THE TOP 10 MOST POPULAR FOOTBALLERS ON TIKTOK IN 2024

Find below the current ranking list of the top 10 most popular Footballers on TikTok in 2024. The top 10 most-followed football players on TikTok. 

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THE TOP 10 POPULAR FOOTBALLERS ON TIKTOK IN 2024

WHO ARE THE TOP 10 MOST POPULAR FOOTBALLERS ON TIKTOK?

That was the question I asked myself while driving Brisbane to Cairns road trip visiting the best stops for a few months and having plenty of time to follow my favourite football players on TikTok.

Below you are about to find the most followed footballers on TikTok

THE TOP 10 MOST-FOLLOWED FOOTBALLERS ON TIKTOK IN  2024 – LIST

Check below the 2024 ranking list of the top 10 football players with the most followers on TikTok.

10. Robert Lewandowski

7+ million people on TikTok follow Robert Lewandowski.

Robert Lewandowski is a professional football striker currently playing at Barcelona FC.

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9. Paulo Dybala

10+ million people on TikTok follow Paulo Dybala. 

Paulo Dybala (also called: La Joya) is an Argentinian professional football player (creative midfielder) currently playing for Roma FC after a few years at Juventus F.C. in the Serie A league in Italy.

The word Joya means “fantastic” in the Spanish language.

Paulo Dybala goal celebration gladiator mask caricature illustration Argentina Juventus Football Italy

Paulo Dybala goal celebration gladiator mask caricature illustration Argentina Juventus Football Italy

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8. Richarlison Andrade

10+ million people on TikTok follow Richarlison.

Richarlison is a professional Brazilian footballer player for Tottenham F.C., an English team that plays in the English Premier League. Richarlison is famous for missing some of the easiest goal opportunities producing some of the funniest memes shared on TikTok and other social media platforms. 

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7. Zlatan Ibrahimovic

10+ million people on TikTok follow Zlatan Ibrahimovic. 

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Zlatan Ibrahimovic’s caricature smiling Swedish football

If you need to choose one of these top 10 sports stars to follow, this is your man, the “real” man.

Sports journalists and media revere Zlatan’s “no bullshit” ninja personality that allows him to say things no other football player in history has had the balls to say. This controversial footballer walks his talk with a remarkable football career. Hated by few but loved by millions, Zlatan is also one of the top 25 most-followed sports athletes on Instagram.

After a few years in the decadent men’s American soccer league, Zlatan Ibrahimovic came back to AC Milan FC (in 2019 – aged 38)  to become “again” one of the top Calcio league (Serie A) top goal scorers of the season.

Zlatan has now retired as a professional football player in June 2023 with a massive farewell at San Siro Stadium in Milan, Italy. 

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6. Sergio Agüero

11+ million people on TikTok follow Sergio Agüero. 

Sergio Agüero (aka Kun Agüero) is a former Argentinian professional footballer and YouTuber who reached success playing for Manchester City F.C. 

5. Marcelo Vieira

13+ million people on TikTok follow Marcelo Vieira (@marcelotwelve)

Loved by millions of Brazilians, Marcelo is also one of the top 25 most followed sports athletes on Instagram who played for Real Madrid F.C. (successor of another great left-winger Roberto Carlos), Galatasaray F.C. and now playing for Fluminense F.C. He also played for the Brazilian football team.

Marcelo Vieira has won 22 trophies including four UEFA Champions Leagues as well as five Spanish top professional “La Liga” titles with his team. Marcelo has mainly featured in global marketing campaigns for Adidas, Pepsi, Emirates Airlines, Amazon Prime Video and others.

 

 

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4. Sergio Ramos

18+ million people on TikTok follow Sergio Ramos. 

Sergio Ramos is one of the most popular Spanish defenders in the last decade. His successful career at Real Madrid F.C. has made him win different trophies including Champions League titles. Sergio Ramos is also one of the most followed footballers on Instagram and currently plays for Paris Saint Germain F.C.

His followers can enjoy watching videos and photos of his training regime and his fashion style. His attack on the “Egyptian king” Mohamed Salah in the Champions League Final 2018 went viral as Mo had to leave the pitch with a bad shoulder injury.

