He might be sliding down the world player rankings recently but Kaka (@RealKaka) still rules the roost on Twitter with 2.4 million followers. The likes of @Carles5puyol, @aguerosergiokun and @luis_fabuloso have also clocked up close to half a million devotees each. We’ve scoured our friends at BetUS online betting for a price on who will top the rankings at the end of the season. In the meantime, since neither Spanish nor Portuguese is our strong suit, here are ten of the top footballing Tweeters who Tweet in English. US internationals dominate.
1. @Cristiano 1.5 million followers
Ronaldo or his people juggle English and Portuguese as the Iberian Flatley tackles some tap-in questions from his faithful.
RECENT TWEET: Honoring my son.- @abbeymayor hey Ronaldo, what does that sign u do with ur hand when u score mean?
2. @rioferdy5 435k followers
The king of Premier League Twitter “banta”. Never off it.
RECENT TWEET: Mahoooosive game 2mo, can’t wait! 3points is what we want tweeps, I’m focused maaaaaan! Let’s av iiiiiiiiit!!
Glasgow Rangers’ Yank keeps the home fires burning on Twitter. Personal motto: The Dream starts when u wake up!
RECENT TWEET: Good win for us today! @VladiW7 was top man n took his goals well. Feels good getting back on scoresheet, but wasn’t as sharp as I’d like.
4. @FreddyAdu11 389k followers
Hasn’t really happened for the one-time boy wonder, out of contract at the moment. But he’s keeping the chin up: “Attitude is EVERYTHING, Never put a period where God put a comma.”
RECENT TWEET: I think Newcastle united forward Leon Best and Rapper Drake are brothers. No question about it. They have to be!
5. @cesc4official 315k followers
The Arsenal captain will do well to hang onto that girlfriend of his:
RECENT TWEET: Sunday football has started with a good game. Still to come, 2 more premier league games and 3 spanish games. Thats why i love sundays!
6. @JozyAltidore17 285k followers
The big man has made a greater impact on Twitter than he did at Hull or currently Villarreal.
RECENT TWEET: Anybody else feel like a winter world cup would be a little weird?? #justsayin
7. @landondonovan 270k followers
Landycakes keeps in touch with his old squeeze and Dunphy favourite Bianca while filling us in on life in the MLS and his enduring love for all things Everton.
RECENT TWEET: Senior basketball player at Pitt University: “I’m going to graduate on time…no matter how long it takes.” So awesome
8. @ryanbabel 183k followers
His profile currently reads “#TwitterJail” as Babel has gone into Twitter hibernation since his Howard Webb gaffe:
RECENT TWEET: #TwitPolice will be here in 10 min
9. @jack_wilshere 152k followers
RECENT TWEET: @Persie_Official is to old to play fifa with us! Haha
10. @RobbieSavage8 142k followers
The omnipresent media whore is one of Rio’s regular banta opponents.
RECENT TWEET: @rioferdy5 it’s also dragging like when you had your parachute on against Bellamy oh and Torres !!!
Have we missed any from the top ten? Tweet us at @dangerhere