There are so many classic love stories in the world. Most of them are revolving around two people but no one really writes about the loved one has for sports. The passion, aggression, expectation, joy, thrill, etc are all pretty much like a whirlwind romance. We are tapping into this kind of love today- the love for sports and listing the stars of that energetic, fast-paced world where the sportsmen are not only ruling our hearts but also the Instagram rich lists that clearly show us their stardom! Let’s take a peek inside their massive following and how much money they are making off the fields:
10. Mohamed Salah, 39.5 million Instagram followers, $180,000 per post
This Egyptian professional footballer famed for his finishing, dribbling, and speed plays as a forward for Premier League club Liverpool. He is known as the jewel of Egypt and has many fans all over the world but he himself is a big fan of sportsman Muhammad Ali.
9. Zlatan Ibrahimovic, 43.3 million Instagram followers, $200,000 per post
The Super Swede took the Premier League by storm with Manchester United. The man is such a national hero in Sweden that his name has been added to the Swedish Dictionary as a verb that means to dominate or do something with extreme talent!
8. Gareth Bale, 43.3 million Instagram followers, $200,000 per post
This 6′ 1″ tall footballer made his professional debut at the age of 16 years and now plays for Spanish club Real Madrid and also the national team of Wales. He is nicknamed ‘the golfer’ as he loves playing the game.
7. Ronaldo de Assis Moreira, 51.5 million Instagram followers, $238,000 per post
This natural talent started playing soccer at 7, and earned himself the nickname “Ronaldinho,” Though he isn’t one of the best players in the world today he surely ruled the last decade especially during his time at Barcelona.
6. Virat Kohli, 64.2 million Instagram followers, $296,000 per post
He is the most prominent name in the sports industry and certainly a name that is highly revered in the world of cricket. Kohli is an undeniable superstar who draws crazy attention from fans and media all around the world. Check the number of followers on Instagram for proof.
5. LeBron James, 66.7 million Instagram followers, $307,000 per post
King James aka LeBron James could easily be one of the greatest basketball players in NBA history. He plays for Los Angeles Lakers of the National Basketball Association and sports a tattoo saying “Chosen 1”.
4. David Beckham, 63.2 million Instagram followers, $339,000 per post
Everyone knows what a big star the man was when he was followed only for the sport he played. But over the years Beckham has struck a chord with fans as a family man and an amazing father who reveals endearing aspects of his life on his Instagram feeds.
3. Lionel Messi, 115.6 million Instagram followers, $695,000 per post
Who could’ve thought that the boy with a growth hormone deficiency at a young age would be regarded as one of the greatest players of the modern generation? He plays for FC Barcelona and the Argentina national team. He holds a world record for winning FIFA world player of the year four times.
2. Neymar da Silva Santos Junior, 185 million Instagram followers, $704,000 per post
Juninho, is certainly one of Brazil’s most excellent produce. His impressive soccer abilities at an early age have earned him a massive fan following all over the world and four straight ‘Player of the Year’ award wins made him one of Brazil’s most popular public figures.
1.Cristiano Ronaldo, 224.8 million Instagram followers, $889,000 per post
725 senior career goals, the first player in history to win four European Golden Shoes, 31 trophies in his career, including six league titles, five European Cups and one European Championship and more have made this man the living legend that he is. The world of football is forever changed by this Portuguese soccer superstar. A true star in every sense of the term.