Sergio Ramos caricature footballer

Sergio Ramos caricature footballer. Illustration: Pandelet

3. Ronaldinho

18+ million people on TikTok follow Ronaldinho. 

Ronaldinho is a retired Brazilian professional football player who became popular for his fancy way of acrobatic football playing especially when he played for Barcelona F.C. and Milan F.C.

Considered one of the greatest of all time, Ronaldinho is also one of the top 25 most-followed sports athletes on Instagram. Ronaldinho has been featured as a model or ambassador by top brands including Nike, Lenovo, Hyundai, Pepsi, Protobar (energy snack bar), Mybet88 Asia, Freestyle Football Federation, Teqball Football Federation, Barcelona F.C., Paralympics Games, Nutrilite (Vitamins and supplements), Danet (yogurt) and others.

ronaldinho caricature

ronaldinho caricature

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2. Vinicius Jr

18+ million people on TikTok follow (@vinijr)

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Vinicius jr caricature cartoon Vini anti-racial abuse ear plug sunglasses

Vinícius José Paixão de Oliveira Júnior, commonly known as Vinícius Júnior or Vini Jr., is a Brazilian professional footballer who plays as a winger for the Spanish La Liga club Real Madrid F.C. and the Brazil national team.

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1. Neymar Jr

31+ million people on TikTok follow @neymarjr

Is Neymar Jr a luxury high fashion top model, a rapper celebrity, a singer or a top football player?

A bit everything, the media has catapulted him as the “always crying” diva but surely Neymar has shown the world he is a super-talented footballer. The MSN (Messi-Suarez-Neymar) at Barcelona F.C., will always be remembered as one of the most dangerous forward threesomes in football history!

Neymar is also one of the top 25 most-followed sports athletes on Instagram, Neymar is also loved by fans for his fashion style, goals and moments with the Brazilian football shirt and with the Paris Saint Germain F.C. (PSG) team.

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Neymar jr caricature footballer brazil

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THE TOP 10 TRENDING FOOTBALLERS ON TIKTOK RIGHT NOW

  • Toni Kross. 7.2+ million followers. 
  • Eduardo Camavinga. 7.2+ million followers. 
  • De Bruyne. 6+ million followers. 
  • James Rodriguez. 6+ million followers. 
  • Rodrygo Goes. 5.8+ million followers. 
  • Antony Santos. 5.7+ million followers.
  • Alejandro Garnacho. 5.6+ million followers.
  • Jack Grealish. 5.6+ million followers.
  • Phil Foden. 5.4+ million followers. 
  • David Beckham. 5.2+ million followers.
  • Pedri González. 4.5+ million followers. 

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OTHER TOP 10 FAMOUS FOOTBALL PLAYERS ON TIKTOK

  • Mason Mount. 3.8+ million followers.
  • Emiliano “Dibu” Martinez 3.6+ million followers.
  • Marcus Rashford. 3.1+ million followers.
  • Jesse Lingard. 3+ million followers.
  • Harry Maguire. 2.9+ million followers.
  • Harry Kane. 2.8+ million followers.
  • Bukayo Saka. 2.3+ million followers.
  • Rafael Leão. 2.3+ million followers.
  • Bruno Fernandes. 2.3+ million followers.
  • Joao Felix. 2.1+ million followers.

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THE TOP 5 FAST-RISING FOOTBALLERS ON TIKTOK

  • Jamal Musiala. 1.4+ million followers.
  • Declan Rice. 1.4+ million followers.
  • Kai Havertz. 1.3+ million followers.
  • Xavi Simons. 1.2+ million followers.
  • Antoine Greizmann. 1.1+ million followers.

CONCLUSION

Elite footballers are not as popular as the world’s top 10 most-followed people on TikTok but they can still help your sports brand build brand awareness and preference thereby driving more traffic to your website or app. Popular football players on TikTok have the power to drive more people towards your products or services. This is because consumers trust the recommendations made by their favourite professional footballers.

Tip: Marketers are using our “Top 200 Sports Athletes on Instagram” list to start their Sports Influencer Outreach program to cherry-pick the right athletes. Then you can contact your preferred sports athletes and negotiate deals that will lead to more sales. 

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