Remarkably, 20 million of the 31.1 million followers have started following the club since the arrival of Cristiano Ronaldo.
Record Serie A champions Juventus have overtaken Manchester United as a third most followed club on Instagram. The Bainconeri now has 31.1 million followers on the social media site, while the Red Devils have 31 million.
Remarkably, 20 million of the 31.1 million followers have started following the club since the arrival of Cristiano Ronaldo, who joined in 2018 for a fee of over 100 million Euros. The Portuguese superstar has over 181 million followers on the site.
La Vecchia Signora’s following may have also been helped by some high profile signings during the summer, with the likes of Aaron Ramsay, Matthijs de Ligt among others joining the club.
Despite the increase in the number of followers, the club is still way behind the leaders Real Madrid who have 77.6 million followers. Second, on the list are Real’s La Liga rivals FC Barcelona who have 76.4 million.
Rounding up the top five is Ligue 1 club Paris-Saint Germain who have 23.8 million followers.
Juventus’ following may have also increased after the summer arrivals of no less than eight senior players.
Matthijs de Ligt, Danilo, Cristian Romero, Luca Pellegrini, Merih Demiral, Adrien Rabiot, Aaron Ramsey and Gianluigi Buffon were all signed by Maurizio Sarri this summer.
Dutch wonderkid De Ligt has 3.8 followers, Ramsey has 3.6m while club legend Buffon has 8.1m.
Barcelona is second behind rivals Real Madrid due to their 76.4m Instagram following with Juventus third (31.1m), Manchester United fourth (31m) and Paris Saint-Germain fifth (23.8m).
Top five most popular clubs on Instagram:
1. Real Madrid – 77.6m followers
2. Barcelona – 76.4m
3. Juventus – 31.1m
4. Manchester United – 31m
5. PSG – 23.8m