With billions of fans around the globe, football is far and away the world’s most popular sport – and that popularity has quickly bled into social media.
Indeed, football’s adage that it’s “played by millions, and watched by billions” could equally be applied to Twitter, with the top players each boasting millions of fans. But which football star has more followers than any other player on the network?
With 26.5 million fans it’s Portugal’s Cristiano Ronaldo who leads the way amongst his football peers, with a following almost two and a half times the size of second-played Brazilian Neymar Júnior. England’s Wayne Rooney rounds out the top three.