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Messi, Ronaldo, Neymar: How Much Money Top Footballers Made Per Instagram Post in 2020-21?

Mudeet Arora
Jun 10, 2021, 6:54 PM GMT+5:30
Footballers with highest earning per post on Instagram
Footballers with highest earning per post on Instagram / 90min
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Footballers these days are not just athletes, they have become major brands, especially when you go to see superstars like Lionel Messi, Cristiano Ronaldo and Neymar.

With the rise of social media and these players' popularity on Instagram especially, their commercial value has grown by leaps and bounds. Today, players earn millions just by making a normal Instagram post.

A recent social media study conducted by CRO Agency LoveUX has revealed the 30 top footballers who earned the most money with such promotional posts in the 2020-21 season.

Ranked from the highest earner on Instagram along with their per-post earning, here are the 30 superstars:

1. Cristiano Ronaldo (£15,851,742 for 32 sponsored posts) - £495,367 per post

2. Lionel Messi (£8,463,635 for 24 sponsored posts) - £352,651 per post

3. Neymar (£7,737,057 for 27 sponsored posts) - £286,558 per post

4. Zlatan Ibrahimovic (£2,277,130 for 25 sponsored posts) - £91,085 per post

5. Paul Pogba (£1,763,620 for 21 sponsored posts) - £83,891 per post

6. Robert Lewandowski (£1,154,910 for 29 sponsored posts) - £39,824 per post

7. Antoine Griezmann (£1,131,375 for 18 sponsored posts) - £62,854 per post

Lionel Messi
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8. Marcelo (£906,521 for 10 sponsored posts) - £90,652 per post

9. Luis Suarez (£776,928 for 10 sponsored posts) - £77,692 per post

10. Paulo Dybala (£722,184 for 9 sponsored posts) - £80,243 per post

11 Dani Alves (£692,427 for 11 sponsored posts) - £62,948 per post

12. James Rodriguez (£544,453 for 6 sponsored posts) - £90,742 per post

13. Ivan Rakitic (£513,252 for 15 sponsored posts) - £34,217 per post

14. Karim Benzema (£438,697 for 6 sponsored posts) - £73,116 per post

Cristiano Ronaldo
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15. Mo Salah (£398,048 for 5 sponsored posts) - £79,610 per post

16. Kylian Mbappe (£362,358 for 4 sponsored posts) - £90,590 per post

17. Gabriel Jesus (£310,886 for 11 sponsored posts) - £28,262 per post

18. Toni Kroos (£309,245 for 6 sponsored posts) - £51,540 per post

19. Harry Kane (£255,357 for 13 sponsored posts) - £19,643 per post

20. Sergio Ramos (£254,204 for 3 sponsored posts) - £84,734 per post

21. Thiago Silva (£234,193 for 7 sponsored posts) - £33,456 per post

22. Thomas Muller (£229,387 for 14 sponsored posts) - £16,384 per post

23. Raphael Varane (£224,427 for 8 sponsored posts) - £28,053 per post

24. Kevin De Bruyne (£198,495 for 8 sponsored posts) - £24,811 per post

25. Miralem Pjanic (£197,179 for 17 sponsored posts) - £11,599 per post

26. Raheem Sterling (£194,556 for 13 sponsored posts) - £14,966 per post

27. Marc-Andre Ter-Stegen (£192,798 for 8 sponsored posts) - £24,100 per post

28. Radamel Falcao (£181,686 for 7 sponsored posts) - £25,955 per post

29. Ricardo Quaresma (£175,589 for 28 sponsored posts) - £6,271 per post

30. Gareth Bale (£166,951 for 2 sponsored posts) - £83,476 per post

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