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Are you a sports fan? Whether you live to watch the GOATs crash the boards in NBA games or enjoy more obscure sports like frisbee golf, you might find content that interests you from this list of the top sports influencers to watch on social media.

Top sports influencers

Lionel Messi

Argentina-born Lionel is an international soccer superstar currently playing as a forward for Ligue 1 club Paris Saint-Germain in France. For his 492 million Instagram followers, he shares his favorite athletic wear looks and shows his creative side with a custom water bottle design

Kanoa Greene

Kanoa is a body-positive fitness influencer featured on “Good Morning America” and in several major publications. For her TikTok followers, the determined diva goes surfing, dances (and sweats) the blues away, and leads an outdoor yoga session.  

Lebron James

Lebron, known to his 158 million Instagram followers as @kingjames, is probably the most famous basketball player on the planet. The Los Angeles Laker keeps his followers up-to-speed by sharing his Lebron James’ Home Court event, fancy footwear, offering a peek at some sweet family time and showing his best game face

Adriene Mishler

Adriene is a yoga teacher on a mission to connect as many people as possible through her free yoga videos, available for all skill levels. On YouTube, where she’s known as yogawithadriene, she guides her 12.3 million subscribers through everything from a 10-minute morning session to beginner-friendly yoga for couch potatoes

Sofie Dossi

Sofie is a skilled gymnast, contortionist and singer from California. On Tiktok, the celebrity influencer showcases flexibility routines set to her original songs and samples a new scent while stretching and defying gravity in the grass

Rafael Nadal

Also known affectionately as “Rafa” by millions of fans around the globe, Rafael is a Spanish professional tennis player — one of the best in the world. On Instagram, he takes his 20.5 million followers home to Mallorca and prepares to dominate the U.S. Open.  

Shaun White

Shaun rose to fame as a sensational snowboarder, taking home Olympic gold three times during his professional career. On Instagram, Shaun shows off his top snowboarding gear picks and hits the slopes in style for his 2.1 million followers. 

Alex Bregman

Alex is an MLB star currently playing for the Houston Astros. On Instagram, where his followers know him as abreg_1, Alex shares stunning career highlights and Halloween with his family.

Serena Williams

Serena’s name is practically synonymous with tennis superstardom. With a whopping 17 million followers on Instagram, Serena shares her entrepreneurial endeavors, like penning a children’s book, and merging tennis and fashion with style that goes beyond the court.

Cristiano Ronaldo

Cristiano is arguably the most well-known soccer player on the planet. He plays for Saudi Pro League club Al Nassr and the Portugal national team. He previously played for the Premier League club team Manchester United. Cristiano keeps his 611 million Instagram followers in the loop through his posts while staying fresh and fierce on the field. 

Virat Kohli

Virat is an Indian international cricket player and former India national cricket team captain. For his 263 million Instagram followers, Virat shares team bonding moments and gets all dressed up to promote a fashion festival

Kelly Slater

Kelly is a Florida native turned professional surfing legend. On Instagram, he’s a celebrity influencer who gives followers the rundown on his go-to surfing gear and shares his surfing experiences in a documentary.  

Kevin Durant

Kevin is a top NBA star who plays for the Phoenix Suns. His Instagram followers, who know him as @easymoneysniper, tune in as he commands attention on the court and travels across the globe to exotic destinations. 

Ryan Sheckler

Ryan is a professional skateboarder from California who gained mainstream fame as a teen while starring on MTV’s reality series “Life of Ryan.” Ryan’s Instagram followers, who know him better as @shecks, get the scoop on his latest shoe design collab and watch as he takes on the kickflip challenge.

Naomi Osaka

Naomi is a pro tennis player with four Grand Slams, two Australian Opens, and two U.S. Open titles. For her 2.7 million Instagram followers, Naomi shares her life on and off the court and rocks designer accessories on the tennis court. 

Brodie Smith

Brodie is a four-time Ultimate Frisbee National Champion and current professional disc golf player who holds six Guinness World Records. On YouTube, Brodie shares content like a putting tutorial to quickly improve your game and a look at what affects the stability of a disc for his 2.2 million subscribers.

Lindsey Vonn

Lindsey is a former World Cup alpine ski racer, Olympic champion, and New York Times best-selling author. On Instagram, Lindsey treats her 2.2 million followers to a peek at a career-chronicling documentary and her career.

Dwayne Johnson

Dwayne is a former professional wrestler turned major Hollywood actor with a supersized physique and personality to match. Better known to his 393 million Instagram followers as @therock, Dwayne gives the scoop on his latest film projects, advocates for the people of Maui and travels to England for a star-studded movie premiere

David Beckham

David is a former professional soccer player from the U.K. who played for Manchester United. On Instagram, David gives his 85.1 million followers a glimpse at his keen sense of style and reflects on the biggest moments of his soccer career. He also shares the latest news on his Miami soccer team.

Kylian Mbappé

Kylian is a French pro soccer player on the Paris Saint-Germain squad and France National Team. Kylian is an Instagram celebrity influencer who shares his Player of the Match award moment and gets his followers hyped up for the upcoming season.

