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Monday, November 23, 2020

These 10 Indian Footballers Have The Highest Number Of Followers On Social Media

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The most followed active Indian footballers on social media

The popularity of football in India has reached new heights over the years. Not only a crowded stand, but the growing popularity of Indian footballers on social media is another example of this.

The introduction of the Indian Super League (ISL) has given tremendous fan-following to players on social media platforms such as Instagram, Facebook and Twitter. Let's look at the top 10 Indian football players who have the highest fan following on social media:

10. Dhiraj Singh (158.4 thousand)

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He made headlines during the FIFA Under-17 World Cup in India and joined the Kerala Blasters after the tournament was over, where he was the Fans' favorite player. This gave a big boost to his social media profile and news of his training at Scottish Top Tier Club Motherwell FC also made headlines.

The 19-year-old player has 39 thousand followers on Facebook, while the number is 1.4 thousand on Twitter and 118 thousand on Instagram.

9. Aashiq Kurunian (162.4 thousand)

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The 22-year-old, who played as a winger for Bengaluru FC, has more fans than many big Indian players. Kurunian, who hails from Kerala, got his start at FC Pune City and then trained with La Liga club Villarreal.

He has played 16 matches for the national team so far and has about 1.4 thousand followers on Twitter while the number is 44 thousand on Facebook page and 117 thousand on Instagram.

8. Anas Edathodika (178.1 thousand)

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The 33-year-old centerback announced his retirement in international football in 2019, but was then recalled by Igor Steimak. Anas, who has played for ATK, has also played for Kerala Blasters, Jamshedpur FC and Mohun Bagan.

He has 15.1 thousand followers on his Twitter handle and 163 thousand on Instagram, but has no official Facebook page.

7. Mohammad Rafi (189.6 thousand)

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The 38-year-old striker has been given the nickname 'The Headmaster' due to his ability to score goals through headers. He started playing for India in 2009, but did not get much success while playing for the country.

However, his social media followers have increased significantly due to playing with ATK, Chennaiyin FC and Kerala Blasters. His Facebook page has about 15.1 thousand followers, while the number on his Twitter handle is more than 3.5 thousand, but he has not yet received a blue tick. He has 171 thousand followers on Instagram.

6. Gurpreet Singh Sandhu (299.3 thousand)

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The 28-year-old Bengaluru-based goalkeeper has also worn a Captains armband for the national team on several occasions. He has gained a lot of followers due to playing for East Bengal, Mohun Bagan and Norway's club Stabek FC. He has 114 thousand followers on Facebook, 57.3 thousand on Twitter and 128 thousand followers on Instagram.

5. JJ Lalpekhlua (350 thousand)

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JJ, popularly known as 'Mizo Sniper', ranks second in the list of Indian players with the highest goals in ISL history. He won several ISL titles from Chennaiyin FC.

He could not play much last season due to injury, but his popularity among fans has always been at the top. He has 41 thousand followers on Twitter, 87 thousand on Facebook and 222 thousand followers on Instagram.

4. Sandesh Xinghan (478 thousand)

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The defender, who hails from Chandigarh, recently split from Kerala Blasters. He has also played in BFC, DSK Shivajian and Sporting Club de Goa in his career.

He is just 26 years old and he is like a nightmare for the strikers. Jhingan has also captained the national team in many matches. He has 148 thousand followers on Twitter, while the number on Instagram is 330 thousand and he does not have an official Facebook page.

3. Sahal Abdul Samad (496.4 thousand)

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Another football player from Kerala Blasters is Sahal Abdul Samad who is being seen as the next poster boy of Indian football like Bhaichang Bhutia, Renedi Singh and IM Vijayan.

The young midfielder made his international debut in 2019 and soon gained a lot of followers on social media. He has 6.4 thousand followers on Twitter, 68 thousand on Facebook and 422 thousand followers on Instagram.

2. CK Vineet (1.01 million)

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Vineet, 32, has consistently done well in domestic football. He has also played for Bengaluru FC, Kerala Blasters and Chennaiyin FC before moving to Jamshedpur FC and East Bengal.

However, he has not played regular for the national team. He has never disappointed his fans and that is why he is the second highest Instagram follower in Indian football.

He has 185 thousand followers on Twitter, while the number is 351 thousand on Facebook and 475 thousand on Instagram.

1. Sunil Chhetri (3.3 million)

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'Captain Fantastic' Sunil Chhetri Ekloute is an Indian football player who has more than one million followers on Instagram. He has 1.6 million followers on Twitter.

His followers include cricketers, actors and many athletes. He is also ahead of Lionel Messi in the list of active players who score the most international goals. He also played for two big clubs in Kolkata, Mohun Bagan and East Bengal, before joining Bengaluru. He has 617 thousand followers on his Facebook page and 1.1 million on Instagram.

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