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Updated: 17 October 2022

Top 5 Footballers With Highest Earnings On Instagram In 2022. Football stars are some of the most followed celebrities in the world. They have a massive fan following that is incomparable to any other set of people and thus the influence that they have on social media is staggering.

Portuguese talisman Cristiano Ronaldo has been the most followed personality on Instagram for quite some time now and he boasts over 477 Million followers while his arch-rival Lionel Messi is the third most followed account on Instagram. 

This speaks a lot about how much popularity these footballers have in the modern world. However, not many know that they also earn an insane amount of money from social media.

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Well, Instagram after all a free platform and they do not pay anyone for posting on their app but certain brands pay celebrities a lot of money for paid posts (to promote their brand). And this is how celebrities earn through social media. 

In this article, we shall thus be talking about the Top 5 Footballers who earn the highest amounts from Instagram. 

Top 5 Footballers With Highest Earnings On Instagram In 2022

5. David Beckham – 75.1 Million Followers 

Source: GQ India

Former Manchester United and Real Madrid star David Beckham earn a huge amount per post on Instagram. He earned a whopping sum of £2,742,894 in total last year from Instagram which tells us a lot about his popularity. 

His net worth is around 450 million dollars and his most expensive possessions include his lavish house in England. 

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David Beckham has been a star from the very beginning of his career. He played a total of 718 club matches in his career scoring 127 goals and providing 213 assists. 

4. Ronaldinho Gaucho – 67.7 Million Followers

Source: Daily Mail

Ronaldinho Gaucho must be behind David Beckham as far as Instagram followers are concerned but he earns more than the former English international from the app. Ronaldinho reportedly earned around £3 Million dollars last year from his Instagram posts alone. 

His total net worth is around 90 Million dollars. 

Ronaldinho is considered to be one of the greatest dribblers of all time. He played a total of 543 club matches in his career, scored 197 goals, and provided 162 assists. 

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3. Neymar Jr – 177 Million Followers

Neymar Jr is the third most followed footballer on Instagram and obviously, he makes a great deal of money from it. The player reportedly earned £12,38,070 from Instagram posts alone. 

He has a net worth of around 200 Million dollars. 

He currently plays for Paris Saint Germain in Ligue 1 and has been in brilliant form this season. In his career, Neymar has played a total of 470 club matches, scoring 284 goals and providing 177 assists. 

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2. Lionel Messi – 358 Million Followers 

Lionel Messi

Lionel Messi is the second most followed footballer and the third most followed personality after Cristiano Ronaldo and Kylie Jenner on Instagram. While many might argue that he is miles better on the field than his arch-rival Cristiano Ronaldo, he has not won the social media battle very much. 

He reportedly earns £409k per Instagram post and earned about £17,192,420 in total from Instagram last season. This is a great amount but still a little less than Ronnie’s numbers. 

Messi has a net worth of around 600 Million dollars. 

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Lionel Messi has played a total of 818 club matches in his career. He has scored 687 goals and provided 322 assists overall. 

1. Cristiano Ronaldo – 477 Million Followers

37-year-old Cristiano Ronaldo is not only the most followed personality on Instagram, but he is also its highest earner. He reportedly earned around £19,119,972 last year from Instagram posts alone. 

He has a total net worth of around 690 Million dollars. 

Cristiano Ronaldo has played a total of 937 matches in his club career to date. He has scored 698 goals and provided 221 assists in those matches.