Some of the world's biggest clubs and players are based in England's top flight all of which maintain a vast following regardless of their fortunes on the pitch. But who are the most popular players?

Harry Kane

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The Tottenham Hotspur and England star has not enjoyed the most successful career in terms of team accolades, but this has not affected the masses of fans that follow the centre forward. In the current season, Kane has been the shining light in a struggling Spurs side. Spurs did in fact manage to successfully navigate their path to the UEFA Champions League knockouts where they will face AC Milan in the round of 16. Kane's side are 4/6 favourites to qualify for the quarter-final stage at Betfair, which offers £30 in free bets for new customers who place a £10 bet on competitions such as the UCL and Premier League this season.

Despite Kane's shortcomings in his pursuit of silverware he still boasts a huge following of loyal fans on social media. On Instagram for example, he has 13.8 million followers, which is remarkable considering Spurs itself has just 900,000 more followers than the England captain.


Mohamed Salah

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Mohamed Salah is arguably the biggest star in the Premier League following Cristiano Ronaldo's departure to Al Nassr of Saudi Arabia. The Egyptian star has a huge following across the world, with most of Africa and the Middle East being keen supporters of Liverpool's star man. Salah has 56.3 million followers on Instagram and averages around a million likes per post on the social media app. In terms of global following it is tough to argue against the Egyptian being the Premier League's biggest star at present. He is also likely the biggest footballing brand that Africa has ever produced, the likes of Samuel Eto'o and George Weah were incredible players but they certainly lacked the level of global support that Salah has in abundance.

Kevin de Bruyne

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Kevin de Bruyne is a hugely popular footballer across the globe and one of the greatest players on the planet. The Belgian international did not experience the greatest World Cup campaign in Qatar with an ageing Belgium team. However, his form at City has not faltered and his global popularity continues to increase as a result.

In 2020, he become the first City player ever to win the PFA Player of the year award, and he is one of the most popular players to ever play for the club.

In terms of Instagram following de Bruyne has over 20 million followers, which makes him one of the most followed stars in the league.

De Bruyne's consistent performances over a number of years have earned him comparisons to the great Steven Gerrard, and he has surely already cemented his spot as a Premier League great upon his eventual retirement.


The strongest performers tend to boast the greatest following numbers on social media, and these three stars demonstrate just that.

The likes of Lionel Messi and Ronaldo are by far the most followed footballers in the world, which is extremely fitting considering they are seen by many as the top two footballers of all time.

There have been anomalies in the past with the likes of Pogba possessing a huge following despite his struggles for consistency on the pitch for Manchester United. But the three stars mentioned here are certainly the most popular Premier League stars of the past few years.