Legendary cricketing powerhouse, Sachin Tendulkar, is the only cricket player on this list. Besides, Lionel Messi also deserves his place, although he doesn’t have any official account. But this is not the entire list. So, let’s start!
The usage of social media, especially Twitter, is lucrative for athletes and for other celebrities to attract endorsements and sponsorship deals and have an extensive fan base that enables them to interact with millions of people. That’s why we are going to bring up the most followed athletes on Twitter for all of you who are really curious to know.
We have recently ranked the hottest female athletes on Instagram and also the most-followed sportswomen on Instagram. Now, it’s time to take it to the next level. And here are the most followed sportsmen on Twitter this year.
10. Wayne Rooney | Football
Former professional footballer and manager Wayne Mark Rooney spent his playing career as a forward and also in many midfield roles. Widely known as a versatile footballer, Rooney started his career in 1996 with Everton.
He has a massive fan following on social media due to his Vision and his amazing techniques, which made football fans fall crazy for him. Besides, he is currently one of the top scorers in Premier League history.
Fans love everything which he shares on social media, especially on Twitter that’s why Rooney has 17.2 million followers on Twitter.
Despite the fact that he no longer plays football, he is the most popular sportsperson on Twitter, earning him 10th place in our list of the most followed athletes on Twitter.
9. Kevin Durant | Basketball
An American professional basketball player Kevin Durant plays for the Brooklyn Nets of the National Basketball Association. Affectionately known as KD, his career began at an early age at college in 2006.
After that, he proved himself as one of the most successful players in the history of basketball. Besides, he is also one of the richest NBA players of all time.
KD has won multiple awards, including Olympic gold medalist three-time, FIBA World Cup Most Valuable Player, and two-time NBA champion.
His popularity and the uniqueness of his playing style always capture the heart of basketball lovers. That is why he is the most followed basketball player on Twitter, with 20.3 million followers.
8. Gerard Pique | Football
A Spanish professional footballer Gerard Pique plays as a center-back for La Liga club Barcelona. Widely known as the best defender of his generation started his career in 2004 at Barca, where he played for four seasons till 2008.
He has a massive fan following on all of his social media accounts, including Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter. His girlfriend, the Colombian singer Shakira, also has huge popularity.
No doubt, Gerard is one of the most handsome athletes with deep blue eyes and deserves to have a huge fan following on Twitter with 20.3 million followers.
He is a very hardworking and dedicated player among his colleagues and is loved by millions of people, which brings him to the 8th spot in our top 10 most-followed athletes on Twitter.
7. Ronaldinho | Football
A Brazilian former professional footballer and current ambassador for Barcelona, Ronaldo de Assis Moreira started his career in 1998 with the Gremio team. He is one of the most popular soccer players of all time.
Widely known as Ronaldinho spent most of his time playing as an attacking midfielder and gained respect and a hefty fan following on Twitter of 20.9 million across the globe.
He got success and love from millions of people by playing amazingly and winning multiple awards, including the FIFA Confederations Cup Golden Ball, FIFA World Player of the Year, and FIFPro World Player of the Year.
Ronaldinho has a very kind personality with a bright smile on his face, and he shares his beautiful moments and his struggle to be better than in the past on Twitter, which motivates and thrills his fans.
6. Andres Iniesta | Football
A Spanish professional footballer Andres Iniesta Lujan plays as a central midfielder and is the captain of the J1 League club Vissel Kobe. One of the greatest football midfielders of all time, Iniesta, is also known as a prolific game-maker.
Andres started his journey in 2001 with Barcelona B. Widely known as the best midfielder of all time spent most of his time at Barcelona, and later, he also served the same club for three seasons as a captain.
The La Liga Best Midfielder award winner has a huge fan following across all the social media platforms in which Twitter has most of his fans, including 25.5 million followers, who are really supportive and love to see his updates.
His versatility and strong vision made him gain millions of fans across the world, which is why we have ranked him in the 6th spot in our top 10 most-followed athletes on Twitter.