Social stars: SA's most followed IG ballers

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Kaizer Chiefs captain Itumeleng Khune is the most followed South African footballer on Instagram in a list dominated by current and former Amakhosi stars.

Khune is arguably one of the popular sporting figures in South African history due to his success with the countries most supported club.

Scroll through the gallery above to see the 10 most followed SA footballers on Instagram right now

Football draws viewerships larger than some of the biggest box office movies and due to its popularity, the games biggest stars attract a large number of fans who idolise the superstars of the sport.

And with social media allowing supporters to have closer access to their heroes, footballers like Khune leads the way in terms of interaction and showing the love to his devout followers.

Dwarfing his rivals

With 866 000 followers on social media application, the 31-year-old has more than double the amount of his nearest competitor for the crown as the most popular footballer in Mzansi.

His former teammate Siphiwe Tshabalala, with 428 000, holds second place. The duo spent more than a decade together at Chiefs and in the Bafana Bafana squad, whilst also representing the nation at the 2010 FIFA World Cup.

Chiefs domination

Five of the 10 players on the most-followed list either plays or represented the Glamour Boys in years gone by, while Orlando Pirates only have one representative.

Did you know?

Around 95-million photos are uploaded per day on the application and currently, the most followed account is Cristiano Ronaldo with 219.6-million followers.

Your thought, please?

Who is your favourite South African footballer on Instagram at the moment and why?

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