The top five players on Twitter – and what you get for your follow…
fanatix looks at the world’s five most followed players on Twiiter, and mentions some of our less famous favourites, too!
5) Wayne Rooney : 6.8m followers
The highest Premier League and England man on the list – Rooney tells his 6.8m followers about new hair cuts, what he’s up to with Coleen, but unfortunately – never where he’s going to be playing next term.
Me and Coleen at rhianna pic.twitter.com/y9I9qnC9J3
— Wayne Rooney (@WayneRooney) June 12, 2013
4) Ronaldinho : 6.85m followers
The first Brazilian of three in the top five, the former Barcelona genius likes to upload pictures of himself in baggy jeans and baseball caps. Nearly 7m people clearly enjoy it!
3) Neymar: 7.7m followers The 21-year-old’s followers will likely sky-rocket following his £50m move to Barcelona. Favours uploading pictures of new haircuts – and weirdly advertises the fruity sweet Mentos quite a lot.
2) Kaka: 16.2m followers
Surprisingly, the Brazilian midfielder has more followers than anyone bar a certain Real Madrid teammate. Runs a remarkably uncontroversial account – which is dedicated to Jesus, football and fatherhood. Often asks fans ‘Kaka questions’, like this one!
— Kaka (@KAKA) July 16, 2013
1) Cristiano Ronaldo: 20m followers
Ronaldo’s twitter page is like a shrine to the Portuguese winger. He retweets besotted fans praying for him to do so, and regularly thanks all 20m of them for their never-ending love and support!
— thank you cris. (@crislenashug) July 29, 2013
Joey Barton: 2.3m
If you like the combination of the odd foul-mouthed rant, softened up directly afterwards with Nietzsche quotes – follow ‘Joseph Barton’.
Rio Ferdinand: 4.5m
One famous rant about England’s selection policy aside, Rio is fairly loveable on Twitter. Speaks about hiphop and football with charming optimism.
Mario Balotelli: 1.2m
If you like ridiculous pictures of the Italian fireball posing in front of camouflaged Lamborghinis, Mario’s your man.