Neymar flays Ronaldo and Messi in top 10 athletes with most Instagram story views in 2017

Christiano Ronaldo is undoubtedly the most influential footballer on social media as his Instagram page is monitored by over 116 million followers. But the Portuguese captain is not entirely untouchable on Instagram.

In less than 12 months, Ronaldo’s Instagram page got 30 million new following however rather surprisingly he does not lead the way in the most viewed story.

Instagram stories work in such a way that it is only accessed and viewed on its mobile app, it captures the day of the individual in snapshots which cannot be seen on the main page.

Controversial boxer, Floyd Mayweather, and NBA superstar LeBron James expectedly made the cut although the list is dominated by footballers.

Neymar’s countryman and Paris Saint-Germain teammate, Dani Alves is featured and there were places for Karim Benzema, James Rodriquez, as well as Paul Pogba in the top 10 with Lionel Messi shockingly missing out.