Critics howled when Facebook paid $1 billion for Instagram and its 13 employees in 2012, but the photo-sharing site has been on fire since it was launched in October 2010. Instagram has more than 300 million daily users who share 95 million photos and videos per day. Down is the footballers ruling the Instagram world; most followed footballers on Instagram today.

5. James Rodriguez -39.9 million

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Although he was having a decent career earlier, it was after he won the Golden Boot in the FIFA World Cup 2014 that Rodriguez became a household name.

The Colombian star is surprisingly very high on this list despite having struggled at Real Madrid to gain a regular starting position in the team and being loaned out to Bayern Munich.

4. David Beckham – 50.2 million

Beckham may have retired from professional football long back but his popularity among the fans still remains the same.

One of the most popular and famous footballers on the planet. David Beckham has done countless advertising campaigns since retiring from football and moved to LA to live the Hollywood lifestyle with wife Victoria “Posh” Beckham.

3. Lionel Messi -97.5 million

One of the world’s best footballers on the planet has seemed to have deleted his Instagram account in March this year. He had the second most followers behind just Ronaldo. But since then, Neymar has overtaken Messi’s old total.

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