Richarlison is the Premier League’s biggest TikTok star
New research has helped create a definitive ranking of the Premier League players who have the biggest following on TikTok.
The data was compiled by Sport World News, analyzing the follower counts of all Premier League players and generating a power ranking of the top 10 stars in terms of required fan base size and influence on the social media platform became.
As you’d expect, a selection of the league’s biggest clubs are represented, with Manchester United and Manchester City boasting three players each. Chelsea and Tottenham Hotspur are vying for positions while both Liverpool and Arsenal miss out on the top ranks when it comes to social media dominance.
The player, who sits pretty near the top of the rankings, may surprise you as he has yet to score a single Premier League goal in what has been a pretty overwhelming season for him and his team. We also have a real world champion in our midst who happens to be the only goalkeeper.
10. Harry Maguire (harrymaguire93), Manchester United
Total Likes: 8,827,488
While the Manchester United captain and centre-back may not be an obvious contender for social media fame, he’s sneaking in with a thoroughly respectable battalion of over 2.3million followers.
Total Likes: 20,895,146
Lingard’s easy-going, light-hearted content has garnered him nearly 2.5million followers on TikTok, despite the former England attacking midfielder not playing for any of the typical Big Six clubs.
Total Likes: 17,728,899
However, Martinez, the second and final player in the top 10 not from a Big Six side, is a world champion and his exploits with Argentina in Qatar probably didn’t hurt the Villa goalkeeper’s TikTok following count raise over 3 million mark.
7. Mason Mount, Chelsea
Total Likes: 25,596,155
With content ranging from shots from the training ground to mini-sketches and dance routines with his teammates, the Chelsea forward can claim to have more TikTok influence than any of his current peers, thanks to a loyal band of around 3.6million followers .
6. Phil Foden (philfoden), Manchester City
Total Likes: 12,369,100
The first of a quick Manchester City one-two in midfield, Foden is fast approaching 4 million followers and usually posts a fairly standard selection of clips from training and fitness work mixed in with match clips and interviews.
5. Jack Grealisch (jackgrealisch), Manchester City
Total Likes: 32,708,451
Grealish squeezes into the top five after amassing 4.4 million followers and a total of 32 million likes on TikTok despite only making 54 posts on his official account. The winger’s most popular post to date was a video of him having breakfast with England team-mate Bukayo Saka, which alone garnered nearly 20 million views and 2.6 million likes.
Followers: 4,725,522 Total Likes: 42,515,620
The 18-year-old Garnacho, the first of two Manchester United wingers to make the top five, sits fourth overall despite being the youngest player on the list and only making his professional debut around six months ago started in the professional team for the club. The Argentine’s most popular post to date is a clip of him celebrating a United win with former team-mate Cristiano Ronaldo.
3. Antony (Antourny), Manchester United
Total Likes: 33,468,468
One of Manchester United’s most expensive signings, Antony occupies a spot on the podium with over 5.1 million followers on TikTok. The tricky Brazil winger’s most popular post was a clip of him performing his signature “360-degree spin” during a training session with his national team.
2. Kevin De Bruyne (Kevindebruyne), Manchester City
Total Likes: 18,862,252
As efficient as ever, De Bruyne is the second most popular Premier League player on TikTok, having amassed over 5.6 million followers since first joining the app in early 2022. The Belgium playmaker has only made seven posts on his account, with his most popular being a simple video of him cooking a pre-game meal which has attracted 49.6 million views and 5.3 million likes.
1. Richarlison (Richarlison), Tottenham
Total Likes: 62,836,849
It may come as a surprise that Richarlison tops the rankings given Spurs’ generally disappointing performances this season, but the winger commands a huge army of supporters in his native Brazil. Across 59 posts on TikTok, Richarlison has amassed over 62 million total likes, with his most popular work being a six-second video of the player punching you Seleca Head of a teammate from November 2022 viewed over 116 million times.
https://www.espn.com/soccer/blog-the-toe-poke/story/4900557/richarlison-beats-kevin-de-bruyne-and-antony-to-be-premier-leagues-biggest-tiktok-star Richarlison is the Premier League’s biggest TikTok star