10 Most Popular Athletes on Social Media

Sports, as a form of entertainment, are hugely popular, and there are millions and millions of people all over the world who are ardent fans of sports. Athletes are stars to these fans, and they have been followed and emulated by the world, who have always been curious about their personal lives, and how these sports stars are outside the field. Earlier, the only available source for these were the media, like newspapers, television, magazines, etc., where interviews, gossip, photographs, etc. of the players would be published. Many fans are known to keep a collection of newspaper or magazine cut-outs of their favorite players.

But, times have changed, and athletes, like other celebrities, have realized the power of social media networks, where they can easily present a part of their personal or social lives to the people. Almost every athlete has a profile on the popular sites like Facebook and Twitter, and as it is expected, have tons of followers. Let us take a look at 10 Most Popular Athletes on Social Media.

10 Most Popular Athletes on Social Media

10. Michael Jordan

10 Most Popular Athletes on Social Media

Michael Jeffrey Jordan, better known as just Michael Jordan or by his initials MJ, is a former American basketball player who was born on February 17, 1963, and is also known as an entrepreneur and chairman and principle owner of the Charlotte Hornets. Jordan spent 15 seasons in the National Basketball Association with the Chicago Bulls and Washington Wizards. His own website states, “By acclamation, Michael Jordan is the greatest basketball player of all time.” Jordan is also known by his nicknames “Air Jordan” and “His Airness”. He was inducted in the All-NBA First Team ten times, All-Defensive First Team nine times, and also achieved the Most Valuable Player Awards five times and received the All-Star Game MVP Awards thrice. Jordan was honored as the Business Person of the Year for 2014 by the Charlotte Business Journal on January 20, 2015. He currently has 27.7 million followers on Facebook.

9. Mesut Ozil

10 Most Popular Athletes on Social Media

Mesut Özil is a German national soccer team member who was born on 15 October 1988, and currently plays for the English club Arsenal. He has been on the German youth national team member since 2006 and was included in the German national team in 2009. He first achieved international reputation when he was nominated for the Golden Ball Award in the 2010 FIFA World Cup. Özil ranked first in assists with 25 assist in Major European and domestic competitions in 2011. He ranked first in assists with 17 assists in La Liga in 2012. He was also the top assist with three assist in both the tournament of the 2010 FIFA World Cup and UEFA Euro 2012. Mesut Ozil received the Bambi award as the most successful German athlete in 2010. He currently has 27 million followers on Facebook.

8. Ronaldinho Gaucho

10 Most Popular Athletes on Social Media

Next  on Popular Athletes on Social Media, Ronaldo de Assis Moreira, better known as Ronaldinho Gaucho or just Ronaldinho, is a former Brazilian national soccer team member who was born on 21 March 1980, and currently plays for Mexican club Querétaro as an attacking midfielder or forward. He received the FIFA World Player of the Year award twice consecutively in 2004 and 2005. He scored 33 goals in his 97 appearances for the Brazil national football team and was a part of the victorious World Cup squad of Brazilian national team in 2002. He was also inducted in the FIFA World Cup All-Star Team on the same year. Ronaldinho was listed in the FIFA 100 compiled by Pelé and inducted in the FIFPro World XI thrice consecutively from 2005 to 2007. Ronaldinho currently has 30.3 million followers on Facebook and 11.5 million followers on Twitter which made his online fan base of 41.9 million.

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