Neymar Jr.

Neymar Jr. is Twitter's most influential athlete in Brazil on 2018

As usual, in 2018, Neymar Jr. did not only shine in the pitch, but also out of it. And one of the places where he's the most prominent player, always, is in his social media pages. In 2018, our number 10 of the Brazilian National Team was the most mentioned athlete in the platform, in Brazil.

Much due to the World Cup, his performance in the season and the great duels waged by PSG's squad on the Champions League, Neymar Jr., besides being the most mentioned athlete on Twitter, also had the most popular tweet in the country, In 2018. Posted on June 22, 2018, after a thrilling victory of the Brazilian National Team over Costa Rica, 2-0 at the World Cup, he made a text in his social media, which generated more than 342,000 likes and about of 79 thousand retweets. The star eventually helped Brazil even more on becoming the nation that most tweeted about the World Cup.

With more than 41 million followers on the platform, Neymar Jr. is currently the largest Twitter profile in Brazil. In the overall ranking, the player continues to rise, in 28th place, almost crossing big personalities in front of him, who are none other than Oprah Winfrey and LeBron James.

Check out the list of the most mentioned athletes by Brazilians on Twitter in 2018:

1. Neymar Jr. (@neymarjr)
2. Philippe Coutinho (@Phil_Coutinho)
3. Cristiano Ronaldo (@Cristiano)
4. Vinicius Junior (@ vini11Oficial)
5. Ronaldinho Gaúcho (@ 10Ronaldinho)
6. Gabriel Jesus (@ gabrieljesus33)
7. Kylian Mbappe (@KMbappe)
8. Lionel Messi (@TeamMessi)
9. LeBron James (@KingJames)
10. Lucas Paquetá (@ LucasPaqueta97