Social media followers are used to measure how popular a person is as some footballers boasts of far more followers than their club.
With 55million followers, Cristiano Ronaldo is the footballer with the highest number of followers on Twitter while his team Real Madrid is the club with the highest number of followers as they have 24.6million followers.
It sometimes occurs that some fans are more interested in specific players and following them over the official club accounts.
NAIJ.com takes a look at 7 players with more followers on social media than their club side.
1. Wayne Rooney - Everton
The England striker moved from Manchester United to his boyhood club Everton. The 32-year-old can boast of 15million followers while his club side have gathered just over a million followers on Twitter.
2. Javier Hernandez - West ham
The former Manchester United striker recently made a switch to Premier League side West Ham from Bayern Leverkusen. NAIJ.com understands that the Mexican international has 8million followers while his current club can only boast of 1.2million followers on Twitter.
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3. Lukas Podolski - Vissel Kobe
The former Arsenal striker is an entertaining fellow on Twitter as he has trended so many times on social media including the time he played his last game for the German national team. The foward has more that 3million followers while his Japanese club side Vissel Kobe have a measly 40k followers.
4. James Rodriguez - Bayern Munich
The Colombian forward made a shock move from Real Madrid to Bayern Munich on a 2-year loan. The former Porto man has 13million followers while his current club can just boast of 3.8million followers on Twitter.
5. Oscar - Shanghai SIPG
The Brazilian ace made a switch from Chelsea to Chinese side Shanghai SIPG in the 2017 January transfer window following the arrival of Antonio Conte to Stamford Bridge. NAIJ.com understands that Oscar has around 4million followers on Twitter while his club do not even have an official Twitter account.
6. Sergio Aguero - Man City
The Argentine striker is Manchester City all-time highest goal scorer in the Premier League. The former Atletico Madrid forward has 11.7million followers while his club has just 4.5million followers.
7. David Villa - New York City
The Spaniard moved to America to join New York City FC in 2014 from Atletico Madrid. While Villa has 8million followers on Twitter, New York City have not been able to muster even 350k on the social media platform.
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