Top 10 most followed athletes on Social Media – May 2014

Posted By on May 16, 2014 | 0 comments

Every month I look at the social media activity – facebook, twitter, instagram – of the most “digital” famous athletes in the world. This is it then, who are the most followed athletes in the world this month? Any change in the rank compared to last month?

This Top 10 is based on the total amount of followers on facebook, twitter and instagram on the 16th of May 2014.

All these athletes are still active.

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As you may notice there are few changes compared to last month. Miami Heat’s Lebron “the King” James lost one place benefiting Neymar who is now 5th. However Lebron James can still be happy as he’s now the most followed pro athlete on Instagram in the world. With more than 5million subscribers, he’s on the top of Neymar and Ronaldo.


Meanwhile Ronaldo is still cruising on the top of the rank, as said last month Kaka is still loosing ground to Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson and Neymar whose fan base is growing quite fast; and it should accelerate in the next few weeks because of the FIFA World Cup in Brazil.


On the bottom of the top 10, Kobe Bryant who’ s been off the parquet now lost one place in favour of Ronaldhino.


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In another hand it is interesting to notice that Roger Federer is loosing ground too and the 10th place is looking unreachable as far as he doesn’t get an Instagram account. Germany’s Mesut Ozil is still 11th but Usain Bolt, 12th, is running fast to catch him. I predict a fast growing fan base on Instagram for the jamaican as he’s very active, the mix of content is interesting and he’s quite funny.

This is it for this month, let’s catch up in a month then few days after the kick-off the world cup in Brazil!

Alexandre Roty

Alexandre Roty

I founded The Other Pitch in December 2013 to help and support the pro athletes to manage their digital image and assets on the web.
I played rugby, I try to play a bit of football sometimes, I like to hit the little yellow ball and I'm a keen cyclist who would love to ride an indoor track once.
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