Different sports have always attracted fans from all over the world. Therefore, athletes who were the best in their sports have been huge stars even before the age of the Internet. Sports celebrities have always been part of the mainstream media like television and newspapers. Many of them have even starred in movies.
Once the Internet technology took over the world and social media became a powerful tool to gain popularity, it was only logical that sports celebrities were going to adapt to this new trend, especially now that we go online to keep up with sports news, watch games, and bet on them with รหัสโบนัส Pinnacle. Nowadays, almost every sports star has an Instagram, TikTok, or Facebook account, (or all three) and they use it to keep their fans up to date with all relevant information from their personal and professional life.
In this article, we’ll take a look at some of the most followed sports stars in the world.
Does it really come as a surprise that Christiano Ronaldo found his way on this list? Not really. One of the best football players in the world currently plays for Juventus FC and he’s followed by more than 127 million people on Facebook. His Twitter fanbase has 87 million followers. At the age of 21, Christiano has already been nominated for the FIFA Player of the year award. Only one year after, he didn’t only get nominated for many awards, but he also won them.
The second football star on our list is Lionel Messi, with over 90 million followers on Facebook. Another legend in the world of football, Messi currently plays for FC Barcelona. He’s also the captain of Argentina’s national soccer team. In 2011 and 2012, Time Magazine named him on their annual list of the most influential people.
It’s obvious that football remains one of the most popular sports in the world since even the number 3 star on our list is Neymar. Neymar’s Facebook fanbase is over 60 million followers, while his Twitter is followed by over 48 million football fans. The Brazilian footballer currently plays for Paris Saint-Germain. SportsPro magazine named him as the most marketable sports personality in 2013.
With 54 million followers on his Facebook account, David Beckham comes fourth on our list. Even though Beckham played his last professional football game in 2013, he still remains one of the most influential personalities in the world of sports. He has been several times named as one of the most stylish sportsmen in Britain, and he’s the only English player that has won titles in 4 different countries.
Some know him from his wrestling days, while others admire his action-packed movies. And yes, we’re talking about Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson. Not a lot of people know, but The Rock started his career as a college football player, and he even won a national championship with Miami Hurricanes. His wrestling career began in 1994, while his actor days begin with the movie the Scorpion King. Today, the Rock is followed by 58 million people on Facebook and over 14 million people on Twitter.