Juventus star Cristiano Ronaldo might be enjoying the status of being the most followed celebrity on Instagram with 144.6 million followers after taking over pop sensation Selena Gomez, but surprisingly he is not among the fastest rising sports stars on Instagram.
Yes, you heard it right. The former Real Madrid striker is ruling the Instagram at the moment but its other athletes who are enjoying the status of being the fastest rising sports stars on the popular social media platform.
Let’s check out 5 such sensational athletes whose popularity is suddenly gaining momentum on the website.
Jadon Sancho, England footballer
Borussia Dortmund and England star Jadon Sancho has emerged as one of the most popular footballers after gaining 1,97,893 followers on Instagram. His incredible form in Bundesliga and debuting for England last month led to the sudden surge in his popularity.
Jermaine Pennant, England footballer
The English footballer Jermaine Pennant’s appearance in Big Brother saw him enjoying a big percentage growth rate of 88.52% on Instagram. The former Liverpool player now has 2,92,556 fans on the social media channel.
Bobby Duncan, Liverpool
Young Liverpool star Bobby Duncan is a surprise name in the list. Since his entry into the elite club in June, Steven Gerrard’s cousin, Bobby’s Instagram followers has multiplied at a rapid pace and he currently has 2,09,729 followers. The young footballer is yet to make his debut for the club.
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I would like to address @ufc Why didn't you fire anyone when their team attacked the bus and injured a couple of people? They could have killed someone there, why no one says anything about insulting my homeland, religion, nation, family? Why do you have to punish my team, when both teams fought. If you say that I started it, then I do not agree, I finished what he had started. In any case, punish me, @zubairatukhugov has nothing to do with that. If you think that I’ll keep silent then you are mistaken. You canceled Zubaira’s fight and you want to dismiss him just because he hit Conor. But don’t forget that it was Conor who had hit my another Brother FIRST, just check the video. if you decide to fire him, you should know that you’ll lose me too. We never give up on our brothers in Russia and I will go to the end for my Brother. If you still decide to fire him, don’t forget to send me my broken contract, otherwise I'll break it myself. And one more thing, you can keep my money that you are withholding. You are pretty busy with that, I hope it won’t get stuck in your throat. We have defended our honor and this is the most important thing. We intend to go to the end. #Brothers
The Russian UFC fighter stunned the world after defeating Conor McGregor at UFC 229 last month. And it won’t be wrong to say the nasty brawl post it only added to his popularity.
On October 1, Khabib had 6,068, 428 followers on Instagram, which rose to a staggering 13,011,751 by the month end.
Eden Hazard, Chelsea
Chelsea star Eden Hazard has also made it to the list. The striker’s stunning form suddenly got him 66,525 more followers on Instagram.