The year 2022 has not been as glorious for Cristiano Ronaldo and his fans as it should have been. Following his return to Manchester United, Ronaldo has had a middling season, and his team failed to qualify for the Champions League. In the tournament, his arch-rival Leo Messi is on the streak of breaking Ronaldo’s records one after another. However, on social media, Cristiano Ronaldo is still reigning supreme. The Portugees striker has been recently named the most influential player on Instagram.
Ronaldo Become Most Powerful Player On Instagram!
Recently, a list of the most influential sportsmen around the globe has been published. The rankings are decided on Nielsen’s influencer evaluation system. It estimates total followers, follower growth, engagement rate, and average brand value per post on Instagram. It is no surprise that the world’s most followed Instagram celebrity Cristiano Ronaldo has topped the list of the most influential players in the world.
The 37-year-old footballer leads the globe with 480 million followers. Meanwhile, Lionel Messi, a longtime competitor, has 360 M followers, a 38% increase in only one year. Each post on Messi’s account has a media value of $2.6 million. The Manchester United forward saw a 48% rise in followers while paying $3.5 million on average for each post in the previous year.
The Nielsen Gracenote report ranked players who will compete in the World Cup in November. Thanks to his massive following on the photo-sharing platform, Portugal Captian Cristiano makes a whopping amount of 3.4 Million euros for his single Instagram post.
Who Are The Other Players In The Player?
Lionel Messi, a longstanding adversary of Ronaldo in sports, has 360 followers, a 38% increase in the past year. On Instagram, Messi’s account generates 2.3 million euros for every post. Neymar and Kylian Mbappe, two PSG teammates earning an average of $1 million per post, is just behind Messi’s earnings. Further, on the list, Paulo Dybala of Argentina is ranked seventh. Followed by the Real Madrid combo of Vinicius Jr. and Karim Benzema in fifth and sixth place. N’Golo Kante of Chelsea and France is the only other member of the top 10 players outside of Cristiano Ronaldo. Kante is ranked eighth.
Paul Pogba, another member of Ronaldo’s international team, is ranked ninth, while Sergio Ramos of Spain completes the top 10. Jadon Sancho, a striker for Manchester United, has been crowned the most significant player from England. With a 5,165 percent increase in followers over the previous year, Gavi from Barcelona, Spain, is the breakout star at the same time.