American football, soccer, calcio, fùtbol or what else? What teams or leagues are the top ones on Instagram?
10. Premier League (@premierleague) – 5.2m followers
Well, soccer or footbal or whatelse, is the world’s most popular sport and UK is its native land. So no surprises the UK Premier League association has such a wide worldwide audience.
9. NFL (@nfl) – 5.9m followers
8. FC Bayern (@fcbayern) – 6m followers
Aaand, we’re back to soccer/football, with Germany’s most famous team, the Bayern Munich.
7. Chelsea FC (@chelseafc) – 6.1m followers
Premier League’s champions. London’s calling…
6. Arsenal (@arsenal) – 6.2m followers
Chelsea’s ancient enemies might have lost the Premier League but they triumph on Instagram.
5. WWE (@wwe) – 7.4m followers
I loved Hulk Hogan and Andrè the Giant! And it looks like wrestling is still pretty famous worldwide if they are able reach the 5th position between the top 10 most followed sport teams and associations on Instagram!
4. Manchester United (@manchesterunited) – 10.2m followers
Again soccer/football, again UK. Beckham’s team is the most followed UK football club.
3. NBA (@nba) – 14.1m followers
It shouldn’t be the most popular sport in the US; it should be behind the American Football and Baseball but the NBA, National Baskeball Associationm is the top US-based sport association/team on Instagram. With no rivals.
2. Real Madrid (@realmadrid) – 29.1m followers
Second on the podium, Real Madrid FC is the second most followed sport club on Instagram.
1. FC Barcelona (@fcbarcelona) – 31.5m followers
They compete with the Real Madrid in Spain, they compete with the Real Madrid in Europe and now they compete with the Real Madrid on Instagram: the 1st position as the most followed Sport Team on Instagram is taken by the FC Barcelona! With 31.5m followers they are actually the 26th most followed Instagram account *ever*!