10 Footballers with the most fans and followers on Instagram

10 Footballers with the most fans and followers on Instagram

Briefly.co.za took a look at who the most popular footballers are on Instagram; with their followers in the hundreds of thousands, they have some serious online clout.

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Football is South Africa's favourite sport and as a result, the nation's favourite players have huge followings online.

10. Phakamani Mahlambi - 155k followers

The Mamelodi Sundowns midfielder has an impressive follower count of 155 000.

9. George Maluleka - 167k followers

Maluleka plays for Kaizer Chiefs and comes in at 9th place with 167 000.

8. Ayanda Patosi - 171k followers

Patosi is currently on loan from Cape Town City to Foolad, an Iranian football club.

7. Thembinkosi Lorch - 190k followers

Lorch plays for the Orlando Pirates and is at home in the midfield, he was named South African Player of the Season in 2019.

6. Percy Tau - 193k followers

Percy is currently on loan from Brighton & Hove Albion, and Bafana Bafana to Belgian Pro League side Club Brugge.

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5. Bongani Zungu - 255k followers

Zungu is a plays as a midfielder for French club Amiens SC and Bafana Bafana.

4. Reneilwe Letsholonyane - 265k followers

Affectionately called "Yeye", he plays for Highlands park and Bafana Bafana.

3. George Lebese - 367k followers

George Lebese recently signed up with the Colorado Switchbacks in the United States.

2. Siphiwe Tshabalala - 428k followers

Lawrence Siphiwe Tshabalala plays midfielder for Bafana Bafana.

1. Itumeleng Khune - 866K followers

The 31-year-old Kaizer Chiefs captain is the most popular South African footballer on Instagram. The veteran player has almost double the number of followers as Tshabalala.

In other news, Briefly.co.za reported that Itumeleng Khune got himself a new look and a lot of trolls have poked fun at him. It seems every time he does something he gets bullied online.

The soccer player does not respond to online trolls and he still hasn't bothered feeding any of the haters out there.

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Source: Briefly.co.za

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