Portuguese football star Cristiano Ronaldo currently tops the list of the most popular soccer players in 2022. The Manchester United winger currently has more than 477 million followers on Instagram, 153 million followers on Facebook, and another 102.9 million followers on his Twitter account.
Although it’s obvious that every football player is famous because they are stars of millions of hearts. The sport of football itself has over 3.5 billion followers worldwide. We have made a ranking of the most popular soccer players in the world this year as we did in previous years.
Social media is dominating the world, particularly among football players who interact with their fans through their social media accounts.
5. Kevin De Bruyne – Belgium | Manchester City
A Belgian professional footballer Kevin De Bruyne plays as a midfielder for one of the Premier League champions, Manchester City. It has often been said that De Bruyne is the greatest football midfielder in the world and a complete footballer.
The handsome Kevin is considered the most famous football player in 2022. He has achieved multiple awards, which is the biggest reason behind his popularity.
4. Paulo Dybala – Argentina | AS Roma
Paulo Exequiel Dybala is an Argentine professional footballer who plays as a forward for Serie A club AS Roma. He is dubbed by many as one of the best football wingers in the world right now.
The handsome hunk has millions of crazy fan following around the world.
3. Neymar – Brazil | Paris Saint-Germain
Neymar is a Brazilian professional footballer who plays as a forward for the Ligue 1 side and one of the richest football clubs, Paris Saint-Germain. He is widely regarded as one of the most popular footballers ever.
Neymar was twice named the South American Footballer of the Year in 2011 and 2012 and soon relocated to Europe to join Barcelona.
2. Lionel Messi – Argentina | Paris Saint-Germain
Messi is one of the greatest Argentine footballers who plays as a forward for the Ligue 1 club Paris Saint-Germain. Throughout his career, he has won seven Ballon d’Or awards and six European Golden shoe awards.
Leo is regarded as the most popular footballer right now.
1. Cristiano Ronaldo – Portugal | Manchester United
A Portuguese professional footballer Cristiano Ronaldo plays as a forward for the English Premier League club Manchester United. He is one of the most popular soccer players and one of the most handsome footballers of all time. He won FIFA Ballon d’Or five times, including other awards like FIFA World Player of the Year, European Golden Shoe, and PFA Players’ Player of the Year.
CR7 is one of those players who believe in hard work and being the best on the pitch or off the pitch.