Cristiano Ronaldo named most influential footballer on Instagram

Cristiano Ronaldo has been named the most influential footballer on Instagram.

The data collected by Nielsen Gracenote suggests Ronaldo has more power and reach on the social media network than other leaders in the football industry such as Lionel Messi, Kylian Mbappe and Neymar.

It is suggested that Ronaldo averages a whopping $3.5 million (£3m) per post he makes on Instagram.

Ronaldo has 481 million followers on Instagram, which is more than any other footballer in the world.

Meanwhile, Jadon Sancho is the most influential English player listed, as per BBC Sport.

It doesn’t mean anything to us unless these players are delivering trophies.

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