The Most-Followed FIFA World Cup Players on Twitter


With the FIFA World Cup in Brazil only one week away, fans around the world are preparing for what may be the largest sporting event on the globe. The World Cup will probably spark unprecedented levels of Twitter activity as fans will be able to interact with their idols like never before.

The undisputed Twitter king among World Cup competitors is Portugal's megastar Cristiano Ronaldo who currently has 26.5 million followers. Brazil's figurehead Neymar Júnior is a distant second with 10.7 million fans, followed by England's striker Wayne Rooney. Behind the Top 3, Spanish players dominate the Top 10 much like they did the pitches of the previous three international tournaments they won. The Spaniards are among the favorites to win the title in Brazil, and could become the first team since Brazil in 1962 to claim back-to-back World Cup titles.

Infographic: The Most-Followed FIFA World Cup Players on Twitter | Statista
Related Infographics
  • IPOs
    Underpriced or Overhyped?

    This chart shows first-day stock price gains of tech companies that went public in 2014 and 2015.

  • Internet usage worldwide
    Internet Freedom Across The World Visualized

    This chart shows the state of internet freedom around the world in 2015.

  • Soccer
    How Premier League Ticket Prices Compare To Europe's Elite

    This chart shows the cheapest price for a match day ticket at selected football clubs for the 2015-16 season.

  • Soccer
    The most expensive shirts in European football

    This chart shows the price of a 2015-2016 season adult shirt at European football clubs.

  • Mobile Payments
    The Numbers Behind Square's Payment Business

    This chart shows the financials behind the mobile payments company Square.

You may also be interested in...
Infographic Newsletter

Statista offers daily infographics about trending topics covering Media and Society.

Download & Reference

Related market forecasts
Who may use the "Chart of the Day"?
The Statista "Chart of the Day", made available under the Creative Commons License CC BY-ND 3.0, may be used and displayed without charge by all commercial and non-commercial websites. Use is, however, only permitted with proper attribution to Statista.

Which topics are covered by the "Chart of the Day"?
The Statista "Chart of the Day" currently focuses on two sectors: "Media and Technology", updated daily and featuring the latest statistics from the media, internet, telecommunications and consumer electronics industries; and "Economy and Society", which inlcudes current data from the United States and around the world relating to economic and political issues as well as sports and entertainment.

Can Statista create customized charts?
Absolutely! For information on tailor-made and sector-specific Charts of the Day, please contact Jan Ahrens