 10 million followers on Twitter. He currently has 31 million followers on Facebook and 29 million followers on Twitter which made his online fan base of 60 million.

8. Ronaldinho Gaucho

Ronaldinho is hoping to sign for a team competing in this year’s Copa Libertadores.

FaceBook Fanbase: 34 Million
Twitter Fanbase: 16.6 Million

Ronaldo de Assis Moreira, better known as Ronaldinho Gaucho or just Ronaldinho, is a former Brazilian national soccer team member who was born on 21 March 1980, and currently plays for Mexican club Querétaro as an attacking midfielder or forward.

He scored 33 goals in his 97 appearances for the Brazil national football team and was a part of the victorious World Cup squad of Brazilian national team in 2002.

Ronaldinho currently has 34 million followers on Facebook and 16.6 million followers on Twitter which made his online fan base of 50.6 million.

9. Mesut Ozil

Mesut Ozil ‘close to signing new £225,000-a-week contract’ to STAY at Arsenal.

FaceBook Fanbase: 31 Million
Twitter Fanbase: 19.8 Million

Mesut Özil is a German national soccer team member who was born on 15 October 1988, and currently plays for the English club Arsenal. He has been on the German youth national team member since 2006 and was included in the German national team in 2009.

Özil ranked first in assists with 25 assist in Major European and domestic competitions in 2011. He ranked first in assists with 17 assists in La Liga in 2012. He was also the top assist with three assist in both the tournament of the 2010 FIFA World Cup and UEFA Euro 2012.

Mesut Ozil received the Bambi award as the most successful German athlete in 2010. He currently has 31 million followers on Facebook.

10. Michael Jordan

Michael Jordan’s Net Worth Grows $80 Million Every Year.

FaceBook Fanbase: 27.7 Million
Twitter Fanbase: 3.49 Million

Michael Jeffrey Jordan, better known as just Michael Jordan or by his initials MJ, is a former American basketball player who was born on February 17, 1963, and is also known as an entrepreneur and chairman and principle owner of the Charlotte Hornets.

Jordan is also known by his nicknames “Air Jordan” and “His Airness”. He was inducted in the All-NBA First Team ten times, All-Defensive First Team nine times, and also achieved the Most Valuable Player Awards five times and received the All-Star Game MVP Awards thrice. Jordan was honored as the Business Person of the Year for 2014 by the Charlotte Business Journal on January 20, 2015. He currently has 27.7 million followers on Facebook.

The athletes on their social pages share their photographs of events, new styles they are adopting, etc., as well as their thoughts, some big events in their lives, and many such things. This way, they can interact with the fans more regularly, and this only makes them even more popular.

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