Cover (L-R) Cristiano Ronaldo, Lebron James, Virat Kohli. | Photo: Wikimedia Commons/Instagram

These athletes are at the top of their game, which just goes to show why they deserve to be at the top of your Instagram feed as well

The realm of sports is reigned by various athletes from diverse backgrounds. But only a few can be crowned kings or queens of the 'gram. Browse below to see which athletes remain a fan favourite even after stunning a crowd during a game of sports.

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1. Cristiano Ronaldo

Portuguese footballer Cristiano Ronaldo is Instagram’s most-followed athlete and has been for quite a long while now with more than 307 million followers. Perhaps it’s something to do with looks or game, either way, fans are interested in seeing what makes Cristiano the great athlete he is.

2. Leo Messi

At 224 million followers, Leo Messi is the second most-followed athlete on Instagram. This Argentine footballer is a record-breaker and as of writing, is set to become a free agent. It is also worth noting that he has amassed such a large following for his generosity and humility.

3. Neymar Jr

Neymar da Silva Santos Júnior, famously known as Neymar Jr, is another famous footballer that has won the hearts of over 153 million Instagram users. Neymar’s active presence on Instagram has helped him garner a large fanbase. Apparently, many fans see how this Brazilian footballer enjoys playing the game.

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4. Virat Kohli

Virat Kohli has 131 million—and counting—fans who admire this Indian cricket team skipper’s passion and prowess for the sport. Some might say that Virat shows intense emotion when he plays on the court. Virat is even regarded as one of the best batsmen in the whole world as he ensures he sticks to his own technique and has impressive self-control.

5. Lebron James

Lebron James has 89.7 million admirers on Instagram who are constantly scrolling through the American basketball player's content consisting of highlights on the court, his upcoming movie Space Jam, his unique pregame style, and philanthropic projects. But what draws people to tap 'follow' is this athlete's dedication to the sport. Lebron has even been compared to Michael Jordan for his incredible apt to play ball.

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