This year, Cristiano Ronaldo hit the mark of 400 million followers on Instagram, becoming the second most followed person on the social network (the only profile in front of him is Instagram itself). An analysis by Sambafoot Brasil indicates that, currently, his followers already total 474 million, more than 100 million more than the third place, Kylie Jenner (365 million).
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Messi is not far behind, appearing in fourth place with 356 million followers on the social network. The third most followed footballer on Instagram is Neymar, but the player is further away from the first places, occupying the 21st place in the ranking. After the Brazilian, the most followed footballers are David Beckham and Mbappé (46th and 49th in the total ranking, respectively).
Check out the five players with the most followers on Instagram below:
1st – Cristiano Ronaldo: 474 million
2nd – Messi: 356 million
3rd – Neymar: 177 million
4th – David Beckham: 74.9 million
5th – Mbappe: 72.7 million
Players with the most shirts sold
However, if Cristiano Ronaldo is at the top of Instagram, it is Messi who has the highest volume of shirt sales last season, adding 1.2 million over the 12 months – CR7 is in second place, with 1.05 million sales.
The player’s sales success is a reflection of his great performance on the pitch – the striker recently surpassed Pele’s record for goals in finals (last year, Messi had already surpassed the King of Football as the South American player with the most goals. in history).
Also present in this ranking are names such as Lewandowski, Mbappé and Neymar. Benzema, who had an excellent last season, and Haaland, one of the top transfers this window, are also on the list.
Check out which players sold the most shirts in the 2021/2022 season:
1st – Messi: 1.2 million
2nd – Cristiano Ronaldo: 1.05 million
3rd – Lewandowski: 970 thousand
4th – Salah: 816 thousand
5th – Mbappe: 799 thousand
6th – Haaland: 767 thousand
7th – Benzema: 699 thousand
8th – Kanté: 655 thousand
9th – De Bruyne: 622 thousand
10th – Neymar: 547 thousand
20 clubs that sold the most shirts
Evaluating European and American teams, it’s no surprise that giants Bayern Munich took first place, with over 3.2 million player jerseys sold in the last year.
In Brazil, the biggest seller was Corinthians, with almost 2 million shirts sold, ahead of clubs like Barcelona, PSG and Flamengo.
Check out the 20 clubs that sold the most shirts in 2021 below:
1st – Bayern (Germany): 3,250,000
2nd – Real Madrid (Spain): 3,050,000
3rd – Liverpool (England): 2,450,000
4th – Boca Juniors (Argentina): 2,433,000
5th – Guadalajara (Mexico): 2,145,000
6th – Corinthians (Brazil): 1,988,789
7th – Man United (England): 1,950,000
8th – River Plate (Argentina): 1,734,000
9th – Flamengo (Brazil): 1,637,122
10th – Juventus (Italy): 1,420,000
11th – America (Mexico): 1,368,908
12th – Barcelona (Spain): 1,340,000
13th – Chelsea (England): 1,310,000
14th – Atlético Nacional (Colombia): 1,276,098
15th – Borussia Dortmund (Germany): 1,222,000
16th – Monterrey (Mexico): 1,222,000
17th – LA Galaxy (United States): 1,180,090
18th – PSG (France): 1,180,000
19th – Man City (England): 1,087,000
20th – São Paulo (Brazil): 998,000
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