Mohamed Salah Tops African Digital Football Stars

Mohamed Salah Tops African Digital Football Stars

by | 9th January 2018
Mohamed Salah

Mohamed Salah has underlined his growing pedigree as Africa’s biggest Football star by winning both the Caf African Player of the year and the BBC Award but now also tops the Africa Digital Football Stars report released by German based research company, Result Sports.


Salah tops a list of 60 African Football Stars on social media with a digital community of 18, 107, 322 fans followed by Didier Drogba on 16, 306, 174 and Samuel Eto’O on 12, 871, 174.


The Liverpool Star has 7.6m fans on Facebook, 6.7m on Instagram and 3.7m on Twitter which gives him quite some reach and his fan base continues to grow.


The report takes into consideration three of the most popular social media platforms on the African continent, Facebook, Twitter and Instagram as shown in the charts below.



Egyptian Football Legend, Mohamed Aboutrika surprisingly comes in at fourth with 11, 717, 497 fans


Borussia Dortmund and Gabon Star, Pierre- Emerick Aubameyang completes the top 5 with 7, 132, 216 fans.


Kevin-Prince Boateng, Mohamed Elneny of Arsenal and Egypt, Ramadan Sobhi of Stoke City, Leicester and Algeria Star, Riyad Mahrez and Eric Bailly of Manchester United and Ivory Coast complete the top 10.


This is the first ever research into the size of the digital communities of Africa’s biggest Stars and this is a ground breaking report and it paints an interesting and surprising picture given the big name players from Africa.