Footballers are more than simply athletes; they are also well-known figures. Worldwide, millions of people follow football players. They not only performed miracles on the field, but they also received media attention for a variety of other reasons. A current indicator of a footballer’s popularity is the number of fans and followers they have on social media. ‘Footgol,’ a research firm, just issued a list of the top footballers on Google as of 2023.
This search results page features Cristiano Ronaldo at the top. This ranking demonstrates that Ronaldo’s popularity hasn’t diminished despite his World Cup exit and absence from Europe. Lionel Messi, the World Cup champion for Argentina, is ranked second after Cristiano Ronaldo. Neymar, Kylian Mbappe, and Robert Lewandowski round out the top three. Karim Benzema, Paulo Dybala, Gerard Pique, Sadio Mane, and Luis Suarez round out the top 10.
Cristiano Ronaldo (1.74 million monthly searches)
The impact of Cristiano Ronaldo on social media is extensive. Ronaldo’s prowess in the online world has not diminished in the slightest despite Saudi Arabia no longer playing in the European football spotlight. On Instagram, Ronaldo still has the most followers (5.57 million). And Ronaldo continues to rank as the top Google search term.
(13.2 million monthly searches) Lionel Messi
Messi uses social media less frequently than Ronaldo. The Argentine superstar, though, exhibited a significant increase in popularity on social media after winning the World Cup.
Messi’s World Cup in the air Instagram image also set records. On the list of footballers who receive the most Google searches, Messi comes in second place to Ronaldo.
Neymar (9.2 million monthly searches)
Despite a strong start to the season, Neymar’s most recent stretch has not been successful. Brazil is no longer competing at the World Cup, and the forward is now trapped. The Brazilian superstar has, nevertheless, maintained his dominance on Google’s list of most-searched individuals in 2023. 92 million searches have been made for him.
One of the best football players of all time is Kylian Mbappe (8.5 million searches each month). He caused a big sensation by scoring a hat-trick in the World Cup final. This French great is shining with the ball all season long, despite PSG’s inability to advance to the Champions League quarterfinals. Mbappe, though, is behind Ronaldo, Messi, and Neymar in terms of Google popularity thus far this year.
Lewandowski, Robert (3.2 million monthly searches)
Even after leaving Bayern Munich and moving to Barcelona, Lewandowski is still scoring goals. The Laver team is vying for the championship in the domestic league despite their inability to help the club succeed in Europe. A new level of popularity is being experienced directly by this Polish striker. Leva is listed as the fifth most popular Google search result. It has a substantially smaller population than the previous four individuals.