James Rodriguez

James is a Colombian soccer star who plays on the Colombia National Team and the Super League Greece club Olympiacos. His 52 million Instagram followers are treated to a look aboard his jet-setting travels and a dash of dapper style off the field.

Ronaldo de Assis Moreira

Ronaldo is a former Brazilian soccer megastar who played for several top-rated teams and is widely considered one of the best players of all time. On Instagram, where he is better known to his 74.7 million followers — and to the rest of the world — as @ronaldinho, he posts about playing in a star-studded soccer match for peace and shares his soft drink of choice

Travis Kelce

Travis is more than just a football player — he’s a personality on and off the field. He’s also a decorated tight end, with two Superbowl rings with the Kansas City Chiefs. Travis has over 4 million followers on Instagram and frequently posts about the Chiefs or products he loves. He also has a podcast with his brother Jason, a fellow NFL player. He’s also got quite the fashion sense.

Patrick Mahomes

Fellow Kansas City Chiefs star Patrick is also an Instagram sensation with almost 6 million followers. You’ll see Patrick making big plays on the field as a top-notch quarterback and in multiple commercials with brands like State Farm. He’s partnered with companies like Adidas and occasionally shares family life with his wife and two kids.

Whitney Simmons

Whitney is a weightlifting athlete, owner of the Alive fitness app, certified personal trainer and mental health advocate. Whitney also deals with psoriasis and shares her journey with the disease and how to be confident with your body. She has millions of followers spread across Instagram, YouTube and TikTok, where she shares beauty and mental health content, but her most significant focus is fitness. Her personality radiates through all of her content.


it’s the best day of the week GIRLIE POPS 🍭🍒🩵‼️🍓 shoulders, chest and triceps straight from @Alive App 🤪 LFGGG PARTNERS 1️⃣ 4x8 arnold press 2️⃣ 3x8 db chest press superset with 8 neutral grip skullcrushers 3️⃣ 3x10 lateral raise 4️⃣ 3x12 cable tricep pushdown 5️⃣ 3x10 inclune rainbow front raise superset with 10 plate front raises #pushdayworkoutforwomen #pushdayworkout #pushdayforwomen #shoulderdaytips #shoulderdayworkout #upperbodyworkoutforwomen #beginnerworkouttips #micdupworkout

♬ original sound - Whitney Simmons

Candace Parker

Candace is a WNBA player and Instagram influencer with 1 million followers. She partners with big athletic brands like Adidas and Dick’s on her page. Her love for basketball is apparent in all of her content and she even shares content with her main priority in life.

Simone Biles

Decorated gymnast, mental health advocate and athlete Simone shares her journey with 7 million followers on Instagram. She shares her recent marriage to fellow athlete husband Jonathan Owens. Her skills in gymnastics have brought her to many world championships and the Olympic games.

Kate Hall

Kate is an Asics Long Jumper and Type 1 Diabetes advocate. This athlete has over 21K followers on Instagram and shares about life with diabetes. She works with athletic brands frequently to share what keeps her jumping high and keeping her blood sugar in check.

Guilherme Malheiros

Guilherme is a four-time Crossfit Games athlete and has 525K followers on Instagram, where he shares his love for fitness. He works with multiple athletic brands, sharing items like shoes and drinks.

Sophie Cunningham

Sophie is a WNBA player who shares her love for hooping on Instagram with 121K followers. She’s been playing in the WNBA for five years and shares what brands keep her going on her fitness game on and off the court.

Madeleine Nilsson

Madeleine is a Swedish athlete and personal trainer who shares her journey with fitness with 190K followers on Instagram. She’s the founder of Healthful Habits, an online health program. You can find her sharing mindfulness habits, her favorite brands and, of course, fitness.

Rob Gronkowski

Rob, or Gronk, is a retired NFL football player who continues to share his silly personality and love for football with over 2 million followers on TikTok. His personality is one of a kind and he’ll have you laughing for days. 

Isaac Rochell

Isaac is a popular TikToker who is also a professional football player. He shares his perspective as a football player with an influencer wife, but he’s quite popular himself, with over 2 million followers.

Olivia Dunne

Olivia is a TikTok influencer and athlete who has almost 8 million followers. She’s an LSU gymnast and shares her life as a college athlete. She’s even been featured in Forbes.

Tom Brady

Tom is a well-known NFL retired football player who played for 23 seasons and has won seven Superbowl rings. He’s also quite popular on social media, with more than 14 million followers on Instagram and almost 5 million followers on TikTok. You’ll find him sharing things about football, sports, health and golf.

Cooper Kupp

Cooper is an NFL wide receiver who shares about life as an athlete on TikTok with 615K followers. It’s interesting to see an inside look at the NFL from a player’s perspective and while he doesn’t share often, his take on football is fun to watch. 


After tonight, words will be rendered to what they really are: AIR! Evaluations, projections, comparisons... waste of breath. The draft is the start, not the finish. #nfldraft #nfl

♬ original sound - Cooper Kupp

Natalie Allport

Natalie is a snowboarder and CrossFit athlete on TikTok with 225K followers. She shares her training and love for sports on her profile. She works with brands around important topics like mental health.


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