Ronaldo to Messi: Most followed sports stars on Instagram

February 23, By Rahul Das

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Cristiano Ronaldo

It’s no surprise that the Portuguese soccer star leads the list with 263 million followers on Instagram. (Image: Instagram)

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Lionel Messi

The Barcelona and Argentine great comes second in the most followed athlete list. He has 185 million Instagram followers. (Image: Instagram)

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Neymar Jr

Be it on or off the field, the Brazilian footballer has quite the fan following around the globe. He comes third in the most followed list with 146 million followers. (Image: Instagram)

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Virat Kohli

The Indian cricket team captain has taken over the sports universe by a storm ever since his meteoric rise in the cricketing empire. Cricket’s poster boy, Kohli sits at the 4th spot with 97.8 million. (Pic: Instagram)

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Lebron James

The basketball great, Lebron is the only other superstar besides King Kohli, to feature in the top five of most followed lists. He is 5th with 79.6 million followers on Instagram. (Pic: Instagram)

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