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Top 6 Most Followed Athletes on Twitter You Should Know

All Twitter users are aware of how immensely Twitter has grown in the past few years. It is one of the most famous yet controversial platforms that gives you freedom of speech. And on top of that majority of people get massive fame through Twitter. Just like that, there are some most followed athletes on Twitter.  

Athletes and celebrities find Twitter to be very lucrative to attract endorsements and sponsorship deals. They also have an extensive fan base that helps them to interact with millions of people.  

This article will tell you about 6 of these athletes who got largely followed by the people. So, let’s jump into it and know all about it.  

1. Cristiano Ronaldo 

Cristiano Ronaldo Most Followed Athletes

Cristiano Ronaldo is not only a famous athlete on Twitter but one of the most followed athletes on Instagram too with 475+ views. This top goal scorer of all time is a Portuguese professional footballer who didn’t leave a chance to make his nation proud.  

Ronaldo plays as a forward for the famous English Premier League side Manchester United and also captains the Portugal National Team. He has almost 102.9 million followers on Twitter. Some of his notable achievements include the Ballon d’Or award that he won five times and the FIFPro World Player of the Year award.  

2. Neymar  

Neymar Most Followed Athletes On Twitter

Neymar is a Brazilian professional footballer who stands second on the list. He plays as a forward for Ligue 1 side Paris Saint Germain, and the Brazil national team which are the most famous and richest football clubs.  

Neymar is highly known for his incredible acceleration skills along with speed, dribbling, and finishing skills. He makes a huge amount of money from the sponsorships that he gets through his Twitter which has about 57.5 million followers. Some of his best achievements include the UEFA Champions League award and the La Liga Player of the Month award.  

3. LeBron James 

Lebron James Most Followed Athletes On Twitter

LeBron James is a professional American basketball player. He plays for the Los Angeles Lakers of the National Basketball Association (NBA). He is one of the highest-paid athletes too because of his earning more than $1 billion during his 18-year career.  

James has earned many awards that include the NBA champion, NBA Finals MVP, and NBA’s most valuable player 4 times. He has more than 52 million followers on his Twitter account which makes him the most followed American athlete on Twitter.  

4. Sachin Tendulkar 

Sachin tendulkar  Most Followed Athletes On Twitter

The legendary Sachin Tendulkar is a former Indian cricketer who also captained the Indian team and stands fourth on the list. He is the most successful and respected cricketer in the history of India.  

Tendulkar remained one of the striking powerhouses throughout his entire cricket career. His achievements include the Wisden Cricketer of the Year award, the Wisden Leading Cricketer in the world, and the Padma Shri which is a national honor. He has a massive fan following of 37.6 million people on his Twitter account.  

5. Kaka 

KAKA Most Followed Athletes On Twitter

Kaka is a retired Brazilian professional football player who played as an attacking midfielder. He was the first ever sportsperson to cross 10 million followers on Twitter with a current fan following of 29.3 million people.  

Kaka is also one of the most good-looking athletes which is one of the reasons he gets more attention as compared to the other players. His notable accolades include the Ballon d’Or and FIFA World Player of the Year awards.  

6. Ronaldinho  

Ronaldinho  Most Followed Athletes On Twitter

Lastly, I have a former Brazilian professional footballer, Ronaldinho on the list. He played mainly as an attacking midfielder and was also deployed as a winger. He is one of the most popular soccer players too.  

Ronaldinho has a huge fan following of 20.9 million people. Some of the best of his achievements include the FIFA Confederations Cup Golden Ball and the FIFA World Player of the Year award. Besides this, he also won the FIFPro World Player of the Year award.  


1.Who is the most followed athlete on Twitter of all? 

Cristiano Ronaldo, a Portuguese professional football player is the most followed athlete on Twitter with a following of 102.9 million people. Lionel Messi is the second player after Ronaldo to be the most followed athlete on Twitter.  

2.Which athlete has the most followers on Twitter in 2022? 

Former US President Barack Obama was the most followed person on Twitter with over 131 million followers. The second most followed person was Justin Bieber who had about 114 million followers.  

3.Which athlete has the most fans across the world? 

Cristiano Ronaldo is said to have the greatest number of fans as compared to the other athletes. He has been one of the most incredible players out of all. His remarkable performances and achievements reflect his immense hard work and dedication. Moreover, he is the most good-looking player too which makes him even more popular.  


Twitter has always been an easy platform to speak their hearts out respecting the boundaries prescribed by Twitter. It is one of the platforms which gives you immense fame within seconds. Some of the most followed athletes on Twitter were not as famous as they are today after joining Twitter. They are famous on all social media platforms apart from Twitter. 

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