Most popular footballers on Instagram: Arsenal, Chelsea & Man Utd stars in top 20

Footballers are all over Instagram these days – sharing dressing-room selfies, photos of their protein-rich food, videos of their gym sessions, even pictures of them posing in gardens full of lavender.

And you fans bloody love it, don’t you?!

But which players are loved the most? If to follow is to love, the answer to that question can be found below.

Top 20 football stars on Instagram

Stats courtesy of

Nine of the top 10 either play in La Liga now or have done previously.

Four current Premier League ballers make the list, led by Manchester United frontman Zlatan Ibrahimovic, with Chelsea defender David Luiz, Arsenal playmaker Mesut Ozil and Red Devils midfielder behind.

What is perhaps most interesting about this data is that Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi are #1 and #3, rather than the top two.

That’s because of Brazil captain Neymar, who keeps his followers keen with this sort of stuff.

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