Ronaldo, Messi and Neymar boast most new Instagram followers in 2017 | Football | Sport

Real Madrid star Ronaldo now has 116million followers on his Instagram account, having gained a massive 30m in the last year alone.

The Portuguese superstar is well out in front when it comes to attracting new fans, but there are plenty of other footballers who are gaining popularity.

ace Paul Pogba saw a surge in followers after his mega-money return to Old Trafford, while Zlatan Ibrahimovic and Gareth Bale also appear on the list.

UFC legend Conor McGregor makes the top 10 alongside Cleveland Cavaliers hero LeBron James, but who else has gathered the most followers this year?

Scroll through the gallery above to see which athletes have gained the most Instagram followers in 2017.

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